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1.3K Points

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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5 Messages

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148 Points

9 years ago

As a long time Photoshop user, I'm disappointed that CS6 does not include an option to make ALL selections/type larger. The program seems to have been designed by teenagers with perfect eyesight. Unfortunately, many users do not have perfect eyesight and struggle to see the fonts and icons used in PHotoshop. STRONGLY recommend an option that would allow users to increase the font/icon size.

Also, many of the help items assume the user has the same knowledge as the software developer. We don't and often cannot find the "button" we're told to click. Recommend less knowledgeable people be asked to use the recommended help items to see if a "real" user can make them work. Unfortunately, many users finf these help items useless.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
CS6 FONT AND ICON SIZE ADJUSTMENTS FOR USERS OVER 40.

31 Messages

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488 Points

My daughter has great eyesight (shes 27) and has trouble reading my screen with PSE.

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148 Points

I'm 28 :) and just logged a similar comment and was wondering if others had it, and here it is!

31 Messages

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488 Points

9 years ago

HEAR, HEAR Adobe!!

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148 Points

9 years ago

I also wonder why they don't make the brush cursor more visible. It's so hard to see if the image and cursor colors are close.

71 Messages

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1.2K Points

8 years ago

Microsoft with it Windows operating systems and suites of products has invested time and effort to support people with seeing issues. The code base for Microsoft must be huge in comparison to Adobe, but they invested the time and effort.

So come on aAdobe, do the right thing and make some announcement soon, before this thread get covered in cobwebs

9 Messages

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414 Points

8 years ago

It would be great if I could enlarge the toolbar icons just a tad. If i could just spread the bar out a bit, and at the same time, the icons would increase in size. Same thing for the "add adjustment" area.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Enlarge toolbar icons in Photoshop CS6.

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170 Points

8 years ago

I have just upgraded to CS6. Cost me a lot of money - but I can't use it. Will Adobe be supplying eye tests and spectacles to customers? Or was the magnifying-glass left out of my software box?

Adobe - please listen, please act. The icons/tool panels are too small.

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102 Points

8 years ago

The toolbar fonts and menu fonts in Photoshop are small and hard to see!!
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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?
The buttons in the toolbars and panels are too small.
I changed the UI text size to "Large" but the result is not really large.
Large Fonts are only at about 2mm !!!!!! on the monitor!!!!
The program seems to have been designed by teenagers with perfect eyesight..
This is a very fundamental problem in an otherwise fantastic program.
The User Interface (Tool bar, Application Bar, Etc) is too small and should be able to be enlarged easily!!!
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That it's something that Adobe has to fix, I think.
I can see the menues, etc., but only when my face is inches from my laptop. It's like working blind. Horrible.
Large UI-Fonts in menu are only about 2mm!!!
Is there an update for CS6 to have the ability to increase font sizes to accommidate Hi-Res monitors?
Changing the screen resolution is NOT a fix.
Adobe is ignoring this issue!
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If possible, ADOBE will work on it to make this available as a feature in the next update/release of the product?
Manfred/Germany/Berlin

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
The toolbar fonts and menu fonts in Photoshop are small and hard to see!!.

5 Messages

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148 Points

8 years ago

I guess Adobe is too busy trying to find ways to rep-off its customers and doesn't have time to fix what they really want. Sometimes I think they think they're running an airline.

When companies fail to satisfy their customers, they are doomed to fail.

2 Messages

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166 Points

8 years ago

It is a shame they still did not bother to correct this issue.

My eyes are going kaputt, thanks to Adobe!

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148 Points

8 years ago

As people have confirmed, CS6 has the same issue, so it looks like I won't be upgrading. I suspect even if I did buy a 32" or 40" screen to edit, because the res is so high the toolbar would disappear to a line which would still be impossible to see.

I guess I could buy those magnifying strips that people use to read small font and sellotape a couple together and stick it to my monitor. But....considering I paid a fortune for both my mac and all the adobe master suite programs, I kinda feel slightly outraged on principle that I am having to do my own work-around and fudge things. Goes without saying whoever did the project didn't do any "real" end user testing or feedback, and if they did, it was probably considered too much of a change to warrant the cost of expanding the toolbar size. Shame, again profit vs customer satisfaction and loyalty and it would appear that minimal changes and sticking a 6 on the end is more important than actually creating a world class product that people would highly recommend. Think of all the people that have vision issues that this product will not reach due to this issue. They are nailing themselves in the foot and they don't even realise it. It would be interesting to see the ratios between product purchase vs expected sales vs actual and do a pivot table over the years to compare. I would expect to see, yes an increase in purchases due to economic growth, but on the grand scale of things in relation to the actual % of growth vs purchases over the year...a decline in sales. But again, I guess as long as sales figures do not decline each year they don't care. It will come back to haunt them.

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195.8K Points

Larger displays are not higher resolution - just more pixels, or the same pixel count over a larger area.

On a 30 or 40" display, the toolbar would be the same size as on a 21" display at the same resolution (pixels per inch). And on most of those displays, it works just fine as-is. Only on higher resolution displays (like the new retina displays at 200 ppi) is the size a problem.

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414 Points

I don't know a person who has 40" display.

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414 Points

I am surprised that Adobe did not consider those with short-sightedness, regardless of age.

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352 Points

8 years ago

@Chris, You are defending a defenseless position. The toolbar should be scalable, period, end of discussion. What you are doing is called deflection, not addressing the problem subject. If I were your boss, you'd be in trouble.

15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

Oh, it should - but not for many of the mistaken reasons listed in this topic. (and you need to read my responses more carefully)

It should be scalable for true high-resolution displays (which are just now available).
It should be scalable for people with vision problems.
But larger displays don't increase the display density, and don't need scaled UI components.

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484 Points

My 1920x1080 monitor has a ppi of about 102 and I do not have vision problems. The text and tool icons are way too tiny (not to mention the light gray on dark gray text). Why is it I have no problem viewing any other program on my computer?????? Why are all of us complaining about this program????

15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

Normal display resolution is between 72 and 96, so that's about normal size.
I have no idea why it would be smaller on your system than it is for millions of other users.

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110 Points

@chris. You are defending a defenseless position. Try using your company's products on ANY hi-resolution monitor and get back to me. Are you guys required to use 800x600?

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136 Points

It's smaller on my system too. It was fine as long as I used Windows XP, but when I went to Windows 7, (64 bit) Indesign text got smaller. I'm using the same monitor. So, Adobe needs to fix this problem! I won't buy another upgrade until they do.

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192 Points

8 years ago

The UI should be scalable and legible and adaptable to customers needs. Lion OS and 27” screen were available long before CS6 and CS5.
Despite purchasing reading glasses for this purpose alone, I'm left with eyestrain and headaches every time I struggle with Photoshop and this program is the reason I got a high resolution screen.
Perhaps Adobe considera it a minor problem and we'll get a downloadable fix.

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606 Points

8 years ago

What sort of brilliance is this?

The most expensive graphics software does not work on the most expensive monitors.

Gee whiz guys and gals, just move on to the free or less expensive stuff and let Adobe eat its own cake.

Here are just a few alternatives:

Gimp
http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Paint.net
http://www.getpaint.net/download.html

Pixia
http://park18.wakwak.com/~pixia/downl...

Seashore
http://seashore.sourceforge.net/downl...

Inkscape
http://www.inkscape.org/download/?lan...

And there is a lot more out there!

2 Messages

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110 Points

8 years ago

I'm in shock that I bought CS6 and can't read the UI. I called Adobe multiple times and got nowhere. I'm very proud of my new 27" Dell All-In-One system with 2560x1440 totally useless pixels of resolution. But I can't use anywhere near that and still see the tools and menus. And this has been going of since 2006? Can I get my money back? Where the heck are my old PageMaker CDs? It would be nice if someone at Adobe cared enough to respond.

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414 Points

8 years ago

Actually, I'm surprised that Adobe has not addressed this, even with just a comment. My guess is that they are not concerned with individuals who are in the "senior" category, or those with less than excellent vision. We must be a very small part of their user base.