Retinizer
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Retinizer allows apps that aren't Retina-ready and are displayed pixelated at 1x to display their UI widgets at 2x. That way, only their custom images will look bad and not the whole app. To use it, just drag an app (and make sure it's closed) into the window and click the Retinize! button.

It also allows de-retinization of an app, in case it has problems in 2x mode. Just drag an app that you Retinized before and click the button below, which will now read De-retinize.

The app works per-user. That means, retinizing an app in your account will not affect the app in
What's New
Version 0.5:
  • Offers to close app before retinizing
  • More bugfixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Bart_Pans commented on 16 Aug 2013
I have bought myself a brand new macbook pro retina. So I am a bit new to this OS.

Do I understand it correctly this software enabled the sharp graphics for older software?
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Downloads:159
Version Downloads:159
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:15 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Retinizer allows apps that aren't Retina-ready and are displayed pixelated at 1x to display their UI widgets at 2x. That way, only their custom images will look bad and not the whole app. To use it, just drag an app (and make sure it's closed) into the window and click the Retinize! button.

It also allows de-retinization of an app, in case it has problems in 2x mode. Just drag an app that you Retinized before and click the button below, which will now read De-retinize.

The app works per-user. That means, retinizing an app in your account will not affect the app in other accounts, where it will display at its usual 1x.

So far, it seems only apps that use Carbon, directly (like Snes9x) or indirectly (wxWidgets, Qt apps) draw their widgets at 1x on a Retina display, while Cocoa apps seem to always draw widgets at 2x. But some apps, such as Eclipse, draw at 1x and use Cocoa (albeit with some weird Java bindings or something like that, not sure). This app also helps in that case.

Please note that this app won't make apps get retina images. That means, custom icons, such as those in the Preferences window, will still look ugly.

It has only been tested with OS X 10.8 but should work fine with 10.7.4.

Known bugs:
  • Cannot tell if apps are retina ready unless they have set NSHighResolutionCapable in their Info.plist.
  • DO NOT USE IT WITH ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE
  • It may have problems with apps that don't use the defaults system
  • You must have Gatekeeper disabled or open the app with Ctrl-Click->Open, as I don't (yet) have a Gatekeeper Certificate.


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