importing good quality pictures into max msp

Apr 13, 2011 at 5:04pm

importing good quality pictures into max msp

hey i just wondered how to import high resolution images into max msp. Every time i do it it comes out pixelated which is crap.

any suggestions?


Apr 13, 2011 at 7:05pm

How are you doing it currently? Maybe post a simple patch?


Apr 13, 2011 at 7:16pm

However you are doing it, it’s likely that adding @adapt 1 will help you.

Apr 14, 2011 at 2:05pm

hey guys im just copying an image in say illustrator and pasting picture under the edit.

Apr 6, 2012 at 2:37pm


I am having the same problem Aja26. I have tried using [ @adapt 1] into a jit.pwindow and reading in a photo but the image is still pixelated.

The photo opens up nice and clearly using preview but not in max

I have also tried fpic – same pix-elated image

Any ideas

Apr 6, 2012 at 4:26pm

as mentioned in the first reply, post a simple patch showing how you’re doing it, and we can help you figure it out.

Apr 6, 2012 at 5:21pm

Attached is a patch. I have managed to get it working fairly well. My image is 4239 X 3241 – huge!

I can re-size the Jit.pwindow to about 755 X 615 and it works quite well.

But I want it smaller

One workaround I found was to open the original image in preview or some other image viewer then just command (-ve)to make the image smaller then just take a screen shot of it as a smaller image [shift command 4]
then import this into max

its still a bit blurry but this is to be expected when downsizing.

see here for more indepth description:


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