• Emma Venables

Why do my images look pixelated?

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

Why do images look pixelated when you blow them up? IN A NUTSHELL. .

Say you've got an image that's 10cm Sq and it's got 300dots per inch. (Print resolution).

If you blow it up to twice the size, (20cm Sq) the number of dots won't increase, they'll just get bigger.... meaning there will now only be a quarter the number of dots in each inch.. if they're bigger, you'll start to see them. Hence pixelation.

It's as simple as that!