Whoops! I accidentally had to totally redesign my blog. It all started because I purchased an iMac with a retina display about a month ago. My first problem was that I could not calibrate the screen to match my prints. I finally, finally worked that mess out (and I would be happy to help you if you are also struggling with calibrating your retina iMac, just get in touch). Next, I started to notice that my photos on my blog posts were not looking very good. Then I did a blog post last week where the photos looked really terrible. Perfect in Lightroom, perfect on Flickr, terrible on my blog. So I figured out it was the retina screen causing the issues, and then decidedly regretted buying the stupid retina screen in the first place.
I started reading a lot of discussions about this issue, and apparently the answer is to make your images twice as big as you would have in the past, and that accommodates your retina screen’s pixel density (or something like that). Great, except it didn’t work for me to do that, because I had not upgraded my ProPhoto blog theme, and it all fell apart when the larger image was downsized. Old ProPhoto can’t do that correctly, but new ProPhoto would solve everything. Fine, so I upgrade ProPhoto. Except now the theme I was using before, I can’t use anymore. I have to use a different theme, and start over. This is not something I want to do. I get so frustrated, I started contacting people to do it for me, but by the time my kids finally went to bed tonight, I sat down and just started to try to make something work. And there you have it. It is not great, by any means. It is not embarrassing either, I guess? At some point in the future I am going to have to have someone redesign this, but I guess not tonight.
That was basically my week. Deeply regretting my decision to buy an iMac with a retina display. Probably there were some other things that happened, but I don’t remember what they were. Now I will insert some photos, and they better look relatively normal, or I am going to lose even more of my mind.