I'm having trouble with picking and testing colors on the image because the color palette is too small for my laptop display. Is there a way I can make color palette's window bigger?

enter image description here

Thanks, Ričards.

  • 3
    Your questions reads "color palette" but your image has an arrow pointing to the color picker, which is it you are referring to?? The image shows both the picker and the Swatches panel....
    – Scott
    Mar 7 '17 at 22:54
  • Actually.. the image shows the color picker (can not be resized) and the Stroke Options for a shape (can be resized).
    – Scott
    Mar 8 '17 at 4:13

An alternative option is to open the color panel, Window -> Color.

The panel can be size to your liking but it is not convenient to change how you pick a color (HSL, Lab, Hex, Etc). To bring that up you have to select that from dropdown (3-line icon).


Just slowly hover your mouse cursor over the panel's borders until you see a double-headed arrow, click, hold and drag. I hope this will help if you are using Photoshop CC. Because earlier versions like CS6 will not support this method.

  • 1
    Interesting.. this doesn't work in my CC2017/Mac version at all. There's no way to resize the color picker, other than reducing your monitor's resolution.
    – Scott
    Mar 7 '17 at 19:27
  • I'm using CC 2017 too and this doesn't work. i.gyazo.com/891aa15da398ac7b05bb8a5438f901cf.gif
    – Berisko
    Mar 7 '17 at 19:32
  • 1
    I think there's a bit of confusion here. That works for the Swatches panel, not for the Color Picker.
    – pbr
    Mar 7 '17 at 21:53

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.