While a more in-depth article will be forthcoming… for now you can see Photoshop CS6 on the MacBook Pro 15″ with Retina display in the following two screenshots:
1. Photoshop CS6 with 1:1 image @ 1897 x 1264. This would closer represent image editing for web site creation.
2. Photoshop CS6 with full photo with @ 3456 x 2304. This would represent image editing for photos.
Regardless of the quality of the photo, both sizes exhibit some pixelation issues not in just the UI, which was expected, but in the image as well. It’s been rumored that an Adobe update will be a ways off, but time will tell if that timeline gets shortened.
I love Retina displays… on Multi-touch devices, they’re awesome. The iPhone’s Retina display empowers the user to see and read small items on a small screen. The iPad’s Retina display presents print like resolution at a large size with razor sharpness.
The downside to iPad’s Retina display is that while text and other Retina-friendly imagery is razor sharp, images made for 1-to-1 pixel displays like almost all imagery on the web looks blurry, pixelated, or low resolution in comparison to the razor sharp look everything else has. The reason for this is that images on the web are made for 1-to-1 (1 pixel = 1 pixel) displays. Contrast that with a Retina display which commonly has 4 pixels in the space that used to occupy 1 pixel. Article Continues…