Q. What did I do wrong? When I open an image it’s tiny and in the corner of the interface!

A. The last Windows update caused an issue in Photoshop Elements.  If you use floating documents when you open an image it’s tiny and located in the upper left corner!
Update: I’m happy to report this issue is resolved in PSE2019.

 

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There are two ways to deal with this.

  1. If you want to continue using floating documents use Ctrl + 0 to automatically enlarge the image & place it on the workspace.
  2. This is not an issue if you don’t allow floating documents.  To change this setting go to Edit> Prefences> General.

 

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