pixel peeping

pixel peeping

slang The act, habit, or practice of being particularly or overly critical of or sensitive to the resolution, clarity, and quality of digital images or photographs. When I started getting into digital photography, I'll admit that I that I focused a bit too much on pixel peeping for a while. Later on though, I became less obsessive over technical quality and learned to appreciate well-composed photographs in their own right.
See also: peep, pixel
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Images taken in low light come out decent as well, unless you start pixel peeping.
Also, as we move towards low light, there is some noise in the images, but it is only visible when you go pixel peeping.
I know some photographers only want their photos viewed as an entire work and frown on pixel peeping, but I like to dive in.
But that will also only show if you're pixel peeping on your monitor, or printing images in excess of the length of a baby's arm.