image size and retina problems

I am a new user of FRV, I found no where to display the image size (in pixel) of an image: the status bar, the EXIF panel and histograms. The file size (in bytes) can be found, but not the image size.
Another problem is related to retina display: in 100% mode (via Cmd+1), the image looks blurred (or maybe because it was zoomed), not as sharp as in Photoshop. I guess that in Photoshop, the pixel size is equal to the physical pixel size, but in FRV, the pixel size is the scaled pixel size. I set "Default for display" in system Preference, the scale factor is ~2x. Please take a look at the screenshot, the left one is in FRV and the right one is in Photoshop.

To add image size and zoom ratio on bottom bar go to Menu - File - Customize bottom bar and add 'Current image size' and 'Zoom ratio and zoom buttons' to 'always' or 'if fits' column. These controls/displays are turned off by default because not all users use display wide enough to fit all possible data.

On Mac you may also uncheck Menu - FastRawViewer - Preferences - Zoom - 'use logical pixels for zoom calculation; This settings affects only zoom value displayed.

FastRawViewer uses fastest possible demosaic method, this method is not as sharp as best possible (but slow) demosaics used in full-scale raw converters (e.g. Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom). Also, all raw converters apply some sharpening on image even if 'sharpening' slider set at zero. In FRV you may try to use screen sharpening on (Menu - View - Screen sharpening, or 'S' key, or 'USM' button on bottom) to increase visual sharpness of image.


Alex Tutubalin/FastRawViewer team

Thank you so much for the quick answers which solved my problems.

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