The Info panel shows the color values beneath the pointer and, depending on the tool in use, gives other useful information. The Info panel also displays a hint on using the selected tool, gives document status information, and can display 8‑bit, 16‑bit, or 32‑bit values.
The Info panel displays the following information:
Depending on the option you specify, the Info panel displays 8‑bit, 16‑bit, or 32‑bit values.
When displaying CMYK values, the Info panel displays an exclamation point next to the CMYK values if the color beneath the pointer or color sampler is out of the printable CMYK color gamut.
When a marquee tool is being used, the Info panel displays the x and y coordinates of the pointer position and the width (W) and height (H) of the marquee as you drag.
When the Crop tool or Zoom tool is being used, the Info panel displays the width (W) and height (H) of the marquee as you drag. The panel also shows the angle of rotation of the crop marquee.
When the Line tool, the Pen tool, or Gradient tool is being used, or when a selection is being moved, the Info panel displays the x and y coordinates of your starting position, the change in X (DX), the change in Y (DY), the angle (A), and the length (D) as you drag.
When a two-dimensional transformation command is being used, the Info panel displays the percentage change in width (W) and height (H), the angle of rotation (A), and the angle of horizontal skew (H) or vertical skew (V).
When any color adjustment dialog box (for example, Curves) is being used, the Info panel displays before-and-after color values for the pixels beneath the pointer and beneath color samplers.
If the Show Tool Hints option is enabled, you see hints for using the tool selected in the toolbox.
Depending on the options selected, the Info panel displays status information, such as document size, document profile, document dimensions, scratch sizes, efficiency, timing, and current tool.
The Info panel displays file information about an image and also provides feedback about the color values as you move a tool pointer over an image. Make sure the Info panel is visible in your workspace if you want to view information while dragging in the image.
Click the Info panel tab if it’s docked with other panels.
Choose Window > Info. File information about the image is displayed at the bottom of the Info panel. You can change the information displayed by clicking the triangle in the upper right corner of the panel and choosing Panel Options from the panel menu.
Choose Panel Options from the Info panel menu and specify options in the Info Panel Options dialog box.
Click an eyedropper icon and choose display options from the pop‑up menu. You can also use the pop‑up menu to specify whether the Info panel displays 8‑bit, 16‑bit, or 32‑bit values.
Click the cursor coordinates icon and choose a unit of measurement.
Displays the numeric values for the color beneath the pointer.
Displays the x and y coordinates of the pointer.
Displays the width (W) and height (H) of a marquee or shape as you drag, or the width and height of an active selection.
Displays values in the current color mode of the image.
Displays values for the output color space of the image.
Displays the color values in that color mode.
Displays the total percentage of all CMYK ink at the pointer’s current location, based on the values set in the CMYK Setup dialog box.
Displays the opacity of the current layer. This option does not apply to the background.
You can also set the readout options by clicking the eyedropper icon in the Info panel. In addition to the First Color Readout options, you can also display 8‑bit, 16‑bit, or 32‑bit values.
Displays information on the amount of data in the image. The number on the left represents the printing size of the image—approximately the size of the saved, flattened file in Adobe Photoshop format. The number on the right indicates the file’s approximate size including layers and channels.
Displays the name of the color profile used by the image.
Displays the dimensions of the image.
Displays information on the amount of RAM and the scratch disk used to process the image. The number on the left represents the amount of memory that is currently being used by the program to display all open images. The number on the right represents the total amount of RAM available for processing images.
Displays the percentage of time spent performing an operation instead of reading or writing to the scratch disk. If the value is below 100%, Photoshop is using the scratch disk and is therefore operating more slowly.
Displays the amount of time it took to complete the last operation.
Displays the name of the active tool.
Displays the scale of the document.
To change measurement units, click the crosshair icon in the Info panel and choose from the menu.
The status bar is located at the bottom of every document window and displays useful information—such as the current magnification and file size of the active image, and brief instructions for using the active tool.
You can also view copyright and authorship information that has been added to the file. This information includes standard file information and Digimarc watermarks. Photoshop automatically scans opened images for watermarks using the Digimarc Detect Watermark plug‑in. If a watermark is detected, Photoshop displays a copyright symbol in the image window’s title bar and updates the Copyright fields of the File Info dialog box.
If you have Version Cue enabled, choose from the Show submenu.
Displays the Version Cue workgroup status of your document, such as open, unmanaged, unsaved, and so forth. This option is available only if you have Version Cue enabled.
Information on the amount of data in the image.
The name of the color profile used by the image.
The dimensions of the image.
The scale of the document.
Information on the amount of RAM and the scratch disk used to process the image.
The percentage of time actually spent performing an operation instead of reading or writing to the scratch disk.
The time it took to complete the last operation.
The name of the active tool.
Option for adjusting the preview image for viewing 32‑bits-per-channel high dynamic range (HDR) images on your computer monitor. The slider is available only when the document window displays an HDR image.
Click the file information area of the status bar to display document width, height, channels, and resolution. Control-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS), to display tile width and height.