Safari resizes photos to fit non-retina display even on new iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gnagy, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. gnagy macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    When I load up the following image (using safari) on the new iPad and the iPad 2, it gets resized to 912x684:

    The source image is 3648x2736, and there should be a huge difference between what's readable on the license plate using the retina screen. However, since it gets resized to less than a mega pixel, the image looks the same on both devices.

    Text looks great, but I'd like photos to look as sharp as possible when browsing the web also. Is this a bug in safari? Or is this how it was intended to work?
  2. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    When I downloaded your photo on my iPad and opened it with iPhoto, it retained the dimensions of a 10mp camera.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I downloaded the pic and Photogene reports the correct resolution.

    The license plate is still fuzzy as when I pinch and zoom in Safari.
  4. karmamule macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2008
    Waltham, MA
  5. gnagy, Mar 20, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012

    gnagy thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    Yeah, when you download the photo, it looks correct in the Photos app. But safari can only display a non-retina version of the photo.

    Thanks for that link Karmamule. That's unfortunate. Hopefully, Apple will raise that 1024 limit on the iPad 3.

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