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Photoshop Elements UI font too small on high-resolution display

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Nov 13, 2013

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Hi,

I have recently purchased a Dell XPS15 laptop with a QHD+ (3200x1800) display. The PC is running Windows 8.1. I have also purchased Photoshop Elements 12 to run on it.

With the display at the native resolution, it is necessary to have the "Change the size of all items" option in the display settings of Windows 8.1 set to "Larger", in order for the native Windows fonts and UI elements to be at a reasonable size. The laptop came with this option enabled by default.

However, disappointingly the UI font size in Photoshop Elements is way too small when the display is at the native resolution. The application is basically unusable.

I have tried setting the "Use system font" option in the General preferences, but this doesn't seem to help.

The only way I can get the Photoshop Elements UI font to a reasonable size, is by dropping the screen resolution (to say 1920x1080).

This seems like a terrible waste of a beautiful screen, particularly when my main reason for using the PC is for editing photos, and my photo management and editing software is preventing me exploiting the full resolution of the display.

I'd appreciate any help or suggestions.

Thanks.

I have this on my Lenovo Yoga Pro 2. In the store, the high resolution seemed so obviously great, but in practice, there is so much software that runs with serious GUI problems.

Has anyone yet tried PSE 13?? Supposed to cure this problem. (Picture editing software | Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 - Features search for DPI)

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Photoshop Elements UI font too small on high-resolution display

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Hi,

I have recently purchased a Dell XPS15 laptop with a QHD+ (3200x1800) display. The PC is running Windows 8.1. I have also purchased Photoshop Elements 12 to run on it.

With the display at the native resolution, it is necessary to have the "Change the size of all items" option in the display settings of Windows 8.1 set to "Larger", in order for the native Windows fonts and UI elements to be at a reasonable size. The laptop came with this option enabled by default.

However, disappointingly the UI font size in Photoshop Elements is way too small when the display is at the native resolution. The application is basically unusable.

I have tried setting the "Use system font" option in the General preferences, but this doesn't seem to help.

The only way I can get the Photoshop Elements UI font to a reasonable size, is by dropping the screen resolution (to say 1920x1080).

This seems like a terrible waste of a beautiful screen, particularly when my main reason for using the PC is for editing photos, and my photo management and editing software is preventing me exploiting the full resolution of the display.

I'd appreciate any help or suggestions.

Thanks.

I have this on my Lenovo Yoga Pro 2. In the store, the high resolution seemed so obviously great, but in practice, there is so much software that runs with serious GUI problems.

Has anyone yet tried PSE 13?? Supposed to cure this problem. (Picture editing software | Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 - Features search for DPI)

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Dec 20, 2013

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I have the same problem.....Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro QHD+ 3200x1800. Please help.

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Totally frustrating!  I just purchased a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with the anticipation of utilizing Lightroom 5 to edit photos.  Unless I adjust my screen resolution to accommodate Lightroom, I can barely see any of the functions.  Adobe needs to fix this a.s.a.p.  This is ridiculous!  Remove the products from the shelf or at the very least, put a big disclaimer in the shopping cart.  It's hard to believe software companies as innovative as Adobe and Microsoft have yet to figure this debacle out.  As usual, the customer is on the losing end!

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SAME HERE!!!   What a waste   I say DONT BUY LIGHTROOM if they don't fix this annoying TINY TINY FONT   I reduced my resolution way down form what it should be and it's still a tiny menu and font interface.  Why not just give us optional font sizes - optional adjustments so we can READ the menus, menu boxes, and commands??????   I say keep buying and returning the product until they fix it.

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Unfortunately there is no option in PSE to vhange the UI fonts (other than switching to System Font' in preferences. So traditionally changing the Windows display font size has been the only workaround, and even that can cause problems with individual menus disappearing and being replaced with a hard to spot  >> drop-down menu.

If you have a dual-display system you could have the menus on the lower resolution screen with images on the hi-res.

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Dear crew !! ..any news on that?? ..official fix??

I paid a lot of money for registrationkeys that are totally useless! I

3-4 months of workingtime to scale the fonts?? fix??

regards from Austria !

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Same Problem here

Samsung Ativ Book Pro 9

Lightroom looks Great / Photoshop & Dreamweaver not.

How long will a fix take ? As i see the problem exists for quite a Time

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I have the exact same Problem.

Dell XPS15 laptop with a QHD+ (3200x1800) running Windows 8.1 and just purchased Photoshop Elements 12.

Any solution?

The program is very hard to use with the small menu font.

If there is no solution I will cancel the purchase.

Cheers

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i had a call last week with the cloud team. they said the team is working on a solution.

Yesterday the update for dreamweaver came and works on QHD Displays - so i´m looking forward that PS & PSE will follow soon

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Mar 05, 2014

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Thanks for the information.

That sounds promising.

Than I hope it will not take to long for the PS and PSE update which supports HiDPI displays.

Does an administrator here maybe know a time line?

I tried working yesterday with PSE on QHD+ display and it is just a pain.

Cheers

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Mar 11, 2014

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At the weekend I installed the Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.1 Update.

But it does not solved the high resolution problem (HiDPI displays).

I thing I have to look for an alternative. Any suggestions?

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I have a Yoga 2 and have the same issue.  The program is only usable for the simplest of tasks.  Very irritating.

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I just installed photoshop on my Lenovo yoga and the same thing.

I am infuriated. I cant see the icons, and need the resolution for my photo editing!

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