Eirik Byrkjeflot Anonsen
eirik at opera.com
Tue Jul 1 01:54:58 PDT 2008
David De La Harpe Golden <david.delaharpe.golden at gmail.com> writes:
> David De La Harpe Golden wrote:
> But wait! in principle that the 2D folder bitmap image need not have
> been a bitmap image - the primary reason it's clearer at low res is
> because it's less "busy", not because it's a bitmap. An alternative
> _vector_ icon in 2D style could have been supplied for the lores
> display, that could essentially match the 16x16 icon for clarity
> (especially given hinting...), AND would have the advantage of rendering
> at 15x15, 17x17, 18x18 and so on.
That's a simple application of nyquist. Features smaller than 2
pixels can not be accurately represented (under the standard
assumptions of regular grid and no grid-fitting, of course).
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