I’m using Hype to create banner ads and the ability to turn off the automatic 2x image creation would be HUGELY helpful. Here’s why: As pixeldrift points out, ad servers require very small maximum file sizes. That said, we still want our banner ads to look as good as possible, so I like to use images that are double-sized in order to look good on retina. I’m constantly aware of what file sizes I’m adding images at so that I don’t go over on the required maximums.
Then, I export my Hype project and my banner ad is suddenly waaay too large. Worse yet, we can’t simply delete one of the image versions. Because of this, Hype is actually forcing me to use lower resolution images (so that I know a second version is NOT created) when I could be using the single higher res version I originally created.
All us ad-tech people need is a toggle within Hype to allow us to turn off automatic variant image creation. Please add this feature soon!