Photoshop Retina Display Support

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Once again - when are you going to the Photoshop CS6 to work with the MacBook Pro with Retina display which has been out for over 1 month by at least allowing users to display canvas as it is meant to be displayed - without doubling each pixel on the canvas? Another simple fix would by by calling official Apple APIs for the Save/Open Dialog, etc.

As thanks to your slow "work" are most of the designer affected by your issue unable to produce high-quality and pixel-perfect artwork.
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Filip Walica

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Chris Cox

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Apple only recently released the hardware, and OS fixes for the APIs needed to support the new hardware (it was previously very broken). It will take time for applications to add full support for the new hardware and APIs - and Apple didn't give developers much early access to the hardware. Larger applications will need more time -- thousands of icons, pictures, dialogs and layouts don't change overnight.

Photoshop does use the Apple APIs for open/save and almost all of our UI. Only the Flash panels, scripts, and a few other odd things (File info) use non-native UI.

We showed some support for the retina display at WWDC, then had to wait for the hardware to arrive like everyone else. When something is ready, I'm sure there will be an announcement.
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edward.caruso

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sounds like someone is upset they can't use their new toy.
if you needed a new laptop vital for your work - maybe alittle research would have told you to wait until the necessary applications were ready?
but its much easier to whine to adobe about it - right?
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Chris,

2 Questions:

1) Is there any way to get on some mailing list to receive updates on this work so I can stop checking obsessively?

2) Is Lightroom being updated to support the Retina display as well? I can't seem to find any information about that?

Thanks, Michael
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1) Nope
2) They're working on it

When something is ready, there will be an announcement.
But it's not something that's going to change overnight -- both applications have a lot of UI, and a lot of UI code to change and retest.
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Glad to hear about Lightroom. Thanks.
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As thanks to your slow "work" are most of the designer affected by your issue unable to produce high-quality and pixel-perfect artwork.


Wow, +1 for Michael. Someone who's dependent on producing high-quality work will surely not sacrifice this by playing early adopter.

I, too, would love to see the update released asap, but would never be as arrogant when inquiring with the developers like that. Boy, you apparently have *no* clue of the complexity of the development of a software like PS, let alone in combination with Apples very restrictive (to be euphemistic) info policy to developers. Especially when it comes to new standards like retina, that are supposed to be marketed as their innovation. Even developers from companies like Adobe are often not involved/informed until the last minute.
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edward.caruso

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to follow-up on Benjamin's comment about Apple not giving developer's early enough access to new technology - do any of these rabid anti-Adobe posters (like the OP) dare bring the same venom to Apple and question their secretive and unhelpful policies?
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I am using the new Macbook Pro with Retina screen on Mountain Lion with a trial version of CS6 and there is a lot of pixellation. Please advise when there will be update available to make PS fully compatible with the Retina display.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop Incompatible with MBP Retina Display.
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Not very helpful, but I'd like to correct that as I do everywhere else in Forums. Applications with no retina support don't produce any more "pixelation" than anywhere else, the rest of the screen is simply less pixelated, which is why you suddenly see all those pixels in applications that don't have retina support yet.

I have a MBP with a 1400x900 display and the retina MBP, and the old MBP looks *a lot worse* than the non-retina applications on the new MBP. It's just that you don't preceive it as much because the whole screen is featuring "a lot of pixelation" as you call it.
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im using the macbook pro with retina display. (with MacOS and Windows) in windows all the adobe toolsets are extreme small (nearly unreadable) and there is no way to change that. not in the preferences nor in windows itself. i wish there would be an option to change it.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
changing the size of the toolsets.
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Any updates on a release date of the retina supported update? Will it be this year or beginning of next year?