Pictures are blured only in Preview

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by PkennethV, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    Weird issue here...I've been using Aperture for nearly over a year and a half and have no ran across this issue before (though I think it's more of a Preview issue). I'm not sure if this has happened because of the new version of Preview in Leopard or not (just upgraded from Tiger). When I export an image from Aperture and open it in preview, the image is noticeably more blurred. The image has been edited in Photoshop through the (edit with external editor command) if that makes a difference. The same exported image looks fine in Photoshop and when opened in web browsers.

    here's a screen shot with a Preview window right next to the image in Aperture

    any clues what might be going on here?
  2. cutsman macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2006
    i have the same exact issue with Preview in Leopard. All photos are blurry, I think regardless of whether they have been exported from Aperture or not. This was not present in Tiger. It's something i've learned to live with; i simply don't view my photos in Preview anymore. I thought Apple would've addressed this issue already, but i guess not... Hopefully some day...
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yup happens to me too. I don't bother with preview to check sharpness anymore.
  4. thr33face macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2006
    Mine only displays blurred pictures when they are not displayed full size:

    sharp at 100%
    blurred at anything smaller than that (i.e. 90%, or 68.9%)
  5. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

    Apr 14, 2001
    Sendai, Japan
    That's Preview's antialiasing, I bet.
    You used to be able to switch it off in the prefs, but I don't see this option in Leopard anymore.
  6. PkennethV thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    aww that's too bad then. You'd think that if QUICKLOOK can display the images sharply then Preview would be able to:(

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