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    Macbook Retina and images

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    Macbook Retina and images
    Hello guys,
    I'm doing graphic design with a macbook retina since a month ago.
    Even it's just a 13'', it's not so bad to work on it cause of its resolution.

    I just noticed a problem: I draw infographics for my website and I save them in jpg or png.
    While I'm working on Illustrator, everything seems ok.
    After I save them in jpeg or png, the images look blurry!

    I noticed the same thing in other websites.
    Is this normal or I'm doing any mistake?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Macbook Retina and images
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    JPG is not a lossless format, PNGs however are. What resolution are your infographics in originally? Ensure you are aren't scaling or doing anything like that when you export to PNG/JPG..
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    Macbook Retina and images

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    JPG is not a lossless format, PNGs however are. What resolution are your infographics in originally? Ensure you are aren't scaling or doing anything like that when you export to PNG/JPG..
    The same problem appears with both jpg and png.

    I'm not scaling anything. In the "save for the web" preview, the image appears smaller than it should be at 100%.
    When I open the saved one, I can see that the 100% version is all blurry.

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    Macbook Retina and images
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    Ahh, "Save for the web" will try to reduce the size of the image and thus quality. See if there is an Export functionality instead and for JPGs at least you should get a slider of sorts that allows you to set the quality of the file. Set this to the maximum and see how it looks..
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    No, there's always the same problem.
    I think I got it. Seems like that retina displays need bigger images to show them clearly.
    5 Things I learned designing for high-resolution retina displays

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdeyeblind82 View Post
    No, there's always the same problem.
    I think I got it. Seems like that retina displays need bigger images to show them clearly.
    5 Things I learned designing for high-resolution retina displays
    For the retina displays to show your image at its best, you need to not only match their resolution or higher, but also their dpi count. Normal LCD monitors are about 72DPI give and take. But I do believe retinas are much higher, well they have to be anyway.

    For my photography books, this is something Apple points out I will have to consider when designing my books and formatting my images for those books.. But this is something I will also face in the next few months..

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