Scrolling through pictures in the Photos app is ugly on iPad 2.

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  1. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    *sigh*

    Not sure how Apple overlooked this one, but if you scroll through your photos (I keep my portfolio on my iPad), it's pretty stuttery/jerky on the iPad 2, whereas it was perfect on iPad 1.

    I assume it's a software glitch, but it's not a very pleasant one. :(
     
  2. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    Theres another thread on the front page about this too, and I do notice it. Has anyone tried in on a 4.3 ipad 1? Maybe some change there caused a problem and the next update can fix it.

    Its not THAT bad though.
     
  3. Huels macrumors newbie

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    IS *very* bad, because not only the picture scroll is jerky but also the video playing inside that app is not smooth.
    I hope that someone communicate this not little problem to apple.
     
  4. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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  5. TitanApe macrumors member

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    Why do you not have 4.3.1 on your iPad?
     
  6. Huels macrumors newbie

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    I made an hard reset and a complete initialization of my ipad and after an update to 4.3.1 *nothing* changes. Videos and animations remain choppy.
     
  7. Piggie macrumors 604

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    My iPad 1 is running the latest iOS just updated yesterday.

    Just gone to the photo app and scrolling left and right through photos is as fast and smooth as it's always been.

    Is this what you mean?
     
  8. Huels macrumors newbie

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    If you don't have two ipad in front of you probabiliy you don't note the artifact.
    You can try to view it comparing the smoothness in the transition:

    from the first photo that you open to the second (the next photo)

    then

    from the third photo to the others (it starts to show the effect after the first two transitions)

    or ...if you have two ipad try to view 60fps videos on both the tablets. The ipad 1 is very better.

    Is an iPhoto problem because the same videos using Goodreader play fine
     
  9. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Haven't gotten around to it yet. Seems like it's not fixed, though. :(
     
  10. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Video playback via iPhoto? Am I missing something?
     
  11. Huels macrumors newbie

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    Yes, all videos imported using the camera connection kit are placed on the iphoto "space". The same videos imported to Goodreader using iTunes from a PC are played fine.
     
  12. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Sorry, I still don't understand. I go to the photo app and can give a little swipe sideways and the next photo scrolls silky smooth into place, even after 20 or more photos have scrolled by
     
  13. Huels macrumors newbie

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    You understood but I'm not sure that you perceived the lower smoothness.
    Observe the edge of the subject in the pictures during the left or right shift in both cases.
     
  14. thetorque macrumors member

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    I agree with you OP. I also saw that too but that didn't bother me too much. iPad 1 was a lot smoother.
     
  15. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    I have to agree. I just tried it on my iPad 2. I would not say it's ugly, but it does not seem as fluid as the first gen iPad. Not a deal breaker for me, but hopefully something that will be fixed with a software upgrade.

    I'd be interested to hear what Apple says on the subject.
     
  16. mcdj macrumors 604

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    ok I just looked and I'll say it might be a tiny bit less smooth, but I think people are really splitting hairs here, and I'm a photographer/retoucher by trade.
     
  17. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'm a photographer, too, and it bothers the crap out of me when I'm swiping through my resume to clients on it. Stutter, stutter, stutter!
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I just tried this with my iPad 1 and 2 side by side, and I don't see any noticable difference.
     
  19. yodaxl7, Mar 27, 2011
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    I don't see it either. If there is something, it could be that the graphic power of the iPad 2 is a bit too fast for photo app and the app is not quite optimized. Just a guess and I still don't a difference and I got both iPad 1 and 2. Rechecked and notice iPad 2 moves faster. Photos on iPad 1 moves slightly slower and pause and on 2 the pace is quicker and thus appeared to stutter. Not sure the pace can be reduced for the app alone. It is a bit picky folks.
     
  20. mcdj macrumors 604

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    ok this might be reaching, but A.) do you have a screen protector on it? or B.) is it possible you're pressing too hard on the screen when you swipe? I'm definitely not seeing a "stutter". Some screen protectors have a noticeable drag compared to others. And some people do press too hard.
     
  21. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Hehe no worries. Nope, no screen protector. It's just obvious it doesn't run as smooth on iPad 2 vs iPad 1. Now, I can't speak for iPad 1 running 4.3, because I sold my iPad 1 when it was iOS 4.2 I can say that iPad 2 running 4.3 is pretty ghastly on the scrolling through pictures.
     
  22. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Could it be that the iPad2 is slower?

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but the iPad1 has a 1Ghz CPU and the iPad2 has a dual core 800 or 850 ish Mhz CPU.

    Could perhaps the photo app only be running on only 1 core which is a little slower?

    I'm only guessing?
     
  23. Huels macrumors newbie

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    This is a possibility, however since the first two swipe are "fluid" I think that perhaps is an optimizing matter.
    But the video playing at 60fps remains ugly ... and this is the most negative part of the problem.
     
  24. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Could you please explain to me how I can duplicate the 60fps video issue on my iPad1 to test it out?

    Is there a smallish file on the net you can point me to that I can download and play on my iPad after copying to the photo app folder?
     
  25. Huels macrumors newbie

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    I don't know where you can find little samples on the Internet, I make that videos with my camera (a Sanyo VPC HD1000).
     

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