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| p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · The ongoing saga as to why I`m seeing poor results from 5D3 |
If you want to assess at the pixel level, then look at 100%. If you want to see the whole picture then you can't assess the fineness of things at pixel level.
If you want to get the best viewing for the whole picture to review them, for example in Bridge or Windows Photo Viewer, then batch resize them with Photoshop Batch and use Bicubic Sharper to resize.
The quick and dirty resizers in at different view magnifications in Photoshop are not nearly as good. 50% and 25% are excellent because those are integer resizes (as PixelPerfect states above), but 33% less so, and odd random resizing factors much less so.
In my workflow, I ingest via DIM4, open DPP, delete obvious clunkers, make basic adjustments, and then batch convert to 1500 x 1000, which is what I use for fast everyday browsing of my photos in Bridge or Photo Viewer. DPP will use two cores in Batch, and if I have a lot, I can start three Batches simultaneously on thirds of the set and get all six cores operating at once. Usually I just do something else for a few minutes.
I do tests on the 1500 px images, for example for making stitches or HDRs, since it goes much faster when the area is only 10 % of the originals. If the results are encouraging, I work them up full size.
Any photos that I want to post-process I convert to 16 bit TIFF and work on in Photoshop CS 5. I will get Lightroom soon, though it is less smart about cores.