Photoshop CC 2015 font size

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For some reason, the font size is linked to the ppi of the document. 12pt text in a 72ppi document looks different (is ways smaller) as compared to the same 12pt in a 300ppi document. This annoys me quite a lot because it means that I cannot easily choose a size. I am aware of free-transforming the text, but I need to know the size in points to use it in other softwares.
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Niels van de Pas

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Howdy Niels,

Yes, that's correct.  The resolution of a document will dramatically impact the size of fonts in that document.  This is actually very standard for image-processing applications and other apps should behave the same way.

Thanks,
David
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Niels van de Pas

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Hi David,

Thanks for the fast reply :). I understand that the resolution affects font size, but the size (number) in the font panel changes as I resample the image to different resolutions. Correct me if I'm wrong, but 12pt viewed at 100% should look the same in both 72ppi and 300ppi I guess (it just feels wrong, and I can't recall that it has always been like this). It has been a while since I last used the type feature in Photoshop, so I may have to get used to it again.

Thanks,
Niels
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100% refers to the pixels relative to your display.

So 12 pt at 72 ppi is 12 pixels, while 12 pt at 300 ppi is 50 pixels -- and they will appear as different sizes because the size in pixels is different.