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570 Points

Sun, Oct 2, 2011 1:42 PM

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Elements: Support scalable user interface UI for high resolution monitors

Hi,

The fonts in Photoshop menus, toolbars and dialog boxes are too small for me, making the sotware almost unusable. I tried to find a way to enlarge them, but there seems to be no solution. Searches on Google confirmed this.

The time when people with CRTs were lowering the resolution to increase font size is over, really. Now we have LCDs with native resolution of almost 1080p, if not more, so there is truly a need to adjust font size. Windows 7 has a facility allowing to scale fonts of application, this works for many programs, but Photoshop and also Premiere seem to just override this and make a custom UI with tiny fonts.

Fortunately for me, I discovered this while trying the demo version. I will probably have to choose some other product for image and video editing.

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11 Messages

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214 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Overreaction and faulty logic.

This site is beyond belief. There is a major flaw in Ps elements 12 that Adobe are fully aware of, yet they are still selling it. I have highlighted it like so many others and the junta just keep removing our posts if we don't follow the party line. My last post was removed for "overreaction and faulty logic" - I simply stated the fault with pse 12, their customer service and listed a few alternatives.

6 Messages

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120 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I enlarge the menu selections on my screen. I've just installed Elements ....

My menus bars are in a tiny font. I want them much larger.

6 Messages

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120 Points

6 years ago

After reading pages of posts it's obvious that Adobe has little care for their customers. My computer met all of the specs needed for Photoshop 12 when I purchased the program in August. The only solution offered by Adobe is to pay for an upgrade to 13. This isn't right.

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80 Points

6 years ago

I purchased PSE 13 for my Surface Pro 3 and the UI is very small. How do you fix this problem?

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160 Points

6 years ago

I also cannot believe this. i purchased elements 13 for the Surface Pro 3 because i was under the impression that it now is compatible with high resolution screens but as previous posts testify the editor fonts are so small that you have to squint to make them out. The organizer fonts are fine so this at least gives me some hope that they will eventually be able to do the same with the editor fonts!

3 Messages

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80 Points

6 years ago

You have to lower the resolution to make the UI useable.

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160 Points

6 years ago

Thanks. So what resolution do you use on the surface 3 to make it usable and do you keep the surface on that resolution always or do you change whenever using Photoshop?

9 Messages

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160 Points

6 years ago

The official response is that it does support high resolution displays. I am not sure what that means because, as stated earlier, the Photoshop Editor is hardly usable on a Surface Pro 3 (2160 x 1440) because the text and icons are far too small to see

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80 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled High Resulution Screen: task List to smal.

I have a Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and have purchased a new high resulation screen. 3700x2500 dpi is the problenm the adobe Probramm task bar is unfortunately so small that man can barely read. How can man make the program task list or greater when delivering an update for adobe Highe Resulution screen

Adobe Administrator

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291.9K Points

Elements 13 has support for HiDPI. Looks like you purchased in August, so you're within the 30-day window to receive a complimentary upgrade: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/po...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

6 Messages

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184 Points

6 years ago

Hi

I have been waiting (since about Elements 7 or 8) for Adobe to incorporate a simple improvement to Elements - ALLOW the user to set the size of the font in the interface.

I note that Elements 13 supports HiDPI? I have purchased Elements 13 and it may "support" HiDPI, but where can I change the font size in the interface - surely if I have a high res monitor, I will need to increase the font size - which I can not.

As I have commented before - my vision is better than 20/20 but the default font is way way way too small.

GET IT SORTED ADOBE !

9 Messages

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160 Points

6 years ago

Please Adobe take on Simon's suggestion for improvement. It must be worth it - you will have so many happy customers.
We all do love Photoshop but anyone with a high resolution screen needs a pair of binoculars to read text in the interface!

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222 Points

6 years ago

So there is no way to make the menus icons and text larger within the program? I to am running PSE13 on a SP3.

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122 Points

Being a bit cynical, I note that Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with a slightly larger screen is due by Xmas 2015. Is that the solution? I hope not.

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160 Points

6 years ago

well i'd love to know if there is one. i'm having to use the program with a low resolution monitor attached to the SP3 ! or squint!

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70 Points

6 years ago

This is really frustrating. I cannot understand why the designers of Photoshop Elements don't realize that the interface is so hard to use on a laptop like the Surface Pro. There should be someway to change the size of the menus! People have been complaining about this for over two years...

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70 Points

6 years ago

It is funny...even in the picture that the Adobe representative sent you can see that the menus are insanely too small. If you want to try to use them on a touch screen it is almost impossible. It is as if the Adobe programmers and other workers live in an alternative universe... ArtRage and Sketchbook have all created interfaces that work well with the Surface tablets and with pen input.