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Does it give higher quality to shoot in low-res mode in-camera, or to downsize high-res photos later?

Compare these two scenarios (using the same camera):

1) You take a picture with resolution 3200x2400, transfer it to a computer and resize it to 1600x1200.

2) You take a picture with resolution 1600x1200 and then transfer it to a computer.

Will the picture in 1) be better than the picture in 2)?

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marked as duplicate by mattdm, MikeW, drewbenn, Itai, jrista Jan 29 '12 at 5:13

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Generally, computer software features a lot more sophisticated algorithms and coupled with the processing power of a computer will likely yield better results. You also have a lot more control over the appearance of final resized image and its compression. When I resize images for emailing or for posting on a website, I prefer to use Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom over say Picassa because the results out of the Adobe software are better.

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Could you post any examples to illustrate how Adobe results are better? –  Imre Jan 29 '12 at 9:01
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