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  • Using Photoshop with lower res images on super hi-res iMac

  • John Stanowski

    April 29, 2019 at 5:27 am

    I just switched from a trash bin Mac Pro and a 2k monitor to a new iMac with 5k display.

    I was loving it for a while there, until I had to work in Photoshop. Suddenly all of the 2kish images I needed to work on are tiny on the new iMac’s 5k screen.

    Has anyone else had to deal with this? I can’t see what I’m working on at 100%.

    And, I don’t want to zoom in because I want to see how the photos really look at 100% when I do sharpening.
    (A lot of what I do is for the web).

    Is there a trick to dealing with this?

    2013 Intel MacPro
    3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5
    64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC
    AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB
    Software OS X 10.14.3
    Adobe CC

  • Simon Rangerson

    April 29, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    I don’t really understand your question. You’d like to see how the image look like at 100% scale. Does this mean that if the image is, for example, 3*6 inches, 100% scale has to be 3*6 inches, and if the monitor is huge, the image will be small comparing to it…

  • John Stanowski

    April 29, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    I was using a 2k monitor before.

    I’m accustomed to seeing a 1500px wide photo almost fill the screen at 100% in Photoshop.

    Now that I am using a 5k monitor, that same photo at 100% fills only about a third of the screen.
    It’s hard to see the effects of any sharpening I do for web.

    There’s nothing I can do about this, i know. I should have thought about that before I got an iMac with a 5k display.

    But I was wondering how other deal with this, if at all.

    2013 Intel MacPro
    3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5
    64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC
    AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB
    Software OS X 10.14.3
    Adobe CC

  • John Stanowski

    April 29, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    * how “others” deal with this

    2013 Intel MacPro
    3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5
    64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC
    AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB
    Software OS X 10.14.3
    Adobe CC

  • Kalleheikki Kannisto

    April 30, 2019 at 6:53 am

    If you view it at 300% it will essentially look the same as it did on your earlier screen.

    Kalleheikki Kannisto
    Senior Graphic Designer

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