Skip to main content
Adobe Photoshop Family

4 Messages

 • 

1.3K Points

Sun, Jul 24, 2011 4:40 PM

Implemented

128

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

Responses

2 Messages

 • 

80 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop UI appears too small in windows 10.

When Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver in installed on windows 10, on a laptop with screen resolution 3840x2160 the UI is very very small and does not respond to the change of screen resolution (currently set to 300%).

Indesign and Acrobat pro work fine!
There is inconsistency.

HArdware: toshiba radius 12 with 4K resolution 12'' touch display
OP sys: windows 10
Software: Adobe suite CS6

20 Messages

 • 

530 Points

Hi, I don't think that CS6 can cope with this problem. CS6 i very old and you have to have Adobe CC (2015). I have 4k monitors and CC works fine.

2 Messages

 • 

80 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Small menu icon on photoshop on QHD screen.

Just downloaded CS6 on my new laptop and found out that the photoshop menus look really small. Called adobe call center and was referred to download a 3rd party file to solve the problem. FYI adjusting my screen resolution did not solve the problem.

http://www.danantonielli.com/adobe-ap...

5 Messages

 • 

110 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Small Menu & Tools in CS5 in Windows 10.

I currently own a licensed copy of Photoshop CS5. I also just purchased a new Dell Inspiron 7559 with Windows 10 Home. The new laptop is a hi definition style with killer graphics by NVIDIA GeoForce. When I start up CS5, the menus and the tools along with Bridge have icons so small, I cannot read them and in some cases cannot use them. In searching for a resolution, I read that Adobe has an experimental setting in preferences that will correct this problem. However, in checking my copy of CS5, I do not have that setting. How can I get that setting for my copy of CS5 so that I can see and use all of the elements in the program?

Thank you

Lynn Conn
Connjunction Services LLC

15.1K Messages

 • 

195.8K Points

HighDPI display scaling was a feature added in Photoshop CC 2014.
That feature can not be ported back to older versions of Photoshop.

15 Messages

 • 

152 Points

I have also a hi definition monitor, and I have Photoshop CC 2015. How do we find that setting/feature in the latest version of CC?

15.1K Messages

 • 

195.8K Points

See the answers at the top of the topic.

15 Messages

 • 

152 Points

Oh.... I tried "Scale UI 200%" and it didn't work.

15.1K Messages

 • 

195.8K Points

Did you restart the application so the change could take effect?

5 Messages

 • 

110 Points

5 years ago

I fully understand that Adobe wants everyone to go to CC. However, I do not see the need to pay for a subscription for a program that I already have and should be able to use on a hi-res screen. If there is a fix for the cloud based product, then it should also be made available for the computer based programs as well. My initial outlay for CS5 was not cheap when I bought it five years ago. It works fine with the exception of the use on a hi-res screen. Come on Adobe, how about ponying up and fix this problem for those of us who have paid for the license of a program that we loaded on our computers.

15.1K Messages

 • 

195.8K Points

It isn't a "fix", but a major feature in a newer version of the software.
And Photoshop CS5 was released many years before high DPI displays became available on Windows.

15 Messages

 • 

272 Points

5 years ago

No software company, Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, or any other, goes back and retrofits old software. It just isn't going to happen; no company has the desire and resources (developers) to do so. To expect Adobe to do this to CS5 is not reasonable.

5 Messages

 • 

110 Points

5 years ago

Well isn't that a kick in the pants.

1 Message

 • 

60 Points

5 years ago

I'm going to probably make everyone here feel stupid but I think I have the easiest fix yet.

Right click on the app icon
Click Properties
Click compatibility
Enable this so it has a checkmark disable display scaling on high DPI settings

5 Messages

 • 

110 Points

5 years ago

Unfortunately, that did not work in my case.

Thank you for your input.

15 Messages

 • 

272 Points

5 years ago

You need the latest version of PS for it to work.

5 Messages

 • 

144 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bridge Display problem... Files & file names too small.

Adobe Bridge Display problem... 64 bit Bridge... Dell XPS 15 ... 4k Touch display..... Menu Bar and Page title (text size) displays correctly but the files folders and file names below show up very very small (unreadable).....even after adusting the slider in the lower right hand part of the screen all the way up....... the folder get a little bigger but the text is super small and does not enlarge... All other Adobe Programs run correctly...

Adobe Administrator

 • 

15.1K Messages

 • 

288K Points

Separate topic for Bridge

Please reference the new conversation here: Bridge UI size

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

1 Message

 • 

80 Points

4 years ago

Still not working correctly after all this time. Photoshop CS4 on my high resolution screen is unusable. Huge fail. I bought CS4 Master Collection for over $1000 and this is what I get? So disappointed in Adobe

208 Messages

 • 

4.9K Points

4 years ago

Will there be any improvements to UI scaling in Photoshop Windows on CC 2015? I recently switched from Mac to PC and the HiDPI scaling in Photoshop on Windows is REALLY bad and not the same way it does on Mac!

the 100% and 200% options makes it impossible for me to switch between using my 1920X1080 cintiq and my 4K display - which is an important part of my workflow. I usually work on technical art on my main monitor and switch to the Wacom Cintiq when doing more creative art. But with the Windows version of Photoshop this is not possible. I tried setting the UI scaling to Auto, but that doesn't do anything at all, so I don't understand why that option is even there (?).  I even tried using the mirror display when working on my Cintiq, so that both monitors become 1920X1080, but photoshop doesn't adapt to that, which would to me seem like the sensible way for the "auto" option to work. If its impossible to make Auto/adaptive on windows, at least give us the option to scale to 150% and 125%.

On OSX with a 5K iMac this works flawlessly. When I move Photoshop from my 5K display to the Wacom Cintiq all the UI adapts instantly. And if I switch to mirror display Photoshop adapts to the lower resolution of the Wacom screen. But on windows you have only the option to choose one of the options (scaled or not). So that means either tiny icons on my 4K display or huge UI that goes outside of my screen on the Wacom tablet. Currently I'm stuck on ONLY working in Photoshop on my Wacom Cintiq, and my 4K display is useless to Photoshop. 

I don't understand why this problem hasn't been addressed at Adobe??? If you check the Discussion forums, a huge amount of people are raging over this for more than a year and people have even started hacking Photoshop through the registry/regedit to have windows scale the Photoshop menu instead of using the HiDPI features. 4K on Windows are here to stay, so Adobe shouldn't just leave such an important feature halfway done.


Please help!! 

2 Messages

 • 

92 Points

Agree, it's inappropriate. And they don't have this problem in the Adobe Illustrator. We need at least 150% option for Photoshop!

57 Messages

 • 

778 Points

You are absolutely right. But it will take some years till we get that thrilling feature!

2 Messages

 • 

92 Points

I really hope you will make it soon, because AI developers already did it as I said

57 Messages

 • 

778 Points

Thats not true that AI developers did it. Photoshop is built up different to AI. AI is vector based, so resizing is easier than with pixel based photoshop. And yes, not only the pictures in AI are vector based, also the UI is it.

208 Messages

 • 

4.9K Points

I find that hard to believe. So the UI in Illustrator, In Design, After Effects and Premiere is all vector based but Photoshop is bitmaps ? Because all these other programs I mentioned have no problems when switching between HiDPI and regular display, they adapt, and they behave properly when swapping screens. Only Photoshop from my experience so far has only 2 set options and no realtime adaptiveness (need to restart the program)

57 Messages

 • 

778 Points

As far as I know, Photoshop is one of the oldest software (from all Adobe programs) and so I think the programming of the sprites is also a bit of oldfashy bitmap kind.

57 Messages

 • 

778 Points

Btw. I also think it ́s ashaming for Adobe that they don ́t correct that error over years. Because a 200% feature is not really a solution.

3 Messages

 • 

92 Points

4 years ago

This ‘small font size’ has been an ongoing issue now for several years – in Bridge and Photoshop. THEY STILL HAVE NOT FIXED IT.  ADOBE - Rich and careless.

How much squinting do I have to do? (Adobe llustrator font is perfect)

2 Messages

 • 

70 Points

3 years ago

How about this:  It still isn't fixed on Photoshop Elements 15!  Are you kidding me??

123 Messages

 • 

2.7K Points

3 years ago

Update: As of 10/25/17, we are closing this program to new applicants. We have a large number of participants already. Thank you to everyone who registered!

The Photoshop team has been listening to your many requests for better scaling options on Windows, and we’re happy to announce that we are ready for beta testing on this feature. Because of the large scale changes involved in this feature, we want to make sure people have the opportunity to test it out before it’s released.
 
All Windows customers are welcome to join and test, but please note that you will need to have Windows 10 Creators Edition installed in order to use the new continuously scalable user interface and per-monitor scaling. Windows 7, 8 and prior versions of Windows 10 will only support 100% and 200% - as the continuously scalable user interface requires APIs only available in Creators Edition.

3 Messages

 • 

92 Points

So good they are now fixing the small font problem in Photoshop, allthough, I visited https://www.adobeprerelease.com/, there was no Photoshop CSUI Program listed

Adobe Administrator

 • 

780 Messages

 • 

16.7K Points

Hi oldadobeuser,

The program is still there from what I can see. Try heading back to adobeprerelease.com and click Available Programs. 

CSUI is a ways down. For me, the 9th Row, in the left column.  (here's a screenshot) 

Regards
PG