One of the things I do every week in writing Pipeline is to prepare all the images for it. It’s a much more complicated process than it needs to be. I scan it in one program (Image Capture), color correct and crop in another (Acorn), and shrink it in a third (Image Well). (Seriously, that third program chops the file size down by a bunch. I’m not sure why or how, but it does, so I always use it.)
I have a 27″ iMac. My screen is huge. And the middle layer in there — it’s Acorn — shows the image at 25% or so when it first loads. I have no idea how big that image will look on the website for someone else on a 13″ screen or a 15″ or 23″ screen. So I always err on the side of making a bigger image and letting my faithful CBR editor do the final trimming to the standard CBR size. (Honest: I do try to get it as close as possible to save him a step, but I feel like I fail every week.)
I worry that when I have a retina display screen, the problem will only get worse. Very much worse.
At the same time, it’s a problem I’ll be happy to have. Because new computer. (Did I do that right, internet?)
Still, it’s a process I need to automate or simplify somehow. I’m just writing this to remind myself and shame myself in public.