9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2016 5:23 AM by stuontour

    Pixellated photos after resizing in Lightroom CC

    stuontour Level 1

      Hi all,

       

      I posted this at the Apple support forum but nobody replied so I'm trying here.

       

      I'm having a really frustrating problem with images on my Macbook Pro Retina 13 (2013 model).

       

      I've taken photos with my camera, the resolution of all of these photos is 6000x3000.

       

      I have resized them all (over 1000 photos) to 1500x1000, 72ppi using Lightroom CC. I've also tried different ppi settings.

       

      Now when I open them using Preview they look horrifically pixellated. The weird thing, is that if I click view > Actual Size, the photo goes way off the sides of the screen almost as if the Macbook THINKS it is still 6000x3000. You can imagine how pixellated it looks.

       

      My understanding is that the resolution of the Macbook Pro Retina 13 screen is 2560x1600 so surely this photo should only be taking up around 2/3 of the screen when I view the actual size.


      The photos seem to look much better on my work computer (Windows 7 with 1440x900 monitor).

       

      So I've attached an example if that helps.

       

      If anyone has any information that could help I'd be really grateful.

       

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