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Sun, Jul 24, 2011 4:40 PM

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Photoshop: Support scalable user interface UI for high resolution monitors

I'm using a high resolution monitor(2560x1600). As a result, all the the toolbar fonts and menu fonts are small and hard to see. I do not want to lower the screen resolution as this would defeat the purpose of this monitor.. Will the new CS6 have the ability to increase font sizes to accommidate Hi-Res monitors?

Thanks

Ron Acevedo

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6 years ago

Support for scalable UI for high resolutions monitors has been implemented for Macintosh (Retina Display support in Photoshop CS v13.x) and Windows 7 and Windows 8 (Photoshop CC v2014).

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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This only helps a small percentage of the people. I still can't see Bridge so please quit telling us how wonderful photoshop is now....NOT

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3 years ago

This feature has been implemented in the 19.1 update released today. Details here: https://theblog.adobe.com/photoshop-releases-version-19-1-selections-improvements-advanced-support-w...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Thanks for this update. Could you provide instruction on where the UI scalable settings would be? I still only see 100 or 200% selections under Interface/UI scaling. PS: I have creators edition Windows 10

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9 years ago

Good idea. We can't comment on specifics with regards to future versions of Photoshop.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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606 Points

Nice segue out of a bug fix. It should be a free software patch, not an upgrade with a cost attached. Flaw corrections are not upgrades.

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484 Points

I don't know how Adobe can deny that this is a problem; especially for newer monitors with higher resolution. There are many, many comments on the topic:
"Photoshop and Elements: A way to change the UI colors" that is on this forum. Many users are complaining about the dark UI panels with the grey or black tiny fonts. It is almost unreadable. In PSE, when I move my mouse over a tool or something in the R. side panel I have to get my face about a foot away from the monitor to read it. I have no problem reading any other software on my computer, including 2 other photo editing programs. So this is not only a problem for the CS5 but also PSE. I have tried adjusting the font size on my computer but it doesn't do a thing for PSE. The change needs to come from within the Photoshop program. Users are begging for a change. Is anyone at Adobe listening????
I suggest customers voice their opinions on Amazon.com about this product. If Adobe won't listen to consumers, they will listen to profit margins.

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I have spent a lot of time learning photoshop but my eyes are aging. When is Adobe going to fix the icon and font issue? I think I can still take my edition back to Costco but if I can't, I will eat the cost and go look for some alternative I guess. Adobe, are you brain dead on this issue?

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484 Points

9 years ago

This applies to PSE 8 as well. I just purchased it for my new computer and am so disappointed because I can hardly read all the UI printing. My monitor's screen resolution is 1920 x 1080. I have read many, many complaints about this. With all the newer monitors having higher resolutions it is obvious that their should be UI adjustments within the program for font size and also colors. The color contrast is poor as well. The printing is so tiny in some letters that there is a black "glob" in some of the letter spaces. This is not what I expected from Adobe. I'll be going back to Corel.

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150 Points

9 years ago

My iMac monitor is set to 1680 x 1050, and I find the the interface items difficult to see, to the point of exasperation. I hate to think what will happen when I move to a bigger screen.

The buttons in the toolbars and panels are too small. The UI text is too small everywhere except the main menu bar. I changed the UI text size to "Large" but the result is not really large, and in any case that setting affects only a few items in the UI text. To make matters worse, a lot of the text is non-bold, and it is generally displayed against a shade a gray — a cardinal sin for readability. All of these presentation qualities need to be under user control.

In addition, the ability to colorize individual items in the UI ought to be expanded. Every menu command and button should have a color choice, and the range of colors should be broad.

On the web, I have seen other complaints about the readability of the Photoshop UI, but so far Adobe has not acted on these complaints. I'm hoping we don't have to wait much longer for this problem to be solved.

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my pc is on 3840 x 2160 on a 4k 28 inch monitor. I have just reinstalled PE9 on a difference drive from the C. I cant see the text and the icons are too small. It was ok before but it had to be moved, as the C is now a super fast M2 drive but only half the size of the previous C.

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272 Points

9 years ago

The menus and palettes in CS5 are way too small. This is going to be an insurmountable obstacle for some users, and a definite annoyance for everyone else. It would be very helpful if the menus and palettes could be re-sized. I'm seriously considering returning my purchase and going back to my old version simply for the convenience and ease of having decent-sized tools. This is a very fundamental problem in an otherwise fantastic program and needs to be addressed.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Menus and palettes in CS5 are way too small and can't be re-sized..

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Photoshop has never had UI any more scalable than what is in CS5. We've been adding features to scale the UI, not taking them away.

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On my 30" Monitor, CS4 Menus and Icons were not readable unless resolution was reduced. Since then I have moved on to less expensive software that can handle screen sizes and resolutions used by professionals. Now CS5 has arrived carrying the same baggage. Guess my decision not to upgrade (at an insane cost) was a prophetic one. What is Adobe's plan to fix the problem and reduce software cost as well? Is suspect that the answer will be redaction yet again!

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What "redaction" are you talking about?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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My penultimate message no longer appears here.

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Sure it does. It's right here: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

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92 Points

9 years ago

The User Interface (Tool bar, Application Bar, Etc) is too small and should be able to be enlarged easily by simply dragging the edge of the box, or some other way in the preferences. This is for CS5, I was using CS1 and there was no problem

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Small Tool Bar.

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Thanks for the request. The tool bar in CS1 and CS5 are actually the same size - although monitor size and resolution has grown over the years. It's something we need to address as monitors and resolution continue to grow.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Jeffrey, thank you very much for your clarification of the problem. I and others appreciate your concern.
Steve

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9 years ago

I'd like to double-check if every poster in the thread is aware of the existing UI font scaling options available in preferences>interface>UI text options (CMD+K (Mac) / CTRL+K (Pc))

For the moment, for those having issues with the UI size,
There is also a way to scale the view on a Mac, by holding Control+Scrolling (or two fingers slide on a trackpad)
Windows offers the magnifier (Right-click on the desktop, select personalize, on bottom left, pick ease of access)

I'm wondering if the menu bar size is not a parameter that is controlled by the OS.

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102 Points

No that won't work...you have the same problem in spotify
The menu obd tollbox is not controlled by OS

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62 Points

I change my preference to large icon in UI ....remembering to close and reopen PS after making changes in Preferences. It didn't work.

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70 Points

There is no option under Preferences for Interface on Bridge CC 6.2.0.169

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9 years ago

Also, I found a way to increase the size of an application on a Mac, but I would strongly label that with "Try at your own risk!" (if it is still valid in 10.6 or 10.7): http://www.macworld.com/article/14217...

I'm also wondering, on the Mac side, if universal access can be of help.
In any case of scaling, I would expect artefacts.

For PCs, there is a way to scale some system fonts by going on Personalization in the control panel, and selecting Adjust font size,

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484 Points

I have a high resolution monitor and adjusting the text size to the dpi recommended by Adobe in Windows 7 does nothing for PSE (don't know about Photoshop) . Besides, it changes the font size in everything else in Windows which is unacceptable. The change must come from within the program itself. Who wants to try and mess with the magnifier when working on photos?? An expensive program like this should have all these adjustments within the program and should have foreseen what would happen as higher resolution monitors were being developed. The tools are so tiny and the explanation of the tools which shows up when you hover the mouse over the tools are virtually unreadable in PSE 8. Strange that I don't have this problem with any other program on my computer where the contrast is very good and font size is acceptable.

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102 Points

9 years ago

I have problem with hove bigg my tools and menu in cs5 are. Thay are to small.. Plaese help me I'm workin with a screen 27" 1920*1080

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Magda.

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80 Points

9 years ago

I would like to see Adobe find a way to fix this too small tool box problem! After years of learning Photo Shop, I hate to have to switch to another photo editing program just because I can't see the tool box. And I can not see it!

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82 Points

9 years ago

Please oh PLEASE have mercy on those of us over 40 who squint and struggle to read the tiny text and decipher the tiny icons in your UI. Can't we please have an
option to make the text and icons larger? MUCH larger? Oh Please! I travel A LOT and so do almost all of my work on a laptop --- I cannot lug a spare large-screen monitor around. Have mercy on us oldies -- please! I know I'm not alone in this request...

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Bigger, Readable UI Please!.

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606 Points

9 years ago

This thread is over 5-Months old and no commitment from Adobe to issue a bug fix has been forthcoming. There are plenty of graphics program alternatives out there, so just pick one and move on to trading permanent eyestrain and unending frustration, for a temporary learning curve and a potential software cost savings. For me, Adobe no longer poses an impediment to my business; 4-months ago, I followed my own advice.

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254 Points

9 years ago

I think it is time by this next release for Adobe to adress the issue for high quality HD monitors. 2560 x 1440, or 2560 x 1600, these are screen resolutions alot of pros like to work at. Can Adobe application engineers produce a scalable option or add an option to the Edit>Pref>Inteface to make the icons for tools and text fonts for menus larger than what it already there. I am speaking for HD screen resolutions that are pretty high. Either way, I loaded Photoshop Elements 10, a trial version nonetheless, and the interface was great, large icons and all, readability was fine, si it is truly a "in-Program" fix so the interface can be adjusted to HD monitors, I have a Dell 27 inch. I know, the current version of CS5 when set to 2560 x 1440 the interface components get smaller, and that is why, but, Adobe has to code a new version to be higher scalable for these types of resolutions. If they can do it in PSE 10, why not Photoshop? After all, CS6 is gonna go dark UI, might as well scale it up, too!!!! C'mon Adobe, I've been using Photoshop since vers 2.0 in 1995, you can do this. I know, alot of us pros have hotkeys memorized or whatever, but there are so many other features and techniques, I rather click select a tool and use my hotkeys to do other involved tasks. Also, the Layers panel has an option to make the layer boxes bigger, if its that easy to incluse, why not add to the whole interface of components, or at least just the tools bar and menu bars and the dialogue windows to make adjustments and all......And if you do, can you mk a patch or something so I can do it in CS5? At least until I can afford CS6..... :)

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192 Points

9 years ago

UI is in 2PT font and, unlike any other program I own, will not enlarge text or icons and is illegible on a 27” screen. Complaints in forums seem to go back to 2006.

Seems to be a clear distain for customers, and mistreatment of anyone with even
small vision issues.
The suggested solution of negating the basic value of a new high res monitor by lowering the resolution is completely unacceptable...no other program seems to be this arrogant.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Resize UI?.