Image getting pixelated when used as part of an animation in iPhone animation

Image getting pixelated when used as part of an animation in iPhone animation

After countless tries I got my animation animating right (Why oh why is the layer's coordinate system Y flipped from the view's coordinate system, I will never guess) but it seems that it degrades the image quality for some reason:

(green circled are examples of the original good quality images, the red circled is to emphasize the difference. original image.).

Close up:

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(The lower images are as supposed to be, except the left one. The rest are pixelated.)

The code I'm using (approximately, you can see the exact one in the image.):

CGImageRef *ir = [UIImage imageNamed:@"something"].CGImage; CALayer *cl = [CALayer layer]; cl.contents = ir;  CABasicAnimation *anim = [CABasicAnimation animationWithKeyPath:@"transform.translation.x"]; anim.duration = 5; anim.autoreverses = NO; anim.removedOnCompletion = NO;  anim.fromValue = **something** anim.toValue = **anotherthing** [cl addAnimation:anim forKey: @"fallDown"]; 

My questions:

  1. Why is there such a difference between the images? How do I fix it?

  2. How is my code? I just can't find enough examples / explanations about the animation types and all stuff you can do with it (for example all of the animatable properties). And I am learning the SDK by myself (I have iPhone in Action but it's quite basic) and there is no one I know to review my code :)

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