Did Leopard make theming harder or easier?

TheSpaz

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Jun 20, 2005
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I know that theme software for Leopard isn't written yet but, do you think with the new resolution independent graphics, that Leopard will be harder to theme?... meaning people can no longer work down to the pixel level to get the perfect detail at 72DPI and instead having work with high res images and hoping they scale down well enough to use?

Does any of that make sense?
 

unity

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Sep 30, 2005
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No, what you say does not make sense and I will tell ya why!

Resolution independence is what the system has been evolving towards. The entire OS from the beginning (10.0) uses, in essence, PDF to draw.

PDF is vector based, not pixel based. So it can scale from almost nothing to a billboard.

Now in order make resolution independence work, more things need to be vector based.

Vector based art (think illustrator) is what may artists start with then convert the image to png, jpeg, etc which is pixel based.

So in short, it will be easier since the actual pixel is not a worry and the OS will scale the graphics based on whats required.

Make sense?
 

Hobofuzz

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Oct 9, 2006
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No, what you say does not make sense and I will tell ya why!

Resolution independence is what the system has been evolving towards. The entire OS from the beginning (10.0) uses, in essence, PDF to draw.

PDF is vector based, not pixel based. So it can scale from almost nothing to a billboard.

Now in order make resolution independence work, more things need to be vector based.

Vector based art (think illustrator) is what may artists start with then convert the image to png, jpeg, etc which is pixel based.

So in short, it will be easier since the actual pixel is not a worry and the OS will scale the graphics based on whats required.

Make sense?
Pixel-Based = Raster
 
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