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SplashPhoto - A reallly nice Palm/Mac image viewer
Authored by: bromhead on Dec 09, '03 05:41:21AM

I use an older Palm m515 with a low res screen (160x160). When I first used Splash Photo, I made the image exactly the same size as the screen, and it didn't look very good at all. It might have been the image scaling. (My photos were medium/high res to start with.)

The hint: Change the default resolution to 320x320 in the preferences, and the images look heaps better.



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SplashPhoto - A reallly nice Palm/Mac image viewer
Authored by: bromhead on Dec 09, '03 05:43:51AM

Perhaps the hint should have said "Try making the default screen resolution higher than your Palm resolution"...



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SplashPhoto - A reallly nice Palm/Mac image viewer
Authored by: mm2270 on Dec 09, '03 10:27:32AM

I'm not sure I agree with this hint for SplashPhoto. I've been using this product for several years now. If you up the rez on the photos you import, you're creating a lot of overhead image data that a 160x160 resolution screen cannot properly display. As it is, on my Clie with a 320x320 screen, images at that resolution display very slowly, so I imagine it would be the same with a Palm M50x model.
This is akin to creating a 200 PPI image to display on a website. Wasted resolution.
Maybe I'm wrong, maybe it does look better regardless, but just keep in mind that the images files it creates will take up more space on your Palm's RAM or SD card, and may be a bit slower to render on the Palm.



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