Elements: Support scalable user interface UI for high resolution monitors

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Hi,

The fonts in Photoshop menus, toolbars and dialog boxes are too small for me, making the sotware almost unusable. I tried to find a way to enlarge them, but there seems to be no solution. Searches on Google confirmed this.

The time when people with CRTs were lowering the resolution to increase font size is over, really. Now we have LCDs with native resolution of almost 1080p, if not more, so there is truly a need to adjust font size. Windows 7 has a facility allowing to scale fonts of application, this works for many programs, but Photoshop and also Premiere seem to just override this and make a custom UI with tiny fonts.

Fortunately for me, I discovered this while trying the demo version. I will probably have to choose some other product for image and video editing.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Elements 13 supports HiDPI (high resolution displays) by providing 200% scaling for monitors with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 or greater. 

The Surface Pro 3 has a monitor resolution of 2160 x 1440 (the vertical height is too short to support 200% scaling of some dialogs). The Elements team is looking into the possibility of supporting 200% on a Surface Pro 3.

Here's a screen grab from a 4k monitor:

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Elements 13.1, which was released yesterday, provides manual control for settings 200% scaling for HiDPI:



Choose Help>Updates... to install the update.