Any Retina apps capable of multiple scaling factors (e.g. Aperture)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by victorhooi, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. victorhooi macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011

    In his review of the Retina screen:

    Anand mentions that certain apps, like Apple Aperture are able to show the chrome, and content at different "resolutions":

    This definitely sounds pretty cool.

    For example, Chrome could be able to show the browser chrome at the normal 1280x800 resolution, but the actual browser content could be shown at a different scaling.

    Or Pages, or SublimeText could do the same for the text content.

    Does anybody know of any other apps apart from Apple Aperture that are able to do this? Is there a technical name for this feature?

  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    This is not about scaling factors but rather, about detecting scaling (as in HiDPI mode) and taking advantage of the underlying full-resolution surface, aka. backing store. This is most useful for image data, because it allows you to display them in more detail then possible on the normal screen if the same resolution. It's also completely trivial to implement. Preview and Puxelmator do this, Photoshop afaik also.

    For text and browsers it makes much less sense. That said, editors and browsers have supported content scaling for years now - it doesn't have anything to do with retina display. just use cmd+

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