desktop images are not as sharp on the 27"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gentleman00, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    Anyone notice that Apple's desktop images ( nature themes, etc) are not as sharp on the 27"?:confused:
  2. barefeats macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2000
    I'm not sure what you mean. If I download wallpapers that are 2560x1600, they look sharp. What is the resolution of the wallpaper you are using?

    Try this site for nature (and other) themes at 2560x1600:
  3. gentleman00 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    I mesan the ones that are preinstalled in the imac. Maybe my eyes have not gotten used to the screen yet:D

  4. sparkie7 macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2008

    looks like you are going dsylecix too. like me
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    I think Apple's desktops are all 2560x1600 so they should display at their exact resolution on the 27". Maybe you're used to seeing them shrunken down and they're just not as detailed at actual size.
  6. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    I think the original images weren't much higher resolution that 2560x1440. Some of those images are many years old back when cameras were limited more in terms of megapixels etc. I noticed that the background images looked a bit blurry when I got my 30" ACD. They definitely look sharper on my MacBook Pro which has a lower resolution.
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i think its more the other way round the native resolution of the pictures is 1280x960 on a 17-20" screen so if you stretch them to this huge 27" they will become a bit less sharp, something thats quiet normal so nothing to worry about ,just go down with the resolution to the original resolution of the picture and it will be sharp again
  8. mrmicp macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Cheers for that site matey :) Just downloaded the super mario paper for my 24inch (until my 27 arrives).....finally I can combine my love for nintendo and :apple: :D

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