iPad Retina iPad Wallpapers Thread

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  1. falcora, Feb 19, 2012
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    Good idea. I'd really like having a large collection of retina wallpapers ready for when the iPad 3 is released (since we pretty much know it'll be retina). Unfortunately I don't have anything to contribute right now, when when I do I'll be back.
     
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    Yeah, I'm going to look some more tomorrow. Most of the wallpapers on google images are designed for resolutions less than 1920x1080. Looks like we have lots of Photoshopping ahead of us!
     
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    Tomorrow for me as well. After doing a quick google search right now it seems you're right. I didn't see a single wallpaper that was above 2000 pixels in both directions. Looks like it won't be as simple as "search and crop" for us.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    As long as the resolution is te closest to the retina one, then I don't care. It will clearly be crisper in terms of resolution.
     
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    Here are some giant wallpapers.
     
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    Good idea :)
     
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    Good thinking ahead. :D
     
  9. Agent-P, Feb 19, 2012
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    I'm about to contribute a bunch of wallpapers....

    Since the file sizes are too big to put as attachments here, I'm gonna put the the download links for them. The images attached to the post are a preview of all the wallpapers I've included in the links along with the names on them so you know which download link to click. I'll update this post every time I upload some new wallpapers.

    I've moved my files from Dropbox to SkyDrive, so they should download now.

    Andromeda Galaxy
    Beach
    Bristle Grass
    Ducks on a Misty Pond
    Eagle & Waterfall
    Elephant
    Flamingos
    Floating Leaves
    Forest in Mist
    Isles
    Lake
    Lion
    Mt Fuji
    Poppies
    Pink Forest
    Red Bells
    Mountain Lion Galaxy
    Shell on the Beach
    Light From Above
    Rainy Window
    Calvin and Hobbes (thank you, wy2sl0, for this)
    Baby Red Panda
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    The new Mountain Lion wallpaper would be nice ...
     
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    2024 will not be enough. It's 2048 by 1536 (so you should at least have an image of 2048 by 2048).

    2048 by 2048 pictures (via Google Images).

    http://stproc.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/lion.jpg - a Lion
    http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2011/11/2b012384e8ac0c2549d0f303037541be.jpg - the Globe (USA)
    http://ipadwallpapershop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/apple.jpg - nice Apple logo with nice background
    http://static.nationalgeographic.nl...ture/original/80/06/15/silhouet-14-150680.jpg
     
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    Youre right it has to be 2048x2048, but these images are not...
     
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  14. Agent-P, Feb 19, 2012
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    You, sir (or madame) are correct. Looks like at 4 in the morning my math skills for doubling resolution suck. I have gone through and fixed all the images. Thanks for the heads up on that.

    I've added it to the list of links in my original post.
     
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    This is one of my favorites that I've been using on my iPad 1. I found a version of it online at 2560x1600, then using some content aware scaling, I was able to extend the vertical resolution to 2048. Then it was simple to crop it horizontally to 2048 as well.
     

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    It is pretty crazy how much I have to scroll on my macbookair. I consider this display pretty high res, and the fact that it is 13 inches vs 10 for the ipad, means that the retina display will be mind boggling.
     
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    I know, I have a 27" monitor at 1920x1080, and the iPads display is going to exceed that.
     
  18. mbhebsgaard, Feb 20, 2012
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    What to do :)

    I'm considering what to do on my iPad wallpaper site:
    http://ipadwallpapersbybay.com/ipad-3-wallpaper/

    Input and suggestions are welcome. It will be an awesome screen to use when visiting clients etc.

    ADD

    Have a look now - what do you think?
    PM me suggestions
     
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    Potentially foolish question...if the resolution of the screen is thought to be 2048 px * 1536 px, why are most of the backgrounds online 2048 by 2048 square? Just so that you can rotate the image for home/lock screen, or is it something you can tell the iPad to do and just rotate the image when the device itself rotates? o_O
     
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    Yup, you answered your own question. :) The iPad will intelligently rotate your background image based on your screen orientation. That's why the background images need to be 2048 pixels tall, and 2048 pixels wide. That way no matter how you hold your device, it has enough pixels.
     
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    alskdjf;alsdfjoeiwqrupgj;alkf okay sorry infantile keyboard smash but that's just really cool and I'm incredibly just argh I want one soon yes.

    /runs off to design wallpapers
     
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    Awesome...I will be spending much time on this thread!
     
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    wow, these are awesome. The earlier pics in this thread got pixelated when blown up, these hi-res pics look stunning, even when blown up! Can't wait to see how great these look on the iPad!!
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    Exactly.

    Which I am sure is the reason Apple is not going to put the highest reolution screen of any of their devices on one of their lowest price products. Not this year, not next year.
     
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