I've got a macbook pro with a retina display and Emacs 24.5. DocView rendering of pdf are very blurry. There is a few threads on the subjects but they deal with setting a higher resolution which didn't work for me. I wrote on my .emacs

(setq doc-view-resolution 300)
(require 'doc-view)

But it had no effect.

Does anybody know how to deal with it ? Any help would be grateful. Doc_View_low_rendering_with_retina

  • Did you evaluate those commands (C-x C-e at the end of each ")") after you wrote them? Or restart emacs? – mankoff Dec 10 '15 at 20:41
  • Yes I did. As you can see on the picture, the image looks very blurry. I switched to mudraw instead of ps but I get the same problem. – ldc Dec 11 '15 at 18:43
  • after (setq doc-view-resolution 200), (doc-view-clear-cache) – Josh.F Dec 14 '19 at 21:24

https://github.com/railwaycat/emacs-mac-port this will actually help you . It has retina display build in support in the doc-view-mode.


I will put this here for reference, this helps:

(setq doc-view-resolution 192)

Replace 192 with whatever works for you, credit goes to Yuri Khan:


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