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posted by pixelbase, Jan 19, 2007 3:28 AM — 13 comments

Click on the Pixel Doubling box in Preferences > Display & Cursors to double the size of the pixels in a screen redraw (halving the resolution).

After the redraw, it restores the pixel depth.

This is very useful on large files (or photos), especially if PS is using the scratch disk.

This has no effect on the actual pixels used in your image (it only effects the preview).

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1. posted by bangera, Jan 19, 2007 9:32 AM

it really worked ... GBU ... :)

2. posted by HuseyinEs, Jan 20, 2007 12:18 AM

Thanks a lot, nice tip.

3. posted by RNIEDERM, Jan 22, 2007 8:16 PM

Thank you - I've had such a hard time working with layers, and this explained it step by step for me!

4. posted by skii_tw, Mar 13, 2007 4:56 AM

nice tip~
thank you~

5. posted by mxa, Apr 2, 2007 12:14 PM

Brilliant, Thanks!!!

6. posted by zweettooth, May 5, 2007 3:50 PM

I'm gonna try it out right away, photoshop cripples my pc with large images.

7. posted by quazzie, Sep 9, 2007 10:42 PM

Hmm, I don't see this option on PS10... shame too, since I work with very huge freakin files a lot. It's possible that I just missed the option, but I don't think so... I searched pretty thoroughly.

Anyway, thanks for the tip.

8. posted by nanny, Mar 26, 2008 8:34 PM

I have cs3 and i couldnt find it,
I was searching and searching until i found this on a website: and Adobe has removed the "Use Pixel Doubling" option completely in CS3, since no one knew what it was for anyway.
so for all the cs3 users dont bother

9. posted by moe, Apr 11, 2008 9:55 AM

Thanks Pixelbase - keep the tips coming :)

10. posted by mejmankani, May 23, 2008 4:08 PM


11. posted by surgio, Aug 6, 2008 3:40 AM

We can have photoshop bring back pixel doubling in the next version. We just need to submit it in their request form. You don't even need to own photoshop to do it. I recommend everyone contribute to the community.

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name- =wishform

12. posted by be311, Aug 14, 2008 9:59 PM

i've use this CS..but now i'm using CS3..can you tell me other way, since it not worked in CS3..thx!d

13. posted by sumppump, Jun 26, 2013 12:58 AM

this sounds cool.I will definetly have a go!thank you!

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