Video: Image Resolution and Pixels

I will bet you know people who need this video. It's designed to relate the basic ideas behind resolution and pixels in digital images.

This video follows the story of Neil, who learns why he can’t enlarge and print a photo that was taken with his phone.  Using an analogy of a blanket, the video illustrates what happens when a small image is enlarged and what’s needed for printing larger photos.  It teaches:
  • The basics of pixels in digital images
  • Why a digital image with a small number of pixels can’t be enlarged
  • What happens when a digital image is enlarged too much
  • How megapixels and resolution affect print size

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This video is part of the Common Craft video library and is designed for teaching technology concepts. Common Craft members can download and/or embed it on public or private websites.