Retina Display, & Folder Icons what they will look like, Photoshop Mock up

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  1. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Well I spent two hours in Gimp (Like Photoshop) Making this mock up, I wanted to see what a folder Icon would look like. (Hey I haven't used Gimp in ages) I Tried to make it accurate pixel for pixel what it may look like on the retina display. Please don't laugh at my wi-fi symbol, that was near impossible to make, (With my gimp abilities atleast).

    EDIT: You have to understand that actual size looks huge on your computer screen, because this is representing a 326 ppi screen.

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    Full Screen (not a mock up)
    https://z52yfq.blu.livefilestore.co...Qx4YJZInedxc9sDmmcAnYvWOUsZ/retina.png?psid=1
     
  2. rtabdo macrumors 6502

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    If that's really the case. Wow, that's very noticeable.
     
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  4. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, a fellow GIMP user!

    Good job. If that's anything close to the retina display (which I believe it is), then that will be an incredible difference.
     
  5. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    No need to mock it up, here's an actual shot from apple.com

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  7. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Can someone blow up the 3GS one to the same size as the 4g? It'd be nice to really see.
     
  8. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ipl blow it up when I get home. I feel stupid for making the mockup now :p. Meg it got the creative juices flowing kinda. Haven't done any photo editing in a long time.
     
  9. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    That doesnt make sense, cmcclure16, because you resized the 3GS using Bicubic sampling. You need to resize it linearly so that 1pixel = 4 pixels for it to be a valid comparison.
     
  10. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    Did the Notes icon always have its first page ripped off? Maybe I just never noticed it due to low resolution.
     
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Always. I noticed it first on iPad then looked at my 3GS and saw it too.
     
  12. mike1123 macrumors 6502

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    Is this right?

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  13. doubleatheman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Somene beat me to it

    Though it used interpolation. (gimp calls it that)

    Pixel for pixel it would look more blocky And less blurry.
     
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    Yeah what he said. :p
     
  15. Pennine macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone noticed that Apple has left 3 spaces for Apps on the Home screen
    I was thinking iBooks and iMovie but what else?
     
  16. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Maybe a more accurate comparison would be making the large image smaller? I'm not a graphic guy... don't know how all that works.
     
  17. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    Great job on the mock up (I used to use gimp too, before I finally bought photoshop)

    The retina display looks great

    but how about a picture of the retina display next to the normal 3gs resolution but scale down the retina to the same size as the 3gs, because the screen size hasn't changed and that's where the real test is (Don't know if that made any sense)
     
  18. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if that was intentional as much as it was cleaning it up a bit and showing off another feature.

    I plan on putting all the "iStore"s in one folder also.
     
  19. sammich macrumors 601

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    There is no way to simulate the high pixel density with a photo. So we're doing the opposite, making the high density picture the same density as our screens, which means making the 'retina' screenshot twice as big.

    If you made the 'retina' picture smaller, then you lose any effect of the high density because the monitor itself has to be able to display that high density.
     
  20. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I think it's for aesthetics. It looks better to have the screen a little uneven in icon count and makes sense to have settings by its self.
     
  21. sammich macrumors 601

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    I think it might be a visual clue, empty spaces suggest that things can be put there to fill it up.
     
  22. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Yup. Never noticed it either, but upon examining my iPod more closely I can definitely make it out.
     
  23. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    No, it didn't originally have it. It was added to iOS 4.
     
  24. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I'm running 3.3 and my notes has a little page tear. So you're full of it.
     

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