Screen Capture on rMBP creates a super large photo! Why??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by VideoNewbie, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    i just tried to screen cap a square shaped image on a website that is no larger than 300x300. when i tried to overlap both images in photoshop the image i screen capped is about 3 x the size. why?
     
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps it is using the exact resolution that is on the screen.
     
  3. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    lol :) because the image you are seeing is upscaled 300x300 to 600x600. You have that many pixels.

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    exactly. Everything nonretina is upscaled so each nonretina pixels takes up 4 real rendered pixels that get screenshot.
     
  4. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's the down side of retina. Its really bad when you do a screen sharing session with someone who's trying to remote your screen via Webex or something. Eat pixels sucka! I also sent someone a screen grab and it was like 8 meg. Awesome.
     
  5. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    Yeah... I wish they made an option to downscale every screencap. My friends are not interested in my awesome 2880*1800 desktop.

    edit: I created an automator droplet... Drop an image in, resizes it by 50%. Workaround, still good.
     

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