Retina support for thumbnailsBrowser Info Environment
What do think about that?
i have been thinking about it actually and I have a few ideas on how to do that.
I might ask for your help though because I don't have access to a retina screen for testing. Would you be willing to test it for me?
Happy new year.
Great that you consider to look into it. Thumbs look so much better on Retina displays when they are optimised of it!
Happy New Year from Vienna,
I think I have something working. 1 more day and I'll send you a copy you can test an tell me what you think.
I assume you are using an Apple retina product?
glad that it's almost ready!
I'm using a 15" MacBookPro.
I'd like to send you a copy so you can test it but not here since it's a public forum.
I am sending you a private message with the files.
Let me know if it works for you
Full-screen images usually don't have a problem as long as they're resized big enough.
We were still testing when he stopped showing interest and the testing stopped. I don't have any apple product handy to test it more. As soon as I find a solution, it will be put online.
I found other forum threads concerning the legacy image helper, and noticed that the core team suggested moving it out of deprecated space. I looked into the compression issue and found the substitute you posted for it. Is it the compression setting of the legacy helper that is causing the problem?
Then again even though 5.7 is set up to create thumbnails for retina, they still look awful in file manager.
Worse case scenario, I could set your add-on to load full size images for the thumbs and then shrink the thumbnail boxes down through CSS, but that would make page load very slow.
Let me know what you think. Again, I'm happy to help as I want to use your add-on for other artist clients.
What I did was to create thumbnail twice as big BUT:
1- Using high dpi media query those @2x thumbs are only loaded if needed
2- I compress them at a very low quality rate like 40 instead of the normal 80 so they are light.
The idea of using low quality images for retina has been used often since, when resizing to half the size, pixels "get together" and the low quality is invisible.
On my high dpi screen (only 1.6, not 2 like a macbook pro) it looked sharper and I was happy but according to okapi, it didn't work for him.
If you're willing to help test, I will send you a version and you can tell me what you see
Would be happy to test! Please feel free to pm or contact me via email.
As I said herehttp://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/touch-gallery1/support/... you didn't answer anymore after I sent you the latest version to test so I just assumed you were too busy. Thanks for offering your help again.
I haven't had a chance to send a copy to Veronikan who also offered to test it.
Anyway I will send both of you a copy in the coming days with a testing protocol to follow and we can see how it's working.
Veronikan, if you also want to test it, please PM me your email address.