iPhone 6 Plus Wallpaper Resolution

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  1. |3are

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    Admins, feel free to move/rename the thread.

    I want to get the record straight on the 6 Plus. The screen resolution is 1920 by 1080, but it sounds like the *optimal* resolution is 2208 by 1242. It sounds like what happens if you have an image at 1920 by 1080 is that the software blows it up to 2208 by 1242 to render it and then shrinks it back down to 1920 by 1080 to display it. So, should we all by looking for wallpaper images at resolution 2208 by 1242?

    For reference, here's a pretty good review that goes into the pixel issue: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/23/apple_iphone_6_plus_review/

    If you've been able to find any good images at 2208 by 1242, let us know where. Or if I shouldn't bother with that and just look at the bazillion 1920 by 1080 images to find a good wallpaper, let me know.
     
  2. |3are

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    Other things to consider: parallax adds a certain percentage of pixels, and the Plus can be rotated to landscape on the home screen. So maybe something like 2400 x 2400?
     
  3. Ledsteplin

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    Or wallpaper that looks good turned either way without making the aspect ratio square. I don't know if square would work on the 6 Plus like it does on iPad.
     
  4. Ledsteplin

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    I make wallpapers at 1242x2208, but if I post them here, they're reduced to 576x1024. But I use the app. Posting to the online site in Safari may work. You can size your wallpapers with the app "image size". I spoke with the Dev., Vitalij Schäfer, about a bug. He wanted details. He had already submitted an update to iTunes. It came in a couple days ago. He said he'd fix the problem in the next update. It works, but you have to send the wallpaper through 2 or 3 times until it gets the resolution right. Other than that it does great.
    Image size by vsmedia.de
    https://appsto.re/us/oxX-N.i
     
  5. |3are

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    Interesting. I wonder how much quality loss there is with a resizer like this.
     
  6. Ledsteplin

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    None that I can see. After sizing, I take the wallpaper into another app called MyPhoto. It shows the resolution size and it's still the same. Running it through some apps will decrease the size. The iPhone 6 regular size of 750x1334 stays intact when posted on TapaTalk and the iCafe app. But the 6 Plus size is at 576x1024 regardless of what you start with.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
     
  7. chichichi

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    1,438px × 2,592px?
     

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