desktop images are not as sharp on the 27"

gentleman00

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Anyone notice that Apple's desktop images ( nature themes, etc) are not as sharp on the 27"?:confused:
 

apfhex

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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.
 
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Spanky Deluxe

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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.
 
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MacHamster68

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Sep 17, 2009
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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.
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
 
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