Viewing Photoshop CS6 in “Low Resolution” on a Retina Display

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To make Photoshop CS6 behave like a non-retina application, select the Photoshop application in the Finder and choose File > Get Info. If you have a Retina display, under General, there will be an option to “Open in Low Resolution”. This probably isn’t something that most people will do, but I used it when demonstrating Photoshop last week.

You will only have Retina support if you have downloaded the update to Photoshop CS6. Here’s how to get the update:

1. In Photoshop, choose Help > Updates.

2. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CS6 and choose Update.

How to confirm that the Update worked

1. In Photoshop, choose Help > About Photoshop (Win), or Photoshop > About Photoshop (Mac)

2. For Mac perpetual customers, the version at the top should be Version: 13.0.3

3. For Win/Mac Creative Cloud members, the version at the top should be Version: 13.1.1



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Posted on 01-22-2013


  • By chana messer - 8:22 AM on January 22, 2013  

    this is very helpful, few people asked me about it…now I know the answer! thanks!

  • By Matt Kennedy - 3:09 PM on February 2, 2013  

    I have followed your instructions on how to open cs6 in low resolution on my retina display. Under general info I do not have the option to “open in low res”. I am using CS6 13.0.4. What are my other options to do this or am I missing something?