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Re: What exactly is a 100% crop?
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2013, 08:04:28 PM »
I guess I had the wrong idea about the 100% crop images people post on forums.  I thought that it meant they were cropping the image to a certain standard percentage of the frame to allow meaningful comparisons with other images.   

Since it apparently refers to a 1 to 1 display of pixels on my monitor, it does not seem like a very useful concept for use on the forum.  I like the way that the river photos were posted above.  You can see the full image, then the small cropped section.  That seems like a pretty practical way to show people how sharp your cool new lens is. :)
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Re: What exactly is a 100% crop?
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Re: What exactly is a 100% crop?
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2013, 08:57:08 PM »
the easiest way to do it is to click 1:1 in lightroom do a print screen, crop that image out and then you can post that in the forum with the resized full image.
thats how i do it here anyway and it works ok
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Re: What exactly is a 100% crop?
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2013, 08:57:08 PM »