Alexander / Aebian

Alexander / Aebian

December 15th at 4:14pm
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Photoshop on 4k displays with proper Resolution


Don't use Photoshop CC? Want to have a proper resolution for your e.g. Photoshop CS5 copy? Here is how!

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Greetings folks,

I'm using the CS5 Creative Suite Design Premium and therefore have Photoshop in Version 5 which is pretty old.
For those who are working with 4k displays you probably notice that the UI resolution on older versions of Photoshop is bad.
CS5 works well for me and I would like to be able to still use it on a 4k display.

So here come's the trick how to accomplish it. You need the Registry Editor (regedit) and a text editor (Sublime Text 3 e.g.)
Open the Registry Editor and go to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide

On the right side right-click into the empty field and say New >> DWORD (32-Bit) Value

Then name it PreferExternalManifest and set its value to 1


Once this has been completed open up your editor and copy the code from below.

Save this as Photoshop.exe.manifest to your installation of Adobe Photoshop. Mine for example is: P:\Programs\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\.
Once done restart Photoshop to see the changes. If there are none then you need to restart your PC once.

Thats it.

Over and Out,

Aebian