Giant picture, terrible quality
November 20, 2012 6:49 PM Subscribe
Why does this happen: huge sized pictures with terrible image quality.
posted by 2bucksplus to computers & internet (6 answers total)
As an example, this picture of a cat from reddit
. It's apparently 3264 x 1840 (huge) but terrible quality even when zoomed out to fit my laptop screen. Compare it to this photo, much smaller at 600 x 450 but so much sharper.
I don't know all that much about photography but I'd guess the first photo was taken with a cellphone camera and the second with a 'real' camera, but is that all there is?
What specifically is happening to produce such horrible pictures so frequently?