photoshop 6 resolution question

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by alan, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. alan

    alan Guest

    I have Photoshop 6 and I find that if I set my monitor to a very high
    resolution, the palettes, the toolbox and the menu names along the top
    of the screen are too small to see properly.

    Is there a way I can control the size of these items independently of

    alan, Jul 28, 2011
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  2. alan

    Savageduck Guest

    There are still two questions here;
    1: What screen resolution are you using?

    2: Why?
    Not really.
    Consider that a 20-24 inch display, set at 1920 x 1080 is going to do a
    pretty good job, and going to a higher resolution is going to result in
    the problems you are experiencing. You are not going to gain any real
    World benefit by setting the "screen resolution very high".
    Savageduck, Jul 28, 2011
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  3. alan

    Kele Guest

    I think 1920x1080 on a 23" monitor is pretty small; maybe the OP thinks so
    too. If using a PC, access Display properties/General tab and play with the
    DPI (try 100-110) - this is independent of the resolution. It blows up the
    desktop icons which then become pixelated, so it's a trade off *. Using the
    display's native resolution does make for a sharper images and text. Go
    here: and see that the
    gamma chart does not function well when the display is not set to its native
    resolution... switch your monitor to its native and you will see the

    * some programs are also adversly affected by changing DPI from the
    default... the increased text size runs outside the program's locked column
    width. These programs that cannot be resized are rare, however.
    Kele, Jul 28, 2011
  4. alan

    Savageduck Guest

    ....and that was my point.
    The native resolution on my 21" monitor is 1920 x 1080, and while the
    icons and text appears "smaller" than it did on my old 17" at 1280 x

    I maintain calibration on my monitor with a Pantone huey, which in the
    face of some mixed reviews, has proven to be reliable for the last 18
    Savageduck, Jul 28, 2011
  5. alan

    Savageduck Guest

    I meant to add that I find no difficulty reading any text or identifying icons.

    BTW: top posting is a PIA.
    Savageduck, Jul 28, 2011
  6. alan

    Bigguy2010 Guest

    I'm using a 24" Dell at 1920 x 1200 here with CS5. Text and menus are
    perfect size-wise.

    On the 20" (1920 x 1080) I have things are a little small but still usable.

    How's your eye sight? ;-)

    Bigguy2010, Jul 29, 2011
  7. alan

    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Jul 29, 2011
  8. There's only one resolution you should use for any computer graphics
    program, PS or whatever.

    If it's a flat panel, then that's the 'Native' resolution. Anthing higher is
    trying to squeeze two pixels into one or three into two or ...! Net result
    is LOSS of sharpness and much more difficult use.

    If it's still a tube, then the resolution is determined by a formula based
    on the shadow mask dot pitch. from thst 'capable' resolution you then have
    to set the width and height so that one pixel falls on one triad.
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jul 30, 2011
  9. alan

    Savageduck Guest


    That was why I was curious as to what the OP thought he was going to
    achieve by setting his monitor to a "very high resolution" which has
    created problems for him.

    I notice he has yet to return to the thread he initiated.
    Savageduck, Jul 30, 2011
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