MacBook Pro retina 2012 changing resolution

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrmarts, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    Hey all

    Is it possible to reduce the resolution of a MacBook retina to 1980x 1080 as I have some wallpaper at that res which looks blurred on the default res.
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    That is one of the scaled options on the 15" rMBP. However, note that the way it does that is by drawing the image at 4x the scaled resolution and scaling it back down. So by switching to a lower resolution it reduces performance.
     
  3. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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  4. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    It's 1920x1200.
     
  5. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    Wow. It seems incredibly silly to change resolution BECAUSE of a wallpaper...
     
  6. Daeve macrumors member

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    Surely it will be easier to re-size the wallpaper in a decent image manipulation app without losing the quality?
     
  7. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    Or searching google for a higher resolution?

    I doubt apples scaling is any better than Photoshops bicubic resize
     
  8. ScholarsInk macrumors regular

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    Here you go. Any 16:9 image sans bars would stretch and ruin the proportions, anyway.
     

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