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Is it a sin to down-res?

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:37 AM
jonathan_k jonathan_k is offline
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Is it a sin to down-res?

I've been retouching for a specific photographer on a freelance basis for his fashion editorial work. He shoots with a D3X, so they're 24mp images. So when I'm doing beauty for him, for example, its can be a huge undertaking. Each pore is the the size of my signet ring.

I've suddenly realised that I can down-scale the image by a third or more, and it'll still be more than print-quality for a magazine spread. And I cut my work load in half. He says he trusts me, and that I must do whatever is best for workflow.

IS THIS A BAD IDEA? I mean, these images are never gonna be billboards, and I'm flying though them now.


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Old 10-28-2012, 05:01 AM
Phil Schieder Phil Schieder is offline
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Re: Is it a sin to down-res?

I think it just depends on how the skin or the whole picture looks like after downscaling.

I never did anything like that, but I guess I would just downscale the picture and compare it with the original HiRes in equal Zoom-Stages or crops in Photoshop, just to find out if (and which) details are lost.

My guess is that with fine details, like hair, it could be a problem if there isn´t enough resolution or pixels left to display them clear enough.
And I could imagine that downscaling has some kind of sharpening effect on some details.

If there´s no difference in the result, I´d downscale, of course.
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