Foundations of Digital Image

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06. Resolution

Image resolution is the detail an image holds. The term applies to raster digital images, film images, and other types of images. Higher resolution (hi-res) means more image detail. Low resolution (lo-res) means less image detail.

Digital

  • 720×480  : D-VHS, DVD, miniDV, Digital8, Digital Betacam
  • 720×480  : Widescreen DVD (anamorphic)
  • 1280×720  : D-VHS, HD DVD, Blu-ray, HDV (miniDV)
  • 1440×1080  : HDV (miniDV)
  • 1920×1080  : HDV (miniDV), AVCHD, HD DVD, Blu-ray, HDCAM SR
  • 1998×1080  : 2K Flat (1.85:1)
  • 2048×1080  : 2K Digital Cinema
  • 4096×2160  : 4K Digital Cinema
  • 7680×4320  : UHDTV
  • 15360×8640 : 16K Digital Cinema

Print

DPI Pixels cm
800 1000 3,18
300 1000 8,47
200 1000 12,7
72 1000 35,28
DPI Pixels cm
800 3150 10
300 1181 10
200 787 10
72 283 10
DPI Pixels mm Paper size
300 11114×14008 941×1186 A0
300 7016×11114 594×941 A1
300 4961×7016 420×594 A2
300 3508×4961 297×420 A3
300 2480×3508 210×297 A4
300 1748×2480 148×210 A5
300 1240×1748 105×148 A6
300 874×1240 74×105 A7
300 614×874 52×74 A8

 

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Gerhard Richter, Gegenüberstellung 2/ Confrontation 2, 1988

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Tom Friedman, Untitled (Total), 2000

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Tom Friedman Untitled 1995 Toothpicks 66 x 76.2 x 58.4 cm 26 x 30 x 23″

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