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lachla Calculating status...
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Apr 10, 2011 1:35 AM
Safari doesn't render images at their full resolution, so even zooming won't get you a 1:1 pixel mapping. It helps to "Save" an image to the picture roll and view it in the Photos app, but that's so much work.

Isn't there a way to view only the image, like desktop Safari can? I just want to read a web comic, nothing huge.
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  • HereIsTom Level 4 Level 4 (1,475 points)
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    Apr 10, 2011 4:42 AM (in response to lachla)
    Can you give an example?
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  • HereIsTom Level 4 Level 4 (1,475 points)
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    Apr 10, 2011 6:56 AM (in response to lachla)
    That one image is small, if choose previous then it its full screen
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  • HereIsTom Level 4 Level 4 (1,475 points)
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    Apr 11, 2011 1:46 AM (in response to lachla)
    This is the image you linked to; http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic/1299970539.jpg

    And this is the previous image; http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic/1299967561.jpg

    So the previous image has a higher resolution and that's why you don't get the first imaga in big screen
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  • HereIsTom Level 4 Level 4 (1,475 points)
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    Apr 11, 2011 2:17 AM (in response to lachla)
    Then you need to explain better, because nobody understand your question!
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  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Apr 11, 2011 2:52 AM (in response to lachla)
    lachla wrote:
    It's a widely reported issue, I just can't find a solution.


    A widely reported issue? Never heard of this issue before...

    The image is 742x1800... The web designer needs to make the image bigger. This is not a fault in Safari rendering the image.

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  • a Mac user Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Apr 11, 2011 7:33 AM (in response to lachla)
    No, I know exactly what is going on here. Back in december I was away on vacation and was using my iPad to copy all the raw images from my camera SD cards over to a ftp at home. I after the first few attempts I was noticing I was "uploading" a 5kX3k image in resolution, but mobile safari would only have a greatly reduced image uploaded. Luckily I was able to check on a laptop and saw that all my EXIF data was being preserved with the original image resolution. What I believe is happening is that the Mobile Safari in iOS devices have a scaling function on images so that it will preserve some of the image quality without having to wait for long periods of time to load an image. Your images are still the same size as the original upload, it is optimizing the image for viewing because you should not need a 1:1 pixel representation of LARGE images in mobile safari, if you do then you should be using a different device.
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  • a Mac user Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Apr 11, 2011 7:55 AM (in response to lachla)
    I believe the image scaling is forced through the webkit engine. If you were to use a downloader app and then third party application for viewing, you might be able to download the image from the URL and then view it full sized. The Photos app will create optimized copies of images you save as well as the original size. When you sync the device to a computer you can then get the original full sized images off the iPad.

    Could you give slightly more detail as to what you are doing that requires these large images? We might be able to point you to an app or process for achieving your goal better. On a mobile device, it is hard to show large scale images fluidly due to the lacking hardware that most have.
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)
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    Apr 11, 2011 7:59 AM (in response to lachla)
    Have you tried other browsers like iCab?
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  • a Mac user Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Apr 11, 2011 8:03 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
    My only concern about that is other browsers are being forced to use the webkit framework that is on iOS and are not allowed to use a third party rendering engine. Otherwise it may work.
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