Tuesday, May 5, 2015

3ds Max and Photoshop UI scaling issue resolved for 4k Resolution / High Resolution Display (Dell XPS 15, windows 8.1)


Almost every software has compatibility with high resolution display but for 4K (3200 x 1800) display 3ds max and Photoshop UI elements do not scale. Many of us has encountered this issue in 3ds Max and Photoshop CS 5/6 . The UI of 3DS max gets frozen, fixed and optimized for small text and icons. The text and icons becomes so Tiny that it becomes useless. This problem occurs due to the incompatibility of UI Scaling with higher resolution. Autodesk 3DS max and Photoshop both are optimized for 2048 x 115 or lower resolution ,This problem has occurred in dell XPS 15 which has 3200 x 1800 resolution. 


To resolve this issue, follow the following steps.

Step 1:
Update your windows version 8.1 and restart your computer/Laptop..

Step 2: 

Right Click on the desktop and Open Graphics Properties

Step 3:

Open your native HD Graphics Card Panel and Click on Display

Step 4:

  • Choose Display Settings
  • Choose 2048 x 115 or lower resolution (according to your display) Instead of 3200 x 1800.

Step 5:

After setting Display Resoulution in Display settings, Apply Changes.

Step 6:

Right Click on Desktop and Open Screen Resolution Panel.

Step 7:

  • Choose "make text and other items smaller and larger"
  • Choose Larger on scale in "Display" Panel and Apply Changes.

Step 8:

Restart your Computer/Laptop.

Step 9:

Test your settings by openning both 3DS max and Photoshop. Both UI would be resonably scaled according to the screen size.

Following were the results of these Settings on 3ds Max and Adobe Photoshop CS 6.