Upload so called "retina" images in image folder in project fail

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  1. Henrik
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    Posted 06 Mar 2013 Link to this post


    In the project properties I can upload different icons and splasch screens. I guess the placeholders marked "retina" is used for optimal quality on devices with a retina display, yes? The file names should end with @2x.png?

    But what about other images I want to use in the different views in my App? When I try to upload an image which file name ends with @2x.png Icenium wont accept them. In Mist I can upload them but Mist complain about the characters in the filename. It seems that @ is not allowed in the file name.

    So my question is, can I use "retina" images in my App, on my views. and how?

  2. Steve
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    Posted 12 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Henrik,

    You're correct, as per Apple's documentation images marked with @2x.png are for their high resolution devices (note that those icons should be actual .png files and not just manually renamed to .png).

    App Icons required for iPad and iPhone are totally different than custom images you plan to use in your application and you should not mistake both. You can use any kind of images in your app and they do not have to conform to any particular specification of Apple. So the answer to your question is yes, you can use "retina" images in your app.
    If you plan to show different images based on devices, you could use media queries as explained in the following thread: Best practices to display images and resize according to device and orientation.

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  3. Henrik
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    Posted 13 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Thank you kindly! I'll look into it.
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