Originally Posted by sklathill
Also, monitor size is the new print size. 20+ inch widescreens are pretty common these days.
That depends if the person set a high resolution with that monitor. At 6 megapixels in high-quality mode, that usually results in an image that is more than 2048 pixels horizontally at 100% size. The average person's monitor is probably not set that high. My laptop's maximum resolution is 1400x900. I can't even fit my 6-megapixel images (100% size) as desktop wallpapers. 6 megapixels is probably going to be sufficient for web or display needs, unless one is a designer or photographer. The average person is probably not going to notice.