Screenshot Resolution Doubled DPI w/ Retina

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bamaster, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. bamaster macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    New Mac user here so sorry of this is old hat. I searched without success...

    When I press the shortcut for a screenshot (Command + Shift + 4), then press the space bar, I get crosshairs for selecting the area. Cool. It saves the image to my desktop, so far so good.

    But when I embed it into an Outlook email, I noticed that the size is much larger that it should be. Looking at it in Photoshop, I can see that the resolution is like 140dpi or something (sorry, not in front of my Mac at the moment).

    Is this normal behavior? Or is it something about the Retina display? TIA!
  2. atMac macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
  3. bamaster thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    I misspoke. Using the shortcut Command + Shift + 4 changes the cursor to crosshairs so you can take a screenshot by selecting a drawn area. It automatically saves the image to the desktop.

    However, if you press the space bar after the shortcut, it changes the cursor to a camera. This allows you to take a screenshot of a whole window with a single click.

    That's not really the point. The problem is that the saved screenshot is double resolution at 144dpi. I'm guessing that is an issue with the Retina display scaling.

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