Regular readers will know that I (Anne) do all the color - Dailies and Sundays - for Edison. I have written before about how that works but, the short version is that, while I work in 256 colors, that number gets knocked down to 32 by the company that preps the strip for web and print. Primarily this is because of the low resolution needed for newspaper websites - high resolution images gobble up too much bandwidth.
This means that my work gets distorted on a daily basis. When I got my ipad, one of the first things I did was to check out an online version of Edison and see what happened to the image if it was blown up really large - the way you can zoom in with your fingers.
Of course, because the resolution was so low, the image was more terrible and fuzzy the more I zoomed in.
But, while much of what I do winds up being smaller than a dime, I have always envisioned a world in which, eventually, Edison would be available online in its full 256 color, high resolution glory. The second thing I did after I purchased my ipad, was to buy the Bizarro and Marvel Comics apps. This, while I am a fan of both comics, was primarily to check out the resolution on these apps and see if it was going to be truly different from what existed digitally already.
Both Bizarro and Marvel exceeded my wildest expectations and gave me great hope that King Features would eventually offer all their comics in this form.
Well, that day is here! I downloaded the dailyink app today and the difference is startling and well worth paying for.
The resolution has been restored and you can now really zoom in. Thank goodness I was ready for that!
The other good thing about my attention to detail all these years is that, when the full archive of Edison becomes available in this high res format online, I won't have to go in and retouch anything!
So head on over to the app store and get dailyink for your digital device today!!!!
(Great Christmas present for the comic lover in your life - hint, hint!)