Retina Macs: Setting Proper Screen Resolution in Photoshop

If you’re using one of the new iMacs or MacBooks with Retina Display for Adobe Photoshop, you may have noticed that your images look very small when selecting, View–> Print Size.  That’s because the retina display has a MUCH higher resolution than the typical CRT or LCD monitor. Most displays have a screen resolution around 72 pixels per inch (ppi), which is far less than what you get with a retina display.

Get the fix here:

Here’s the fix for retina display users:
  1. In Photoshop, open Preferences dialog.
  2. Choose the Units & Rulers option
  3. Set the screen resolution to 220 pixels/inch.
Set the screen resolution to 220 dpi if you use a Mac with Retina Display.

Now, when you select View–> Print Size, the image will display at the proper size.


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