How does type sizing work in CS6 and CC?

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I tried creating a brand new file 2650 x 1600, 300 dpi. When I put in text at 24 pt it is 100 pixels high. If I do exactly the same thing in CS5 the letter is 10 pixels high.

Why the difference?

This is causing problems for me because though the type is large in the PhotoShop file, when exported it displays in the smaller size.

I have the latest updates for mac versions of CC and CS6.
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Chris Cox

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Your image resolution is different in both cases, or you specified pixels in one case instead of points.

Points are 72/inch. So if your image has a different resolution, you will get a different number of pixels per point. And points are, of course, not interchangable with pixels.
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I see. I did not notice that the number in the type size selection box had changed from points in CS5 to pixels in CC. Is this a given or is there a way to choose which to use in CC?
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Hi Anna,

Actually, the control of the Units for type is set by the user and is found (on Mac) under Photoshop > Preferences > Units and Rulers. There, the second dropdown from the top is Type and defaults to Points.

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David
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Great! I changed from points to pixels and that seems to resolve the issue. Thank you very much!