Just got a new laptop - has 4k (3840x2160) resolution. There are elements in jAlbum that have, I suspect, hard-coded heights in pixels, rather than a fluid or dynamic setting. Sometimes I can guess what the displayed text is, other times it is too small. Ctrl+ doesn't help, and using Win10's "compatibility troubleshooter" does not affect these elements. CHanging the resolution of the screen using the graphics adapter's utility does not help - some text gets too large, while the spacing problems and the "scrunching together" vertically of somethings remains just as mangled. I've done a small screen capture that demonstrates a couple of the areas that do not display well, or display so very small I have to use a magnifying glass to read. Perhaps there is a setting, or a .manifest file, I can use to remedy this? Has anyone else been able to run jAlbum on a 4K resolution screen without the problems I have?
Edited by: TexARC on 24-Apr-2016 14:15, added an additional example of screen text mal-display.
Thanks for reporting. That certainly looks bad. I'll bring this up with Oracle. jAlbum isn't as hard coded to pixels as it may seem, cause on HiDPI Mac screens it actually looks fine. On HiDPI Mac screens, a scaling factor of 2 is applied to all drawing operations, ensuring that you don't get those tiny icons and graphics details (See attached screenshot). I just hope Oracle will apply the same scale factor technique on HiDPI Windows screens too.
I just installed jAlbum 14 on my new laptop with resolution 3840x2160 and it is impossible to use because the characters are far too small, see enclosed screen shots.
How can I make the text readable?
That is a change to how it worked in jAlbum 13, the new font size took effect straight away which is what the help page shows.
Yeah, I thought I remembered that. I suspect that any "look and feel" changes without a re-launch are difficult to pull off - too much screen redrawing needs to be done. The font-size change probably needs a dialog box, like the L&F change.
This display problem for 4K screens is related to a Java bug that has been fixed in the upcoming Java 9. To run jAlbum properly on 4K screens, get the early Java 9 release from http://java.oracle.com, then run jAlbum via the .cmd file.