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Hello, as a longtime Photoshop user, and one who is getting old, and who has poor vision, I enjoy the fact that I can enlarge the font display list to a larger size in Photoshop, so that I can see exactly what each font will look like before I actually use it.

Sadly, it appears that with Affinity Photo, this is not so. The font list on the top left side of the window is way too tiny for my poor eyes, and I see nothing in the preferences which will allow me to change it. If there is a way to make the fonts in the list larger, and I am just missing it, please let me know. On the other hand, if there is currently no way to make the font list larger, I would hope that you will consider implementing this sometime in the near future. Thank you.

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There is a default and large option in Preferences: User Interface but I doubt it will be enough for you. 


You don't say which Operating System you are using but why not take a look at a font viewer, this one supports Mac, Windows and Linux: https://fontba.se/ I'm sure there are other options like on Mac you have FontBook which can display your fonts in a paragraph.



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Hello. Thank you for your response. Yes, I am aware of that setting and have already set it to "large" hours ago. However, I think you already surmised that that is not what I am talking about. I was referring to the "Artistic Text Tool" and the list of available fonts which is displayed when you use that tool. As you may know, in Photoshop, you can adjust the size of the display list quite large, so that you can see what the fonts will actually look like in a layer. In contrast, in Affinity Photo, there is no preference -- at least I couldn't find one -- to make the display list a larger point size. They are a rather small, fixed point size so that you really can't see the beauty of each font before using it.

BTW, I am running the Affinity Photo trial on a 27" iMac running Mojave 10.14.6.

Also, using a secondary font viewer defeats the purpose. The idea is to have everything right there in front of you, and not be distracted by having to open other apps. That is in fact one reason why I don't like certain PS plugins. That is, because they open a secondary modal window on your screen, which you have to switch to in order to implement some effect.

Anyway, I would request then that the Affinity Photo developer seriously consider giving us the ability to adjust the point size in the font list. Thank you!  :)

UPDATE: Well how about that! I just discovered that if you use the "Artistic Text Tool" to create a new text layer, and then hover and scroll over the available fonts in the font list menu, the text in the text layer automatically changes to show you what it will look like as you scroll up or down the list. Even Adobe Photoshop CS6 doesn't do that. So I am impressed. I think I like Affinity Photo's font display method better than Photoshop's method, although they are both good. :)

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