7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2019 8:12 PM by Trevor.Dennis

    screen resolution on second monitor

    rramrram Level 1

      to put it short my main monitor is 1440 as choosing a display pen tablet for my second monitor is there anything about that to keep in consideration? will be using it mostly in Adobes Photoshop, Illustrator and Premier Pro.

        • 1. Re: screen resolution on second monitor
          Sahil.Chawla Adobe Employee

          Hi Rramrram,

           

          High resolution displays and Apple's Retina displays allow more pixels to be displayed on your screen. The result is that your images display sharper; however, your images could display smaller. If this issue occurs, view your images at 200% in Photoshop (choose View > 200%)

           

          Regards,

          Sahil

          • 2. Re: screen resolution on second monitor
            rramrram Level 1

            thanks Sahil, what I mean is if I go for a 1080p Critiq 13 would I have any problem in say a Photoshop that is opened in my 1440p resolution desktop? would the unmatched resolution be a concern in any graphic medium?

            • 3. Re: screen resolution on second monitor
              Sahil.Chawla Adobe Employee

              That should not be a concern, the only difference would be the images will be a little more sharper on the desktop screen.

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              • 4. Re: screen resolution on second monitor
                JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                1440 and 1080 are a number of pixels not actually pixels density resolution.  One display displays an image that has  2560px by 1440px  the other a image that has 1920px by 1080px.   So both displays display  an image that has a 16:9 Aspect Ratio  The 2560x1440 display displays a16:9 image that more Pixels then the 1920x1080 display can display.   If both are 15" displays  both display 15" 16:9 Images.  The display have different ppi resolution.  If you display a 1920x1080 on the 2560x1440 display the image will not fill the display and it will be smaller than what you see on the 1920x1080 display.    Element in Photoshop UI will also be smaller on the 2560x1440 display then on the 1920x1080 display.

                 

                If the display have the same ppi Resolution the 2560x1440 display will be larger then the 1920x1080 display.   Photoshop UI elements will display the same size one both displays. Photoshop Window on the 2560x1440 display will be larger than the Photoshop Window one the 1920x1080 display but the  icons and text in the window will be the same size as on the 1920x1080 display.  However Photoshop's image area on the 2560x1440 display will have more Pixels in it then the Photoshop image area on the smaller 1920x1080 display.

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                • 5. Re: screen resolution on second monitor
                  rramrram Level 1

                  thanks, how about the other way around, im looking at 4k cintiq pro 16 does the photoshop opened in my 2k desktop use the extra dpi in 2nd monitor, its a stupid question by what you said it will be half the size in 2nd monitor and when zoomed in to fit the screen it'll be using the full 4k with more dpi (just want to make sure as Ive read ppl having problems of getting the full 4k capability out of Wacom 2nd monitors)

                  • 6. Re: screen resolution on second monitor
                    JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                    Your 4K 16" display has a high PPI resolution.  If you do not have windows scale it to a lower resolution Application UI elements will be very small and hard to use.  If you set  your windows scaling to 200%  Application UI elements will  look normal size.  Photoshop CC will still use your displays high resolution but will scale its UI element to your Display's Windows 200% scaling.  So your Photoshop UI will look normal size.  Photoshop will scale your image like it normally does when you zoom your image.  When you zoom your image to 100% zoom your image will be being displayed at you displays High PPI resolution your images actual pixel will be being displayed.  Your 4K 16" display resolution is around 283ppi. Like Print resolution

                    • 7. Re: screen resolution on second monitor
                      Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

                      Absolutely no problem, so long as the video card supports to the total resolution.