chris panas wrote in post #17220120
I don't know what's the solution for forums but for sure you would have to upload big images. Just check any of the photo threads here on any retina display at Apple store - impossible to enjoy.
I agree completely, many things are just not caught up. When I first got my retina macbook I noticed the same thing, viewing photos just wasn't as good online as it was in PS or on a standard display. Apple's own website is scaled properly and looks fantastic but outside of that not much else is.
When viewing photos on this forum I noticed that some member's photos looked good and retained sharpness on the retina display, while the majority shared the lack of sharpness problem. I saw that the photos from members that looked good were uploading larger files than normal and linking them from flickr but linking a smaller size (using the "BB Code" link method). It was scaling them down from the larger native file but retaining the sharpness on the retina display. Flickr seems to have changed something though because shortly after I started doing the same thing, but now the images don't look as good as they did previously doing it this way (uploading large, linking to a smaller size). This goes for every image now, even the ones that previously looked sharped doing it this way.
I have a standard mac display and a retina macbook and viewed them side by side to confirm this. It was working, for a little while, to upload about double the size I would normally upload and then BB-code link a to a smaller size. Now you have to click the linked-image (opens in flickr) to get it to look sharp.