I've searched the net but have found no answer.
My monitor is CRT, 15" and is set at 800 x 600. And I just called up a picture which I set at 100% if I display it in Corel PhotoPaint (and which, according to Corel PhotoPaint...like PhotoShop) is, in the Resample window, 7.6" (550 pixels) wide by 5" (362 pixels) high and on my monitor is 8" wide by 5.25" high (I measured it with a ruler.) The Resample Window gives the height and width resolution dpi at 72 for both.
Now the image very nice and clear on my monitor. But I have read over and over that to get a good sharp print of a picture made for monitor/web display I would need it to have many, many more pixels, I guess because printer dots are smaller than monitor pixels.
OK, but I'm not worried about the why of needing more pixels for a good quality large print.
What I do want to know is this: why can this low resolution image of mine look so good on my monitor...what is happening that makes that possible? Can someone help?
And are there any sites that address or are likely to address this question?