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#ActualCornstalks

Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

I keep hearing programs that now support retina display like photoshop cs6. Isnt it just a high definition display why would it have to be programmed for wouldn't everything support it?

Are these OS X or Windows programs? If they're OS X, they actually have to be programmed using the Cocoa and Quartz 2D frameworks, otherwise they'll be rendered in low resolution and up-scaled on the screen. Windows programs is a bit of a different story, as Windows 8 isn't supported by Boot Camp drivers on any Apple products yet (and it has a decent chance of handling the high DPI), and Windows 7 has three different "scale modes" (100%, 125%, 150%), with 150% being the closest you can get to a normal text size on the Retina display, but most Windows apps don't take this into consideration and look like crap when used with anything but 100%.

 

Edit: I'm using one right now, too...


#2Cornstalks

Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

I keep hearing programs that now support retina display like photoshop cs6. Isnt it just a high definition display why would it have to be programmed for wouldn't everything support it?

Are these OS X or Windows programs? If they're OS X, they actually have to be programmed using the Cocoa and Quartz 2D frameworks, otherwise they'll be rendered in low resolution and up-scaled on the screen. Windows programs is a bit of a different story, as Windows 8 isn't supported by Boot Camp drivers on any Apple products yet (and it has a decent chance of handling the high DPI), and Windows 7 has three different "scale modes" (100%, 125%, 150%), with 150% being the closest you can get to a normal text size on the Retina display, but most Windows apps don't take this into consideration and look like crap when used with anything but 100%.


#1Cornstalks

Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

I keep hearing programs that now support retina display like photoshop cs6. Isnt it just a high definition display why would it have to be programmed for wouldn't everything support it?

Are these OS X or Windows programs? If they're OS X, they actually have to be programmed using the Cocoa framework, otherwise they'll be rendered in low resolution and up-scaled on the screen. Windows programs is a bit of a different story, as Windows 8 isn't supported by Boot Camp drivers on any Apple products yet (and it has a decent chance of handling the high DPI), and Windows 7 has three different "scale modes" (100%, 125%, 150%), with 150% being the closest you can get to a normal text size on the Retina display, but most Windows apps don't take this into consideration and look like crap when used with anything but 100%.


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