Retina graphics? #1044

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lexrus opened this Issue Aug 13, 2012 · 20 comments

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@lexrus

I can't ignore the roughness on my Retina Macbook Pro.

@masonk

Can you be more specific? I haven't noticed anything the matter on mine. What exactly is the problem? Which skin are you using? If you haven't already, check out http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html.

@lexrus

It's very clear that the developer should add @2x-sized artworks for Retina display.

@pjrobertson
Quicksilver OS X member

It's certainly something we need to do, yes.

As for when, unfortunately we cannot say. Most of us are coders and not graphic designers so we'll need to consider our options.

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/GraphicsAnimation/Conceptual/HighResolutionOSX/HighResolutionOSX.pdf

@fblaser

I could volunteer to do this.

I quickly looked in the repository and only found the low-res versions of the images. Anyone in the know could point me to the origin of (some of) the images ?

@pjrobertson
Quicksilver OS X member
@fblaser

Sounds good ! Thanks for doing it !

Let me know if I can help in any way.

@skurfer
Quicksilver OS X member

I don't suppose you want to tackle the images in the iTunes plug-in? :-)

What you see in the repo/plug-in is what we have, so it might involve creating things from scratch in many cases.

@fblaser

@skurfer Why not !

Quick question : I didn't see where the equalizer icon is used. Is it needed ?

@pjrobertson
Quicksilver OS X member

Quick question : I didn't see where the equalizer icon is used. Is it needed ?

It's used in Preferences > Catalog > Plugins > iTunes > iTunes Equalizer Presets, if I remember correctly.
Not sure if it's used anywhere else, Rob will know.
If it isn't, then I think the icon could be re-designed, since it doesn't scale down to a 16x16px icon that well.

Btw - awesome!
@skurfer quite rightly pointed out that we are sorted for the core app (and the internal plugins) but feel free to get your hands dirty with any other plugins :)

@skurfer
Quicksilver OS X member

Yes, it's used for the related catalog and trigger presets, and if you enable it in the catalog, it gets assigned to each EQ setting you have in iTunes. That one probably needs redoing more than any of them, as all I did was grab an image of the window. It's terrible. :-) Thanks for helping out!

@pjrobertson
Quicksilver OS X member

Graphics should be retina now in ß71

We're still working on the last few, but the majority are done.

@thepaul

I'm probably missing something, but I have ß71 and pretty much all the icons still look very rough. Here's a screenshot of the menu bar icon:

Screen Shot 2013-01-27 at 9 16 57 AM

Is this ticket intended to be for something else?

@pjrobertson
Quicksilver OS X member

Hmm... seems like you're right. Whilst we have the icons sitting here, they weren't included in the release package. We'll make sure they're there for the next release.

Reopening

@pjrobertson pjrobertson reopened this Jan 27, 2013
@skurfer
Quicksilver OS X member

Yeah, I had to add them to a branch and add them to the Xcode project the other day. (Nice problem to have.)

Quicksilver Menu Icon at 2X

I thought we were waiting on Dan to finish the rest before putting them in.

@pjrobertson
Quicksilver OS X member
@skurfer
Quicksilver OS X member

Another thing we need to fix in this area is the way icons are created for various sizes. Here's a side-by-side of the same album cover in Finder vs. Quicksilver.

Retina Album Side-by-side

@pjrobertson
Quicksilver OS X member
@skurfer
Quicksilver OS X member

I think we need to change the NSImage category, but it’s probably not confined to that.

Update This probably has the answer: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/GraphicsAnimation/Conceptual/HighResolutionOSX/Introduction/Introduction.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40012302-CH1-SW1

@skurfer
Quicksilver OS X member

Have you had a chance to look at the icons in the iTunes plug-in @fblaser?

@skurfer skurfer added a commit that closed this issue Feb 23, 2013
@skurfer skurfer get the max icon size from the active interface
fixes #1044

Previously, it would stay at the default 128x128 unless you manually
changed the interface after every launch.
b4bb1bc
@skurfer skurfer closed this in b4bb1bc Feb 23, 2013
@asmeurer

The gear open icon could be sharper.

screenshot 2013-09-14 19 13 20

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