On my twin 19" monitors, the optimal resolution for working with Premiere Elements is about 1280x1024.
About the only disadvantage to going with extremely high resolution is that the text on the Premiere Elements interface will be very, very small.
I would like to work on one LCD monitor, 22" or 24".What does Premire Elements look like in 1920 x 1080 resolution? The graphics card I will be using is an XFX Radeon HD 5670 DDR5 with Max Digital Resolution at 2560 x 1600.
On my 17" laptop at that resolution, things are fine. Much will depend on your eyesight and viewing distance.
I run dual 21" CRT's at 1280 x 1024 and all Adobe programs are excellent on them at about 36" distance.
It's up to you what resolution you use. The program will work at just about any resolution. (Although, under 1280x960, some of the text gets truncated.)
But, as Hunt and I say, the higher the resolution, the smaller the text on the interface. So, if don't mind reading tiny text, you can run it as high a resolution as you'd like!
If you run in anything other than the LCD's native resolution your graphics card will be resampling the image. This inevitably distorts the image as pixels must be discarded to create the display. Typically this softens the image.
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