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Email signature hell--How to include a logo image and have it stay sharp?

If I were you I'd abandon the Idea. Hires handling is the least of your problems, because there is simply no support within E-Mails. But the problems start earlier. Most email clients strip out ...
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Designing for Retina display in PPI or DPI?

DPI is completely irrelevant. What matters is the number of pixels. A non-retina iPhone, for instance, is 320 pixels across. A retina iPhone is 640. (The iPhone 6's retina is 750 pixels wide). What ...
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PPI in the Wild: implications of setting or providing a PPI flag in an image file

are there times when the PPI flag is honored by iphone/retina/screen-density-aware software if it finds one? No. In fact, I can't think of any place it's really honored outside some very select ...
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How to optimize my pictograms for Retina screens?

I turn my vector images and logos in to a font (or fonts). Take your .ai files (after you clean them up, compound path, and crop the viewbox) and export as .svg. Then use the icomoon app to convert to ...
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Email signature hell--How to include a logo image and have it stay sharp?

Technical solutions could be: Host the Image on a server and just embed an <img> tag with the address. The Server could use the meta-information of the HTTP-Request which will fetch the image ...
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Why @2x Mockups

what's the difference between a 360ppi mock vs a 72ppi mock When talking about screen mock-ups, absolutely nothing. The only thing that matters is pixel dimensions. As for your concerns, non of ...
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How does font size translate on a Retina Display in Photoshop?

I'm sorry for answering super late, I've just noticed your mention. I'm the author of the article you link to. There is definitely more than one "professional" way of handling several resolutions, and ...
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Saving image files with maximum compatibility for different displays?

Use Vector Where Possible If possible and feasible use a vector format. You have source files that are vector and SVG or PDF are options, so use one of those. You are displaying textbook pages in a ...
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How does font size translate on a Retina Display in Photoshop?

Retina screens use virtual pixels. For web work, the device translates standard dimensions for you and does the doubling behind the scenes. So a 12px font on a non-retina screen is the same size as ...
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Are @2x images simply larger in terms of height and width or do they actually have a higher PPI (pixel density)?

They are just twice the size (width and height). You never want to "up size". Ideally you work at the 2x (or 3x) size than down size to meet the non-retina image sizes.
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Website mockups in 4k

A couple things you can do: Zoom in. Just scale your design up to 200%. The resolution will be lower, but you will see it at actual size. Design at 4K, export at 1080. Just export all your files at ...
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High Pixel Density Images

Note that it's not so much high density displays as much as devices with high density displays that also support the 2x model. On devices like that, 1px on a regular device = 4px on the high density ...
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Email signature hell--How to include a logo image and have it stay sharp?

Many mail clients today support SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). For those clients, show an SVG. It's guaranteed not to be destroyed by scaling, because it reads like a computer program (e.g. draw a ...
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How to optimize my pictograms for Retina screens?

You need to export your graphics at double resolution, say if for a standard screen you need an image at 64x64 resolution, you need a 128x128 copy of it (or even not a copy) that will be later ...
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Can you include retina and non-retina images within the same sprite?

This topic is rather complex, but I will try to summarize the most important things. DPI does not matter The browser resizes the image according to the required pixel dimensions. DPI values will be ...
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Is iMac Retina 5K suitable for webdesign?

Retina displays are definitely suitable for web design. There are some things you should understand when using them though. Typically, Apple’s “Retina” branding is applied when a display is 220 ...
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Why @2x Mockups

The one biggest difference really is: When you design in @2x you can export in @1x When you design in @1x you can't export in @2x
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Why @2x Mockups

I do not understand the @2x as a "trend". It sometimes is a requirement on web design. @2x, @3x, @Nx is not a way to design everything, it is a declaration on a css stylesheet to use an ...
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Retina to actual pixels

I think it's worth noting the HTML meta viewport tag: <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"> Which allows developers to more easily program responsive websites ...
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Retina to actual pixels

In general terms. A retina device declares one thing and does another. With the data you are providing, (if you are working in vectors) start with the "real css values", 20x50px. Then provide two ...
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Image size for a responsive photo site

Do not make the photos that large, only if you expect the people to download them for free. As they are just a gallery try something like 1280px wide. In this case, in my opinion forget the 2X ...
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Photoshop canvas is too small at 72 PPI on a Retina screen

First of all the PPI of your document makes no difference, the resolution only makes a difference to the print size of your image so forget about that (72PPI is the de-facto standard for screens so ...
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Creating a Brand Book - Resolution difference between Retina/non Retina

The good news is that it isn't a retina/non-retina issue you are hitting, and you can 'solve' it relatively easily by turning on View > Pixel Preview. Your 85px type will now be 85px type regardless ...
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Photoshop: "Export as" retina resolution pixelated

I managed to fix this issue. Thanks for all the typical useless comments from people who think everyone else is stupid by saying stuff like "OS image preview sucks" or want to waste all day doing ...
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Photoshop canvas is too small at 72 PPI on a Retina screen

You should work at 2x (200%) document. Then you you can work with 100% zoom and it will looks like how user see that with a retina screen. When you export for normal displays scale back to 50%.
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Photoshop canvas is too small at 72 PPI on a Retina screen

While searching GD.SE and trying to decide which question is a duplicate, I found an interesting comment with a viable solution. If you're using Photoshop CS6 you can make it behave like a non-retina ...
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Image size for a responsive photo site

What's the Key? As always, with any project, experimentation is the key to success. Play around with the tools at your disposal and see what fits the bill best. Making your images too large or too ...
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How to optimize JPEGs for retina displays?

There is a save-for-web plugin that gives you a more direct feedback on size and appearance when exporting images. The chroma sub-sampling is indeed the setting that gives the strongest file size ...
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Why @2x Mockups

It's for Retina displays and higher density devices. And you need to have a higher resolution for these and since it's easier to shrink an image than resize it bigger when the files are created bigger ...
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