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Higher-Resolution Displays

Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:36 pm

As time progresses it's increasingly likely that newer computers will have higher-resolution displays i.e. 4K, Apple's Retina, etc. I personally use a MacBook Pro with Retina display and one of the first things that I notice is the scaling that happens with some websites, this one being no exception. Are there any plans in the future - particularly with photo uploads by photographers - to require higher-resolution images? The days of 1024x768 are way behind us. I feel sometimes that this site is stuck in the past with respect to this topic. The recent changes to the site are good I think, but this is one area that needs improvement, and fast.
 
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Re: Higher-Resolution Displays

Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:50 pm

You'll find many photographers are unwilling to upload images at very high resolutions.

Even if uploading higher resolution images were an option, it will take many years before they represent anything other than a very small percentage of the total images.
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Re: Higher-Resolution Displays

Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:01 pm

Moore's Law and its many variations marches on. Higher bandwidths and better displays are very common now, with 4K displays approaching $500.
If photographers don't want to upload high-resolution, that is their choice of course. But forbidding high resolution seems very odd.

This is an end-use issue for me: I need to read instrument panels. Except in close-ups, that is usually impossible with the current "large" resolution. There are many other sites with aviation photos, of course, but this one has no peers.
 
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Re: Higher-Resolution Displays

Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:16 pm

I'm not sure what the issue is, as we allow for 1920x1080px photos. But it is up to the photographer whether he/she wants to upload in such a size and up to us to determine if the quality is good enough. 1000px is the bottom limit regarding possible sizes and those small resolutions still come in handy for difficult photos that have flaws showing at larger sizes but not at such a small size.
 
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Re: Higher-Resolution Displays

Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:01 pm

Kas, I am referring not to image resolution, but monitor resolution and display scaling.
 
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Re: Higher-Resolution Displays

Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:01 pm

Ah, then I likely misunderstood the issue at hand :)
 
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Re: Higher-Resolution Displays

Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:17 am

I am not sure if this is the right thread for my observation, but searched the forum and couldn't find another thread. Please let me know if there is another ongoing discussion for the issue.

The photos on Airliners.net look pretty terrible on Retina display Macs. I have observed this for all photos irrespective of their size/resolution. The same photos look fine on older non-Retina Macs. It is as if the photos are being "stretched" or "zoomed in" beyond 100% Is this the same issue being discussed above? Or has anyone else experienced the same issue?

Is this a site related issue or is there something I can do on my Mac to make the photos look like they are supposed to look like?

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