What is a pixel?

What is a pixel? You’ve no doubt heard of the word pixel, and you may have some idea what a pixel is, but if you don’t, this post will go into detail to describe a pixel. The simplest way to describe a pixel, or ‘Picture Element‘, is to define it as the smallest physical element […]

Pixel Depth

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All pixels have what is known as a pixel depth, or bit depth, or colour depth. The pixel bit depth is the number of ‘bits’ of information required to store the colour information for that pixel. In this post we will use Adobe Photoshop as an example. When working with Abobe Photoshop, you generally work […]

H Elliot posing for Gilbert Ledward Photo Retouch

Gilbert Ledward signed Aug 1946 (H-Elliot) digital photo restoration

The Combined Services Memorial at Westminster Abbey in London was designed by sculptor Gilbert Ledward. The models for the three figures were serving members of the forces. Corporal Howard Elliott modeled for The representative of the Parachute Regiment in this memorial, and I was lucky enough to have been given this following job by one […]

Changing an image resolution

Changing an image resolution Increasing an image size OK, so can you just increase an image’s pixel dimensions to make a larger image? No. Well, you can, sort of! Adobe Photoshop and other image editing software will allow you to do this, and they will fill in the ‘gaps’ between each pixel by a process […]