I am displaying icon sized images (44 x 44) on different UIViews with differing quality results. If I display the images on a UIPickerView row they are all sharp as the original source images. If I display the images on a UIImageView some are sharp and some are fuzzy. Some are .png , some are .gif , and some are .jpg, but the format type does not seem to be the determining factor since not all .png images are sharp or fuzzy. It looks like a completely mixed bag. Why would different views draw the same images differently?