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MacBook Pro Retina changes photo resolution

612 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 1:28 PM by pical RSS
pical Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 16, 2012 4:03 AM

Many pictures in my new MacBook Pro Retina are now displayed in a much smaller size (resolution) than the originals. Could it be that the automatic generation of new high resolution vignettes have altered the original resolution? The altered pictures are now useless and the command "Return to original" does not respond. Most annoying.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.1 GHz
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,855 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:13 AM (in response to pical)

    What size are these images in pixels? What size are you expecting them to be?


    How dd you get the Library from your old machine to your new one? Did you import it by any chance?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,435 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:39 AM (in response to pical)

    If the pixel dimensions of the photos have remained the same then the diffrerences in appearance on your Retina display is due to the many more pixels in that display.  Have you applied all of the updaters for the MBP Retina display?


    What do you mean by resolution?  DPI?  DPI does not come into the equation until you go to print a photo.  This webpage explains DPI: The Myth of DPI




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