I agree. This is the main reason I have not updated to version
2. I need large pictures and lots of detail on my flashcards (also
for anatomy and other medical school stuff), and unless I can use
something like the fullscreen templates of version 1, the new
version is useless for me.
We added the quick look option for just this purpose. You can
even leave the quick look panel open as you move through.
I'll add a request for a true full screen mode.
Hope that helps.
drewmccormack closed this discussion
on 14 Feb, 2012 09:02 AM.
Thomas Dratsch re-opened this discussion
on 14 Feb, 2012 10:12 AM
on 14 Feb, 2012 10:12 AM
Thank you very much. I feel a bit stupid. I never realized that I could leave the quick look panel open. I just opened and closed it on every card/facet. That solves the problem for me on the mac version of Mental Case. However, on the iPhone/iPad version it would be great to have a full screen version for the images.
on 14 Feb, 2012 10:23 AM
Thanks for your quick reply. I have tried this before, but it is not that practical for learning if I have to double tap on each card/facet. I have attached an image, so you can see the kind of anatomy cards that I am working with. You can see there is a lot of terms, so I would be happy about every extra inch of screen size that I could get :-)
To be honest, I think even if we expanded to the absolute maximum, it wouldn't be big enough for a image like that.
You would either have to double-tap and zoom pinch every time, or better, slice up the image, and just use one part for each note, ie, the part you are concentrating on for that note.
on 14 Feb, 2012 10:37 AM
The resolution of the iPhone 4's retina display is high enough. The image I sent you was taken with my old MacBook's crappy iSight camera. Even if you can't tell from the image, it is possible to read the terms. The only problem is that I have to invoke the full screen mode on every card/facet. The same goes for the iPad version of Mental Case.
I'm using Mental Case 1.9.4 (since I'm stuck on Mac OS 10.5.8) with
the latest verison of mental case on iPad 2 and iPhone 4. I find
the resolution of the images isn't sufficient on the touch devices
(also studying anatomy).
a) a limitation of the programs
b) a limitation of my dodgy set up with older mac version
c) am I doing something wrong?
All the images have been added via the Mac app either by direct
importing or via drag and drop. Resolution is fine on mac app.
Thanks for your help.
There are certain limitations in the iOS devices, and performance can get very bad if the images get too large. I believe limit them to 1500x1500, which is fine for most things, but may not be good enough for lots of text.
Note that you can double tap on iOS to zoom images in slideshows.