Photoshop CC Image Resize Is Rough

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Hello!

PhotoShop CC's image resizing seems less smooth than it used to be with PS CS4 and PS CS5, or even with PSE12, which I used until it started crashing upon opening just last month. :-(

I use PhotoShop to draw my comic in a large size, and then shrink to publish in smaller size for the web. When resized in PS CC, the smaller images look rough (especially compared to images resized in the other programs I mentioned). Since most of my comics include text, I particularly notice the resizing problem in the letters, which look jagged and rough (and far less legible) when resized in PS CC.

Until PSE12 abruptly stopped working, my workflow was to create everything in PS CC and resize and Save For Web in PSE12. Unfortunately, PSE12 suddenly just crashed whenever I opened it and has no updates in the Mac App Store (where I bought it), so that option is gone.

I just discovered that both Acorn and Pixelmator resize the images quite beautifully, so I shall use one of those to resize images for now. However, I think Adobe should know that PS CC is not shrinking images as well as I know it could.

Thanks.
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Chris Cox

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If you specify the same options, then the results are identical to previous versions.

If you choose the "preserve details" up sampling, then that was not available in older versions.

If downsampling is too sharp, then you might want to use Bicubic or Bicubic Smoother instead of automatic or Bicubic Sharper (which are usually good for photographic images).
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Well, now I feel truly ridiculous and whiny. I did not know I could make those changes. Bicubic Smoother provides such a better result than Automatic!

Thank you for your help! :-)
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Yeah, the best choice really depends on the kind of image/artwork - that's why we added those choices.