Best photos for showing off the retina display...

gobears81

macrumors newbie
Dec 14, 2011
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Where is the picture taken used for the 13" MacBook Pro with retina display wallpaper

I'm having a discussion with colleagues whether the wallpaper used for the 13" MacBook Pro with retina display on Apple's website is a real location on earth or whether it is fabricated. Anyone know?

I'm referring to the river running through the orange rock formations (on the right):
http://images.apple.com/macbook-pro/images/overview_hero_2x.jpg
 
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MCAsan

macrumors 601
Jul 9, 2012
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Atlanta
We go out west often for photography. While I can not state a lat and long, it looks like any number of locations on the Colorado river. There would be no need to fake such a shot.
 
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Daniel L

macrumors 6502
Sep 15, 2009
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Wow, that's a cool coincidence. I'm using the exact same pic. Cheers to good taste!;)
 
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Michason

macrumors newbie
Oct 11, 2012
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I have all of the linked images saved in my storage. There's not really alot of images out there, compared to the lower resolution images atleast.

Does anyone know where I can find the ones Apple use on their website? I'm specifically looking for the surfing image but if there's some sort of album that would be great.
 
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OSMac

macrumors 65816
Jun 14, 2010
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These images are for the iPad Retina but you can try on the MacBook Pro.

Here's 2 versions of the same photo , one optimized for Retina, the other for a standard iPad.
Can you see the difference?

Full Retina Resolution:
http://members.shaw.ca/JVPhoto/TestImages/ipad3/Inglewood2048.png

Original iPad Resolution:
http://members.shaw.ca/JVPhoto/TestImages/ipad3/Inglewood1024.png


Want to see how sharp an iPad Retina screen can be, try this with single pixel text:

http://members.shaw.ca/JVPhoto/TestImages/ipad3/RetinaTextiPad3.png
 
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benjones

macrumors regular
Jan 25, 2008
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Yeah the Apple photo of the canyon looks like Lake Powell. You can hire Jet Ski's there for about $150 a day and ride through all the slot canyons - awesome day out :)
 
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