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MacBytes
Nov 10, 2007, 09:29 PM
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Category: Photos
Link: Leopardís blurry Preview (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20071110222903)
Description:: A side by side comparison of a 2,959 x 2,115 photo I took seen in both Leopardís Preview (left) and Tigerís Preview (right). Both are approximately half size, scaled using Previewís ďZoom to FitĒ command. If you click the above image, you will see that Tigerís Preview shows a decidedly clearer picture than Leopardís.

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~David
Nov 10, 2007, 09:32 PM
You think they could have used a more vibrant picture for the example... Cause I don't notice any difference.

clevin
Nov 10, 2007, 09:34 PM
i wonder why?

PS. Leopard's UI is just too dark...!!! more so when I look at it more...

~David
Nov 10, 2007, 09:36 PM
They don't even have the windows set to the same size. The Leopard window is larger, so obviously it's going to be stretched more, and therefore, more blurry.

shadowfax
Nov 10, 2007, 10:15 PM
They don't even have the windows set to the same size. The Leopard window is larger, so obviously it's going to be stretched more, and therefore, more blurry.
This was my first thought. how retarded.

I have noticed in Tiger that Preview does really funny things when you hit cmd-option-0 (I think that's what it is--just click on "original size")--it often doesn't show the right original size for me.

tk421
Nov 10, 2007, 11:44 PM
Interesting. It's definitely more blurry in Leopard. And for those concerned about the sizes being different, the follow up article (http://macenstein.com/default/archives/921) addresses that. Still more blurry in Leopard.

PS. Leopard's UI is just too dark...!!! more so when I look at it more...

I like it darker. It puts a greater focus on the actual content of a window, especially if I'm viewing an image or video.

Samwise592
Nov 11, 2007, 12:28 AM
gotta be a fake... the leopard preview window still has the tiger traffic light buttons (too dark). Maybe they used a beta.

Eraserhead
Nov 11, 2007, 03:23 AM
As they say in the second article, look at making sure Preferences==>Images==>Respect image and screen dpi for scale

is checked.

BOOMBA
Nov 11, 2007, 09:10 AM
New tests here

http://macenstein.com/default/archives/921

seems to do it even at 100%

QuarterSwede
Nov 11, 2007, 08:50 PM
Looks like it's a problem with the algorithm Preview 4 uses as QuickLook shows it as clearly as Preview 3.0.9 (Tiger).

Analog Kid
Nov 13, 2007, 01:07 AM
Looks like it's a problem with the algorithm Preview 4 uses as QuickLook shows it as clearly as Preview 3.0.9 (Tiger).
It's weird that Apple does such a good job building on frameworks in some areas and not in others. Why would they use different algorithms for this? Why would they use different DVD playback functions for DVD Player and Front Row? These seem like good applications of frameworks...

Plymouthbreezer
Nov 13, 2007, 08:09 AM
http://www.macbytes.com/images/bytessig.gif (http://www.macbytes.com)

Category: Photos
Link: Leopard’s blurry Preview (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20071110222903)
Description:: A side by side comparison of a 2,959 x 2,115 photo I took seen in both Leopard’s Preview (left) and Tiger’s Preview (right). Both are approximately half size, scaled using Preview’s “Zoom to Fit” command. If you click the above image, you will see that Tiger’s Preview shows a decidedly clearer picture than Leopard’s.

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by MudbugYeah - This is bothersome for those of us working with images professionally...

Sure we have have Lightroom, Photoshop, iPhoto, but Preview is easy and intergraded into many workflows. I hope this is corrected in 10.5.1.