iPad retina display – Curtis Knapp app

You may remember that I recently posted about an iPad app I had the pleasure of working on called Icons – The Portrait Photography of Curtis Knapp.

Well the app has just been updated to support the new iPad’s retina display (and dropped in price to just 69p/99c so there’s no excuse not to grab a copy) and as part of that process I had to recreate some of the graphics at the new resolution of 2048 x 1536 and it wasn’t until I did that I realised just how bloody big that really is!

Here's a section from the frontispiece collage at retina display resolution. Compare it to...

...the same image on the old iPad display

But to really get a feel for how big the artwork has to be, click on the image below and make sure you look at it at actual size…

We’re still in the early days of these high resolution displays but I’m pretty sure it won’t be too long until Apple updates all of it’s MacBooks, iMacs & desktop monitors to full retina resolutions. And where Apple leads…

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  1. Couldn’t agree more. My 27″ Apple Display looks pixellated now having been using the new iPad!

  2. It’ll be interesting to see how web site technology adapts to high res displays for photography. I’d like my WordPress.com photography site to take advantage of these displays, while not chewing up bandwidth for smartphones etc.

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