MBP Retina Wallpaper Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spiffy911, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. spiffy911 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    Hi, I had a question that maybe you all could answer. As we all know, the new Macbook Pro with Retina display is advertised as 2880x1800, but displays 1440x900, clearer. So I'm wondering, if I'm searching for a nice and clear high resolution wallpaper, should I download it in 2880x1800 or 1440x900? Does it matter? What is the difference? Thanks!
  2. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    Search for 2880 or larger images. 1440 images will fit but will be blurry as images don't pixel-double well.
  3. iFanboy Guest

    The retina display defaults to 1440x900 display/layout. So the "look and feel" is a 1440x900 display.

    However, it's actually pushing 4X the pixels at 2880x1800. So anything 1440x900 is "pixel doubled" to occupy 4X as many pixels. This leads to obvious blurriness as pixel doubling cant make the image any sharper, all it can do is fill in the gaps.

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