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Mon, Nov 12, 2012 12:12 PM

Photoshop: CS6 keeps resizing my images when I drag them in or place them...

When I drag an image from the desktop onto the canvas, Photoshop keeps upscaling it. I'm not talking about the 'Resize image during place' check box in preferences. I know what that does and I have tried it with and without.

Photoshop seems to consistently make my images 30% bigger. I have to set the scaling to roughly 75% to get them back to their original size.

If I open the image using Photoshop then it is fine but I can't place it or drag it in.

This is driving me crazy. I have searched the web but can't find anything.

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9 y ago

It sounds to me like your images are maybe mismatched in terms of resolution.

What is the resolution and dimensions in pixels of the file that's open in Photoshop? What is the resolution and dimensions in pixels of the file that you're dragging in from the finder/desktop?

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9 y ago

Hi Jeffrey

The PS file is 1200 x 800. The image I'm dragging in is 900 x 50. To give you an idea of the size change, when I drag it in, it's wider than the Photoshop file.

If I open the same 900 x 50 image as a separate file in PS using the 'open' command in the menu it is the correct size. I can then unlock the layer and drag it to the other photoshop file (the 1200 x 800 one) and it is the correct size.

So its just when I drag straight from the Finder (on mac) or use the 'Place' command it does this resize thing.

Hope that makes sense.

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Thanks. And what is the resolution in PPI of each file? Is it the same?

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For some reason I never thought to check that as I've never changed or needed to change it unless I was doing print work and making it 300dpi in which case it was obvious.

After checking, for some strange reason the photoshop file was indeed 96ppi which explains the problem.

I set it back to 72ppi without resampling and it's all working great.

Silly me. Everyday's a school day.

Thanks for helping me out.

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No prob. Yeah. Good ol' resolution. Doin' the right thing, but confusing users since 1991.

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Thank you very much it works

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1 y ago

The place should place in one's image, not a different image.   The place should work like copy past, Duplicate layer between document,  Like dragging layers between document.  Place degrades images.  "Place" does not look at file content and document content to match the scale of the content.   "Print resolution" has to do with the size the users want to print an image. It not about image size. Changing the Print Resolution does not change the image size or file size it changes the print size.  Place has a problem it degrades images if does not correct image size issues.

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1 y ago

Resolution problem. If you drag a 300 ppi into a 72, for example, it will come in much larger, but pixilate when you resize. If you drag a 72 into a 300, it will come in tiny and pixilate when you resize. first, make sure you have the same ppi on each image, then drag. 

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7 m ago

I have this problem as well... I drag a layer from one file onto another and the layer is smaller than it's dimensions. The res is the same on both documents. This never happened on my older version and I cannot figure out how to overcome it.