Saturday, November 11, 2006 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Resolution Independent Fever

Daniel Jalkut:

What the heck, I thought, why not do this programatically from Cocoa? I can use NSBezierPath to draw vector scaleable graphics on-the-fly at any resolution. I discovered, with Paul Kim’s help, that NSCustomImageRep would allow me to both do all the drawing on the fly, and take advantage of the conveniences of NSImage, such as being able to “setImage” on a table header cell.

Sven-S. Porst replies:

And even with all the new technology we have, the basic facts about low-pixel count situations remain true: Graphics in which those few pixels are carefully and consciously placed will look better than those created from generic vector graphics. Only in a few lucky situations we will be able to get equivalent results from cool vector graphics tricks.

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