Why is it that low resolution images have blurry pixels when zoomed in? In my head my PC should be able to zoom in on a 16x16 image and have sharp, defined pixels.

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    Such is life when attempting to use retro methods on modern technology... personally I like to save pixel art at 1:1 scale (it's a lot easier to work with, along with the storage space benefit you mentioned) and only upscale it for sharing with other people, or when I need to import it into some software that doesn't play nicely with scaling. But that's probably just because I already use image viewers that display pixels cleanly and ImageMagick (hint: resize pixel art with -sample if you're going to attempt that route) for everything anyway. I wish you good luck with the journey :)

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