P: New smallest swatch size is too large, offer smaller size

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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After Photoshop CC 2015.1 update the size of swatches are super huge and fills a large portion of the screen (while viewing all of them...which i do) at the minimum size.
Is this intentional?
Is there a way to get smaller, manageable swatch sizes again?

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Adobe Employee , Mar 12, 2018 Mar 12, 2018
This issue should be fixed with the Photoshop CC 2018 (19.1.2) update which is now available.  Please install the update and let us know if you still see this issue. To update, click Update next to Photoshop CC in the Creative Cloud desktop application. If you don't see the update right away, click the 3 dots in the upper right and choose Check for App Updates. Regards Pete

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LEGEND ,
Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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Don't forget you can change the swatch size in the swatches palette menu.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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I haven't :)
Currently, I can get "too big" and "why is this an option?"

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LEGEND ,
Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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Larger sizes are so that they are visible/selectable on higher resolution displays.
Are you using the smallest size? The sizes haven't changed in CC 2015.1, they're the same as in 2015.0 and 2014.x (where the minimum was increased slightly).

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LEGEND ,
Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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It appears that you've selected "large thumbnail" instead of "small thumbnail" in the swatches palette menu.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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Yes, in the second screen shot i selected "large thumbnail" to demonstrate that i was using "small" in the first one. That first screen shot however, takes up much more space than it did before the update (which i sadly don't have a screen shot of).

Are you saying that i missed an update, and should have experienced this sooner?

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LEGEND ,
Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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Well, the first screen shot looks correct.
And yeah, the smallest thumbnail size was increased in Photoshop CC 2014.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2015 Dec 01, 2015

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Answer: use legacy version.

At least i won't have to look at the dreadful new "flat" design again (until i no longer have a choice.)

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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This really sucks and needs to be addressed! it's like swatches has grown 141% in the latest update and now dominates my workspace!

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LEGEND ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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Seemingly needless change to the swatches panel, at first I thought I'd accidentally swapped thumbnail size.

Adds to the amount of scrolling when using a larger set of colours.

In reference to Mark E. not having a screenshot;

Before:


After:

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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I reverted to 2014 version, so here's how it's supposed to look:


BTW, I'm on a Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014 iMac; with a 22hd cintiq...

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New Here ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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God damn adobe. Give us our smaller swatches back. Their so freaking ugly being so huge. Make that a 'medium size' option or something. I now regret running the update

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New Here ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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God damn adobe. Give us our smaller swatches back. Their so freaking ugly being so huge. Make that a 'medium size' option or something. I now regret running the update

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LEGEND ,
Dec 02, 2015 Dec 02, 2015

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Mark - should we change this topic to a request to offer the smaller size as an option?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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I guess, but didn't you say it was changed in the 2014 version?
I'm using the 2014 version again, and as you can see in my latest screen shot, the size is much smaller.
If the sizes are larger intentionally and permanently, then yes I would like to request a smaller size option.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2015 Dec 03, 2015

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smaller option please!

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

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The new version of photoshop has a significant number of issues. Several have been identified on this site. Yes, the swatches have grown in size even when using the small setting. Please make smaller again. Second the liquify tool leaves large white translucent boxes around the area liquified. Yes, the work around is to disable the graphic acc. by holding down the option key. You help in fixes these new bugs would be appreciated.

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

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Chris, the small setting is set by default and is still over 100% larger than the previous version. Please return to the previous size swatches.

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Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

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Another vote for getting the swatches smaller again. they are way too big now on small size. No need for that.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

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Please add the historic swatch size back to the swatches palette - It's the little things that are irritating.

That and the funny screen that said 'blahhh' cannot open photoshop. Try uninstalling and reinstalling.

...and CC Libraries that still don't work.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 04, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

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OK, I've changed this to a request to also offer the old, smaller size for swatches.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 04, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

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OK, I made this a request.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

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Thanks!

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LEGEND ,
Dec 07, 2015 Dec 07, 2015

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Photoshop v 20151114.r.301 has introduced severely bloated swatches purporting to be "small thumbnails" that take up an excessive amount of panel real estate. Can this broken element be fixed?

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LEGEND ,
Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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I completely agree. It's the first thing I noticed when I began using CC 2015 and it's pretty infuriating. I use a LOT of swatches and I'm sick of scrolling to find what I need.

Why was this changed? The new small is what the old large used to be. I use 27" monitors and the swatches are comically huge. Why, Adobe??

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 10, 2015 Dec 10, 2015

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YES PLEASE!... I work on a Macbook Pro Retna so it really hurts my productivity...

Adobe PLESAE Fix this!

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