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When I'm editing on a laptop and sometime on my desktop, the tool windows are too large - most specifically for me the curves window. Is there a way to have a more compact size? On the laptop, unless my picture is very small, the window is overlayed on top of the image and on my desktop, I like to have the curves very near my image and it can sometimes be too large then too. In this case, I normally need to have the window off on another monitor.

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If you are using Curves as an Adjustment Layer (best practice), then yes, the Properties panel can be resized. If you are getting Curves from the Image Menu (destructive editing), then it is not.

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reduce size of tool windows

When I'm editing on a laptop and sometime on my desktop, the tool windows are too large - most specifically for me the curves window. Is there a way to have a more compact size? On the laptop, unless my picture is very small, the window is overlayed on top of the image and on my desktop, I like to have the curves very near my image and it can sometimes be too large then too. In this case, I normally need to have the window off on another monitor.

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If you are using Curves as an Adjustment Layer (best practice), then yes, the Properties panel can be resized. If you are getting Curves from the Image Menu (destructive editing), then it is not.

~ Jane

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Re: reduce size of tool windows

Adobe Community Professional , Nov 25, 2019

Which version of Photoshop and OS?

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Re: reduce size of tool windows

The latests CC for PC

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Re: reduce size of tool windows

windows 10

 

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Re: reduce size of tool windows

Adobe Community Professional , Nov 25, 2019

have you tried just hitting the Tab key to temporarily hide the panels until you need them?

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Re: reduce size of tool windows

It's while I'm using the window that it is overlayed on the image. The curves window takes up a lot of screen real estate on a laptop. 😕

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Re: reduce size of tool windows

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If you are using Curves as an Adjustment Layer (best practice), then yes, the Properties panel can be resized. If you are getting Curves from the Image Menu (destructive editing), then it is not.

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Re: reduce size of tool windows

Thanks Jane-E.  I use both but when editing thousands of scans of family negatives to finally end up with jpeg files, it is destructive editing but careful with clipping. In the end in these cases we're delivering back jpegs so we can't send clients layered images.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 25, 2019

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If it works for you, you could use the Adjustment Layer so you can resize Properties, then Cmd+E to Merge Down.

Jane

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