I am trying Autopano Giga 2.6 on a Macbook Pro (summer 2012) w/ "retina" display with Mac OS X
All the UI icons, all the UI texts and even previews of photos and panoramas are blurry because Autopano Giga now unaware of retina screen rendering process
a retina display for MacBook Pro (3rd generation, 2012) does display 220 pixel per inch and has a resolution of 2880à—1800
(according to wiki page)
well it will take some time until worldwide all software companies will adjust their software. The problem is not autopano generic one:http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/mbp-retina-blurry-text/
PS: stupid question: using Vector graphics for icons should solve the problem forever - or am I on a dead end?
Yes, Apple retina displays have x4 DPI, comparing to standard displays
And correct, only Apple apps and some small apps are retina-ready
1) About icons: I am not an Apple developer, but generally speaking it should. But it may be waaaay simpler to just provide a x2 version of all icons, as Apple SDK recommends
2) Actually _icons_ is not the biggest problem of APG w/ retina. Biggest problems are a) text appearance b) foto images themselve
a) if you use standard system procedures to output text directly to the application window, text should render in high quality automagically.
But currently it's not: it looks like APG first print to a normal resolution bitmap, and then output the normal res bitmap on a high res screen, effectively making all the text blurry
b) The same problem with previews of fotos and panoramas: they look blurry, because they scaled down to the standard DPI, not to DPIx4 of new Apple retina screens
If you have an Apple store nearby you could give APG a try and see yourself
And at the end I want to show everyone a Google's pic they posted to illustrate the appearance of a retina ready Chrome vs previous version: