Annoying Preview Habit

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SpookTheHamster, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

    SpookTheHamster

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    Does anyone else find that when they open an image in preview everything is nicely sharp for about 2 seconds, then it suddenly becomes blurred. It's a relatively subtle blur, but very noticable and it can ruin the look of an image. It doesn't save the blur (thank God) and it doesn't happen in any other app, so what the hell's going on?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Strange, typically it's slightly blurry and then the image is focued.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    does this for me as well, blurred then focused.... very weird indeed
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    I think what happens is that Preview displays the image exactly as it appears at first, then applies anti-aliasing to the image so it looks better on screen. This only happens when the image being displayed is scaled instead of at actual size. To my eyes, it makes things looks better, but I can see how it might bug some people. Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to turn it off.
     
  5. SpookTheHamster thread starter macrumors 65816

    SpookTheHamster

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    I think it still does it to me even at 1:1 scale, which is annoying. Anyone know any apps that can open and scroll through as many pictures as quickly as Preview does?
     

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