Vector zooms?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rekhyt, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Was under the impression that the new Retina Macs, along with the new OSes, meant that the interface would no longer display pixels on zooms (Ctrl+scroll).

    Is this the case? Still seeing pixels for me.
     
  2. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

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    Why would they no longer display pixels? They haven't suddenly become vector graphics displays (remember those?).

    What you do when zooming is just blowing up the pixels, causing each pixel in the picture to be displayed by several physical pixel elements on the screen. If the software is smart enough (like Safari), it can then re-render the page in the new format, eliminating the visible pixels, but that's a separate process.
     
  3. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have no idea. I assumed that, with the new Retina laptops, Apple would move to vector images in their interface design and typography.

    Therefore if you zoom in, it would be vector rather than bitmap.
     
  4. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

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    Icons still are bitmap images, and while fonts have been based on vector data for quite a while, they are rendered into bitmap when shown on screen, so no, sorry.
     

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