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Full size tool bar icons?

Nov 26, 2012 6:24 PM

Which version of Photoshop was the first one to have full size tool bar icons?  I have CS6 and they are tiny.

 
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    Nov 26, 2012 6:37 PM   in reply to photolaksdjf

    The size of the toolbar icons hasn't really changed since Photoshop 1.0.

     

    What resolution display are you using?  The icons are designed for a 72-100 dpi display, and would show smaller on a 200 dpi display (Apple "retina" displays).

     
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    Nov 26, 2012 8:14 PM   in reply to photolaksdjf

    Again, the icon sizes have not changed.  If there is a change on your system, then something else is causing Photoshop to draw funny.

     

    No, there is no way to change the size of the icons.

     
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    Nov 26, 2012 9:50 PM   in reply to photolaksdjf

    No, and you were misinformed.

     

    CS6 has 32 and 64 bit versions for Windows - both are installed at the same time.

    And that has nothing to do with the tool icon sizes.

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 5:43 AM   in reply to photolaksdjf

    Could you be confusing Photoshop Elements with Photoshop?

     

    Most professional users wouldn't want to waste the screen space on big icons and big fonts, nor be distracted from the work by a bunch of color.

     

    BigIcons.png

     

    -Noel

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:38 AM   in reply to photolaksdjf

    As long as you use the website and not email, you attach images when preparing the text of a post by clicking the camera icon in the toolbar at top of the box you type into. See attached image.

     

    Screen shot 2012-11-27 at 19.34.11.png

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:03 PM   in reply to photolaksdjf

    >> Of the 10", the icons are crammed into 4" of it.

     

    Are you sure you don't have the toolbar set to 2 columns in one version and a single column in the other version?

     

    Normally the single column toolbar is about 9.5" tall on a 100 dpi display.

    The 2 column setting is about 5" tall on the same display.
    toolbarExpand.png

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:05 PM   in reply to photolaksdjf

    You are somehow convinced that you once saw big icons in Photoshop.

     

    You didn't.  You must be remembering wrongly.

     

    Whether the current icons are "too small' is a matter of judgment, but there is no known way to increase them, save for jimmying the display resolution.  That's almost never a good idea with an LCD display (which should always be run at its "native" resolution).

     

    Here are sceen grabs of the icons from the last several versions of Photoshop.  Click the image to see it full-sized.

     

    PsToolsIcons.png

     

    Click the little >> in the "title bar" of the panel to change it from two column view to one and vice versa.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:27 PM   in reply to photolaksdjf

    Pat you seem to be in a different reality than I am.

     

    Yours is the same size as the one I posted.

     

    YoursVsMine.png

     

    Perhaps your browser is zoomed-in.  Set it to 100%.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:06 PM   in reply to photolaksdjf

    The icons in photoshop cs6 don't have as much contrast as earlier versions, which can be harder on the eyes.

     

    Also, you can change the interface color in cs6 by going to Edit>Preferences>Interface or pressing Shift+F1 darker

    and Shift+F2 lighter. (there are four interface color options)

     
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