Retina Preferences for WindInMyFace.com
This site can serve up “Retina-class” images for high resolution displays such as the Retina display on Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display (see review).
Retina-resolution images are implemented for newer material, and mainly in the diglloyd publications, but applicable to this site in various places, especially graphs.
Retina resolution images are NOT a good choice in several cases:
- iPhone and iPad (even the high-res iPad) do not benefit. In fact, the iPad with Retina display will mangle high-resolution images.
- Traditional computer screens look blurred with retina-resolution images due to web browser scaling limitations.
- A relatively slow internet connection; retina-resolution images are 3-4 times larger, increasing download time substantially.
Do nothing to continue seeing regular resolution images.
When Retina-resolution images are a win.
Retina-resolution images are gorgeous on the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Display of retina-resolution images is controlled by a browser cookie, so you must use this checkbox for each device (which as of late 2012 means ONLY the MacBook Pro with Retina Display).
To enable Retina-size images*, check this box:
Display Retina resolution images
(useful only on MacBook Pro with Retina display)
Uncheck this box to cease receiving Retina-size photos.
Use the image below to verify functionality (refresh the page after changing).
* Many images have no retina-resolution version, especially those in the blog.