Like so many others I am looking to buy my first digital camera and have come accross a problem that I haven't seen discussed. I have asked my local retailers but they know less than me generally - & that ain't much!!! Most of my viewing will be on monitors or TV yet I want to be able to crop & print etc if I wish to do so. Having downloaded test images from several web sites I have come accross a problem. Generally the images that look best on my computer monitor are taken with 3 or 4mp cameras despite the monitor resolution only being set at 1064x768. Cameras of more than 4mp often suffer from jagged edges, patterning on bricks/ roof tiles, noise etc and generally lack detail. Images below 3 mp may well just suffer from cheaper lenses etc used on the cameras but lack detail in shadow and just don't look as good. This demonstrates to me that more pixels isn't the answer to better viewing so what do I need to buy? I don't want to buy a 5mp camera & find that I suffer from the problems above. This isn't my choice but for my information if I set the camera to a lower resolution will this avoid the problems with high MP count cameras? If I post edit a copy of the image to a lower resolution will this do the same thing & let me both keep the flexibility of the detailed image if I want it later and view the image without nasties? Is there software that does this? Is there a better answer? For viewing at 1064x768 is the ideal image that size? 0.8mp.