I can see the pixels still...

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  1. cpcolepeterson macrumors newbie

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    So, here's my problem:

    I, unwilling to pay for a good program or figure out how to use one, created a wallpaper I want to use.... using keynote.

    I made it and it looks great on my mac, so I wanted it on my iPad, too. The only problem is, after changing the resolution and everything, I can see the pixels when I put it on my iPad. Do I need to anti-alais it? I zoomed in and it was already... but I still see those darn pixels

    Does anyone know how i can fix this? If it's super easy to do in Photoshop, then please, if you can, do that for me... because i dont have photoshop, either :D

    THANK YOU SO MUCH :D
     

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  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Looks decent. Good use of Keynote.

    So you meant when you zoom in you see pixels? Can you see pixels in keynote?
     
  3. cpcolepeterson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i mean it looks fine on my computer and in keynote, but when I download it onto my ipad it looks pixelated, especially in landscape mode.
     
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Did you create this on Keynote slide that had the same pixels per side as the iPad? I you, for example, created in a slide that was twice as long per side - that 4x as many pixels - and 3/4 of them have got to be tossed to make it fit an iPad screen.

    Create a Keynote slide with same pixels per side, and the create your wallpaper there.

    Or, resize the PDF in Preview to the pixels dimensions you want.
     
  5. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    For the iPad, you want to have a finished wallpaper size of 1024 x 1024. The iPad is unique in that the wallpaper has to fit going both portrait or landscape, it doesn't rotate with the display.

    Pixels? Like white space on the sides of your wallpaper or as in low quality image that looks pixelated?

    You could try the attached. It was copied from your wallpaper in photoshop, sized at 1024 x 1024.
     

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  6. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    And although you don't have photoshop, here's the photoshop file anyway.
     

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  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Preview has no trouble with that Photoshop file.
     
  8. cpcolepeterson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU :D:D

    i used this and it worked perfectly. woo hoo :)
     
  9. cpcolepeterson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yuss

    ha. hahah. i made a iphone one too :D
     

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  10. cpcolepeterson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Btbrossard

    hey uhh... how did you post the image as a picture, btbrossard? I can't view pdf's on my iphone, but i can save an image like you posted. How do i post the pdf like that? thanks.
     
  11. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    The image I posted is a jpg file, not a PDF.

    PDFs show up as a link here, jpg files will show up as an viewable image.
     
  12. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    ...and it's clear that it's a jpeg file, as it looks bad. JPEG is not capable of handling sharp edges like that, so you actually see the compression artifacts.
     
  13. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    What other file type would you use there?

    I'm unsure of any other types of files that can be used as wallpapers on an iOS device.

    Certainly it could have been made at a higher DPI, but that would be wasted on an iPad.

    You could do it better if you want...

    The poster wanted I file that worked with his iPad. I made him one in about 5 minutes. You're being awfully critical there, bud.
     
  14. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    It's only being critical if you don't know how JPEG works and therefore don't automatically notice it. BMP or PNG wouldn't have that problem. GIF wouldn't, either.
     
  15. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Nice use of keynote. If you want to manipulate the final image yourself, you don't need photoshop, gimp is free and will be enough: http://www.gimp.org/
     

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