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Photoshop CS6 looks pixelated on Mac Retina screen

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I have Photoshop CS6 running on a MacBook Pro with a 15" retina screen. By default it runs in low-resolution, which makes everything pixelated. When I right-click on the app and go to "Get Info" I see an option to "Open in Low Resolution". When I uncheck it Photoshop opens in high-resolution and it looks beautiful, but it's unusable: I can't click on any of the tools, the sidebars, or anything. So I bring it back to low-resolution and everything works well, except that it looks pixelated again.

I have the 13.0 update (the latest one) and there aren't any additional updates according to Photoshop.

Is there any way to have Photoshop CS6 run in high-resolution?

Thank you very much!

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Photoshop CS6 looks pixelated on Mac Retina screen

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I have Photoshop CS6 running on a MacBook Pro with a 15" retina screen. By default it runs in low-resolution, which makes everything pixelated. When I right-click on the app and go to "Get Info" I see an option to "Open in Low Resolution". When I uncheck it Photoshop opens in high-resolution and it looks beautiful, but it's unusable: I can't click on any of the tools, the sidebars, or anything. So I bring it back to low-resolution and everything works well, except that it looks pixelated again.

I have the 13.0 update (the latest one) and there aren't any additional updates according to Photoshop.

Is there any way to have Photoshop CS6 run in high-resolution?

Thank you very much!

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Look at Help > System Info    The first line should read 13.0.6 if you have a permanent license, which does take in Reina screens.

If that checks out, go into the Photoshop CS6 folder under the Application folder.

Choose (but don't double-click) Photoshop.app

Uncheck "Open in Low Resolution" if it happens to be check marked.

Reboot your Mac, Restart Photoshop.

Gene

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Thank you, Gene, but that's exactly what I was trying before and it doesn't work. In my OP I explained what happens when I try that:

When I uncheck it Photoshop opens in high-resolution and it looks beautiful, but it's unusable: I can't click on any of the tools, the sidebars, or anything. So I bring it back to low-resolution and everything works well, except that it looks pixelated again.

When I open Photoshop and go to Help > System Info this is what I see:

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00) x64

Operating System: Mac OS 10.10.3

It's not 13.0.6. However, when I go to Help > Updates it tells me that all my applications are already up-to-date.

Any other ideas?

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Yes, you can manually download and update CS6. 13.01 13.04 and 13.06 here Adobe - Photoshop : For Macintosh

You may want to download and install those in order.

There are other updates there as well for CS6. I don't know why the updater is not functioning.

Anyway, I hope this clears up the retina bugs. (Don't know why I missed what you posted before, but sometimes I do rush things.)

Gene

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Hey there,

 

I just found your thread because I recently upgraded to a newer retina macbook pro and was shocked by the low resolution as well.

I wanted to try and follow your instructions, but somehow I can't uncheck the "open in low resolution" option because it's greyed out. Any ideas why?

 

Thanks so much in advance,

Miro

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Did you update to 13.0.6?

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