Resolution independance and referenced images

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Nov 15 19:11:39 CET 2013


On 11/15/13 5:41 AM, Klaus major-k wrote:
> Hi friends,
>
> I am afraid, I still don't get it!?
> Does this mean the engine does use the @2 images (if present)
> automatically when on a HIRES device?
>
> I mean if I have one referenced image in my stack:
> the_image.jpg
>
> And have another image in the same folder:
> the_image at 2.jpg
>
> And now create a stack for NON hires devices with tath first
> image, does Livecode automatically (!) display the @2 image
> in the image object when on a HIRES device?

As I understand it, yes. That's what happens.

> Or does the developer need to do the substitution?

You don't need to do anything. If the images on disk are named correctly 
the substitution happens automatically.

Scott's question is why that doesn't happen with imported images too, 
and I think that would be a good addition. Most of my stacks use 
imported images to keep everything in a single file. The down side is 
that the stack would grow much larger because you'd have two copies of 
each image embedded.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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