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Authored by: TrumpetPower! on Jan 25, '06 10:31:15AM

I can't wait for this to become the default. It was one of the most impressive things to me on the NeXT, and I've sorely missed it since.

First, it'll mean true, honest-to-goodness, WYSIWYG. Hold up a ruler to the screen, measure something. Print it out, and it'll measure exactly the same. As it is, I have to scale by non-standard amounts in design apps to see what it ``really'' looks like.

Next, I won't have to keep magnifying things to make them legible. My eyes are still just fine; I can read 10-pt type in print without trouble. But 10-pt type on my monitor becomes 6-pt type, which everybody has to squint at. Even 12-pt becomes 8-pt, which is too small for comfort.

Finally, it'll make practical high-resolution displays. Imagine your display 300 DPI. It'll be like always looking at a dye-sub printout! And you won't have to pull out a magnifying glass to read that 24-pt headline that's been rendered at 6 points--it'll be exactly the same 24-pt type as when you print it.

Like I said. I can't wait.



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Authored by: avi4now on Jan 25, '06 11:25:30AM

I wholeheartedly agree!! REALLY looking forward to very-high-dpi displays that render text and graphics at the correct scale!!

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Definitely agree, and also...
Authored by: lullabud on Apr 21, '11 10:05:04AM

Regarding magnifying, I can't wait until this behavior is standard with magnifying. Right now zoom just increases the size of rasterized text. I'm actually a little surprised they announced the resolution independence but didn't change zoom to work this way.

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