Monday, November 13, 2017

A fix for Lightroom's scaling on high-density displays

I brought a Microsoft Surface Book laptop a couple months ago. I love the machine! However, the 3000x2000 display causes most apps to be really small. Way too small for me to use.

Fortunately the Display settings has an option to scale the display and I have it set to 200%. It works wonderfully - except with Lightroom. Lightroom does something crazy and scales itself to be really large. So large that some of the labels in dialogs don't render correctly.

I've spent all this time looking for a resolution and tonight I finally found it on

On the properties of the shortcut, under the Compatibility tab, I selected Override high DPI scaling and set the Scaling performed by option to System