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Your Camera Loves You: Learn to Love It Back by Khara Plicanic

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Chapter 8. Resolution Revelation: Power to the pixels!

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Take a closer look at the little pixels that make up the big picture.

Ever been confused by terms such as pixels, megapixels, and resolution? You’re not alone. Those words get thrown around a lot, but few people stop to think about what they really mean.

Sounds like a resolution revelation is in order! Don’t reach for your headache medicine just yet, folks; learning about pixels is easier than you think (seriously).

What is a pixel, anyway?

Simply put, pixels are the building blocks of your image. In fact, the word “pixel” actually comes from the conjunction of two words: “picture” and “element.” ...

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