Photoshop will work however depending on you eye site you may have difficulty resolving the text and UI icons. Laptops with that many pixel LCD have a vert high resolution. Adobe only support high resolution User Interfaces on Mac. They need to port the Mac mods to the windows version of Photoshop. This has been a problem since the year 2000 when IBM marketed the t220 22.2" LCD display with a 204DPI resolution. Your Dell has fewer Pixels then the IBM LCD however you display resolution is higher then its 204DPI resolution. Lenovo 3200x1800 13.3 LCD resolution is 276DPI.
You can always attach an external desktop Display to your Laptop and use it for Photoshop. Manufactures do not make high resolution displays for desktop machines. All desktop displays have a much lower DPI resolution around 100DPI. Windows desktop icons and fonts were designed for a 96DPI resolution
Thanks so much JJMack for your input!
A couple of questions:
1. Are the text and icons readable with the 3200x1800 resolution? Is there any place to see a screen shot with the actual size? I wear glasses but i have pretty good vision. What do you think?
2. Is Lightroom already corrected for this issue? If so do you think PSCS6 will be corrected as well?
3. Other than the icons and text being smaller, does the rest of the program run ok on a 3200x1800 resolution monitor?
thanks again for the help. Best to you, rick
All I can offer is Try before you BUY.
I'm currently waiting for my new XPS 15.
Missing QHD+ support by Adobe is a real bummer...
Did you keep your XPS 15 or are Adobe's products completely unusable on this machine?
@Curt Y: cheers for that.
I read all the other threads and what I understand is:
Don't buy a Windows laptop with QHD+ if you use Adobe products on a daily basis.
Was hoping for the OP to post a screenshot of how tiny Photoshop's controls are on a XPS 15.
The XPS's specs are perfect for everyone who wants to process their photos whilst on the go.
There will be tears if I have to send the laptop back to Dell due to this issue...
the only workaround for now is to place an own manifest-document to your programs, to scale all up to the windows-scaling...
im using it with my Dell m3800
here a link to that with more infos:
@ADOBE please fix yopur ui soon... the hi-res Monitors are out there and used by professionals!!!
I am finding it near impossible to use CS6 or lightroom with my Lenovo 3200x1800 screen resolution. Am starting to look for alternative software for picture editing, used to use CS6 on a daily basis. Wish Adobe would listen to your plea!
Support for high res displays on Windows is available in the current version of Photoshop: CC 2014.
Thank you Chris. However, this doesn't help when one has paid the price for CS6! I can't afford now to convert to the Cloud version as well. Adobe should be including the same changes in the "offline" version of the software.
Older versions are not going to get the new features from the current version.
And what do you mean by "offline" version? Photoshop isn't a web app.
I may be mistaken, but version 14 seems to come only for the Cloud solution. I have spent a large amount on the desktop version, which now is difficult to use, now that I have upgraded to a better screen. I can't afford to throw away my original purchase, and also pay for the licence for the online Creative Cloud version of CS6.
The "cloud" version is still a desktop application, not an online app.
Thanks for clarifying Chris. So will my current licence key work on the "cloud" version if I try and make use of it? Or do I need to repurchase?
You would have to purchase a subscription to the Creative Cloud version of Photoshop to use the Creative Cloud version of Photoshop.
A CS6 license is only valid for CS6.
Thanks Chris. And that's the point that several discussions on the web cover, that it is a pity that Adobe don't see that for someone who has purchased the software up front, it would be good to have an update that allows one to use a high resolution monitor on Windows, not just on Mac.
I just downloaded and installed Photoshop 2014 update 2014.1.0 | 20140730.r.148 x64
I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro QHD+ 3200x1800 however the menu font size is still extremely small
Making the user experience very painful on my dim eye sight
How do I activate the "Support for high res displays on Windows is available in the current version of Photoshop: CC 2014. " ?
Andrew C. :-)
Have found it : PS CC 2014 | Edit | Preferences/Experimental Settings
Andrew C. :-)
This is really helpful! Exactly what I was looking for after reading 30 posts, thank you!