>Hold on - thanks to you all, maybe I DO understand this. If scanned
>at 72 dpi, even a 4x6 print would need quite a bit of interpolation to
>get it up to a good screen size, ergo crap. Is that correct?
6"x4" at 72dpi gives you 432 x 238 pixels. That's half of an 800x600 pixel
screen. Define "good screen size". :) I think what most people are saying
is that it's easier to resample to a smaller number of pixels and get a
good result than it is to resample to a larger size. Averaging (or whatever
;) pixels is easier than inventing them. :)
Remember a lot of people in the world still run their computers in 640x480
or even less in the case of some Macs. So a "good screen size" on your
computer might be hard to work with on someone else's. Then again - it
depends on your expected market!
Rob Geraghty firstname.lastname@example.org