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82 Points

Fri, Mar 20, 2020 9:07 AM

Photoshop: Make (metric) measurements exact, without automatically adding/removing micrometers

I've been dealing with this problem ever since I've been using Photoshop, bot today is the day of reckoning I guess. I need my Photoshop to use these exact measurements. And I mean exactly, computer-precisely, these measurements: 283 millimeters by 195 millimeters. Photoshop flat out refuses these measurements, automatically changing them to 283,04 x 194,99 mm. Now it may not seem like much, but it's a big difference relatively speaking! Besides, we are working with computers here. I need exact measurements, not Photoshop's take on what a millimeter is or isn't.

Can this be fixed? Have I simply be doing something wrong all this time, or is this seriously the way Photoshop works? If so, can it be fixed?

Looking forward to any sort of reaction!

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2 Messages

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82 Points

1 y ago

Note that I've been using Photoshop for a little over 10 years now and this has always been a thing (although has never been an issue before). So I've experienced this on tons of devices with tons of different versions.

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15.3K Points

1 y ago

No, it can't. Pixels cannot be divided. You can only use higher resolution for higher precision which means more pixels in the same area.

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18.2K Points

1 y ago

Use illustrator or InDesign for linear dimensions. Photoshop works in pixels.