I am currently writing an eBook that will initially be sold as a PDF but may later go on the iBook store, however I don’t have a Retina display myself and I am wondering if there is any kind of workaround or best practice for making screenshots from a normal display look acceptably sharp on a Retina display?
I have Photoshop along with the iOS simulator that shows how the iPad or iPhone will look if they can be used in some way but I mainly need to get menu items and dialogue boxes from various applications in OS X and Windows looking good on Retina screens. I really don’t want to pay out for a Retina display purely for this task that would only take a few hours of work at most.
Thanks Todd, I found that earlier and gave it a go but as you say it isn’t perfect. I found a better solution not long ago through the Apple developer tools as you can see from the image in this linked screenshot. This is a compressed jpeg and you may need to open the screen wide or open it at 100% in Photoshop to see the image properly.
Yes it takes a bit of setting up but this explains the procedure. The only major problem I’ve encountered “so far” is that I can’t get screenshots in Windows via Parallels to look sharp in the same way but in theory it should work.