Here's that 12" MacBook Wallpaper- can someone with skill upscale it to 2560x1600+?

Discussion in 'UI Customization' started by jimmyco2008, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2014
    Hey guys,

    Here's a 1441x1200 of that spiffy Hoyvika Beach wallpaper seen on the new 12" MacBook.

    For those of you with MacBook Airs and pre-retina Pros, take it and go. As for the rest of us, I'm hoping someone out there with Photoshop skill can make it look nice on our Retina displays. Of course nothing can replace the original at full res, but this is the best we've got, and I know a lot of you are dying for this wallpaper.

    Here's the link to the 1441x1200 one: Beach by Stian Klo.jpg?dl=0
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Anyone with photoshop knowledge can increase the resolution, but the quality would not improve in any way.
  3. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    There's no way to add pixels that simply aren't there.
  4. jimmyco2008 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2014
    Aside from the obvious (that you can't simply "increase the quality"), someone with skill in Photoshop, can do a convincing job.

    Sample case:

    Doesn't look half bad. I PM'd the guy who did those, but who knows if he's even still a regular user.

    I mean I can make the image larger. That's not what I'm asking for, here.
  5. tiggger macrumors G4


    Feb 19, 2010
    here's two upscaled and cropped to 2560x1600 and sharpened a little...

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  6. redheeler, Apr 13, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2015

    redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    An upscale and sharpen is all I can think of, but afterward it still looks visibly upscaled. The fact that it's JPEG quality doesn't help.

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  7. jimmyco2008 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2014
    I'm not sure if it's placebo effect, but I think it looks a tad better, and I'm happy with it as my desktop background.

    Thanks again!
  8. OleMorten macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2014
    I can't remember where I found it, but I have this wallpaper in 5K version.
    Its 25.1MB so I couldn't upload it here :(
  9. MacLuvin macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2009
  10. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2012
    what do you mean "original?" you want the RAW file? good luck w/ that. ask the original photographer maybe. to my knowledge this is the highest resolution this image has ever been available in. more than enough for your macbook.

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