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February 12, 2013

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Apart from the performance\battery life compromise (same with ipad\air) and connected standby Win 8 is pretty much there. The Metro UI appears to be resolution independent, limitations do apply to the desktop

I now have two computers with touch screens, and I am finding it annoying using ones without touch screens.

High pixel counts for digital cameras pointless? That tells me you don't own a very big printer. I need 261 megapixels to print a 44" x 66" image @300ppi. Sadly, I make do with only 36MP. It takes a bit of effort in Photoshop to make an acceptable image.

Sure I'm an edge case, but I noticed your daughter wanted a 11x17, which is roughly 16MP at 300ppi (HP, Canon) and 24MP at 360ppi (Epson). Photoshop gurus want oversampled images to make their edits less visible. Even a 8.5" x 11" @360ppi oversampled 2X is 48MP. Phase One gets US$40,000 for their 80MP digital back, so there is certainly a market.

But I assume your mean "pointless for people who only post on the web" and you would be spot on. Most people don't realize HDTV is only 2MP, and web images are generally less than 1MP.

Your high-pixel-count efforts are admirable but puzzling. I made a 3-ft x 4-ft print from a difficult 3-megapixel photograph, difficult because it contained fine gradations due to the fog in the landscape. The large print looks fine.

The science cannot be argued with: Larger pixels mean better pictures; higher pixel counts mean smaller pixels.

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