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How to optimize images for Retina and high density screens

A long time ago in a previous life, I sold and fixed computers. The specs were simpler,  resolutions reached 1024X768 on a 4X3 screen and the biggest hurdle was “ghosting” that you would get with a Passive Matrix Screen. Life was simple…

But those days are long gone and now that Apple has launched the Retina Display on their newly announced Macbook Pro with a Pixel density of 220 pixels per inch.  This is the first laptop to introduce a high PPI (Pixel Per Inch) count. The human eye from a normal viewing distance can’t even make out the pixels.  Same thing with the new iPad (264 ppi) and the iPhone (326ppi)…  In essence, Computers will quickly become resolution independent.

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Macbook 2012 Slim or Chunky?

There’s a ton of rumours floating around about the path of the Macbook pro. It seems almost certain that we’ll be seeing a retina like display and the new Ivy Bridge processors, but the verdict is still out whether the profile will be slick and thin, or if Apple will decide to go with a slightly smaller version but pump it full of Battery power for 15…20…30? hours of battery life?

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