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282 Points

Tue, Dec 1, 2015 7:35 PM

Photoshop CC 2015.1: New smallest swatch size is too large, offer smaller size

After Photoshop CC 2015.1 update the size of swatches are super huge and fills a large portion of the screen (while viewing all of them...which i do) at the minimum size.
Is this intentional?
Is there a way to get smaller, manageable swatch sizes again?

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777 Messages

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16.7K Points

3 years ago

This issue should be fixed with the Photoshop CC 2018 (19.1.2) update which is now available. 
Please install the update and let us know if you still see this issue.

To update, click Update next to Photoshop CC in the Creative Cloud desktop application.
If you don't see the update right away, click the 3 dots in the upper right and choose Check for App Updates.

Regards
Pete

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9.3K Points

I don't see any difference between photoshop cc 19.1.2 and 19.1 or photoshop  cc 2017.

Shown below are screenshots using the Default swatches at the smallest size for the relevant photoshop versions.

Photoshop CC 2018.1.2




Photoshop CC 2017




If the person or persons working on the swatches sizes wants to know how the smallest swatch size is supposed to be arranged and size of the swatches panel., just have them look at photoshop cc 2014 and older.

Photoshop CC 2014

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195.8K Points

5 years ago

Don't forget you can change the swatch size in the swatches palette menu.

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170 Points

Chris, the small setting is set by default and is still over 100% larger than the previous version. Please return to the previous size swatches.

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282 Points

5 years ago

I haven't :)
Currently, I can get "too big" and "why is this an option?"

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Larger sizes are so that they are visible/selectable on higher resolution displays.
Are you using the smallest size? The sizes haven't changed in CC 2015.1, they're the same as in 2015.0 and 2014.x (where the minimum was increased slightly).

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It appears that you've selected "large thumbnail" instead of "small thumbnail" in the swatches palette menu.

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282 Points

Yes, in the second screen shot i selected "large thumbnail" to demonstrate that i was using "small" in the first one. That first screen shot however, takes up much more space than it did before the update (which i sadly don't have a screen shot of).

Are you saying that i missed an update, and should have experienced this sooner?

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Well, the first screen shot looks correct.
And yeah, the smallest thumbnail size was increased in Photoshop CC 2014.

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282 Points

5 years ago

Answer: use legacy version.

At least i won't have to look at the dreadful new "flat" design again (until i no longer have a choice.)

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208 Points

5 years ago

This really sucks and needs to be addressed! it's like swatches has grown 141% in the latest update and now dominates my workspace!

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120 Points

5 years ago

Seemingly needless change to the swatches panel, at first I thought I'd accidentally swapped thumbnail size.

Adds to the amount of scrolling when using a larger set of colours.

In reference to Mark E. not having a screenshot;

Before:


After:

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282 Points

5 years ago

I reverted to 2014 version, so here's how it's supposed to look:


BTW, I'm on a Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014 iMac; with a 22hd cintiq...

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50 Points

5 years ago

God damn adobe. Give us our smaller swatches back. Their so freaking ugly being so huge. Make that a 'medium size' option or something. I now regret running the update

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50 Points

5 years ago

God damn adobe. Give us our smaller swatches back. Their so freaking ugly being so huge. Make that a 'medium size' option or something. I now regret running the update

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5 years ago

Mark - should we change this topic to a request to offer the smaller size as an option?

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170 Points

The new version of photoshop has a significant number of issues. Several have been identified on this site. Yes, the swatches have grown in size even when using the small setting. Please make smaller again. Second the liquify tool leaves large white translucent boxes around the area liquified. Yes, the work around is to disable the graphic acc. by holding down the option key. You help in fixes these new bugs would be appreciated.

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90 Points

Another vote for getting the swatches smaller again. they are way too big now on small size. No need for that.

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195.8K Points

OK, I've changed this to a request to also offer the old, smaller size for swatches.

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282 Points

Thanks!

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282 Points

5 years ago

I guess, but didn't you say it was changed in the 2014 version?
I'm using the 2014 version again, and as you can see in my latest screen shot, the size is much smaller.
If the sizes are larger intentionally and permanently, then yes I would like to request a smaller size option.

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OK, I made this a request.

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144 Points

Yeah this was only in a recent update. If you guys want to do small, medium, large, then cool. There's no reason someone might not want the bigger one. Or, better yet, give us a slider for these things. yes, I understand this might be a slightly bigger deal than I'm making it sound like, but frankly it'd be really nice with the range of setups and screens out there to not be locked into a narrow set of options for things like this.

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194 Points

5 years ago

smaller option please!

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252 Points

5 years ago

Please add the historic swatch size back to the swatches palette - It's the little things that are irritating.

That and the funny screen that said 'blahhh' cannot open photoshop. Try uninstalling and reinstalling.

...and CC Libraries that still don't work.

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140 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2015 small thumbnails swatches are enormous, take up too much room.

Photoshop v 20151114.r.301 has introduced severely bloated swatches purporting to be "small thumbnails" that take up an excessive amount of panel real estate. Can this broken element be fixed?

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88 Points

5 years ago

I completely agree. It's the first thing I noticed when I began using CC 2015 and it's pretty infuriating. I use a LOT of swatches and I'm sick of scrolling to find what I need.

Why was this changed? The new small is what the old large used to be. I use 27" monitors and the swatches are comically huge. Why, Adobe??