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Retina images for avatars

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by PumpinIron, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. PumpinIron

    PumpinIron Active Member

    Using a 5k iMac it becomes very, very obvious when websites aren't using retina images.

    I was looking at my forum today (http://wranglertjforum.com), and I got to thinking how nice it would be be XenForo supported retina images for avatars.
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  2. otto

    otto Well-Known Member

    How many peopel use 5k ? ;)
  3. PumpinIron

    PumpinIron Active Member

    It's not just 5k, it's retina screens in general. Almost every new smartphone and tablet uses a retina screen these days, and therefore should be taking advantage of high resolution images.

    Even on my iPhone 6S Plus, if I go to a site with non-retina images it's easy to tell how unpolished they look. Re-load that same site with retina images, and it looks sooooo much cleaner. So, it's not just on a 5K iMac, this happens on any screen which takes advantage of a very high pixel density.
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  4. otto

    otto Well-Known Member

    But, the images would be bigger, its not also more traffic with Retina pics? It blows up the site size for first time a user browse the forum - or not?

    I understand you. You have payed a lot for a 5k device. :D ;) I have only a FHD Display in my smartphone, but thats more than enough on such litle screens I think.

    If, than a option for retina images would be a good idea - but not as a default setting for all. :)
  5. PumpinIron

    PumpinIron Active Member

    I'm only talking about retina images for the avatars. If you use a solution like retina.js, it won't serve the retina image to anyone unless it detects they are using a retina screen.

    So, it would be really lightweight, and it would only work with avatars.

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