Photoshop: "Place" feature doesn't perectly align newly inserted image

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Hi, my problem is that the "Place" feature, which allows dragging an image from the hard drive onto one that's already open in Photoshop, never seems to get the alignment right. In the example below, the alignment is off by 1px in the vertical plane. With actual images from my camera, usually it's 3px in either the X or Y direction.

Here's the steps I used to reproduce the problem:

1. Create an image in MS Paint. The default size was a white image of size 767x491. Save it as PNG. Open it in Photoshop.

2. Go back to MS Paint, use the bucket fill to paint the image black, save as PNG under a new filename. Drag the image into Photoshop on top of the current image.

3. At the top left corner of Photoshop, choose the top left point inside the 3x3 square of Reference Points. This reveals that the Y position is 1px, meaning that the second (black) image is translated by 1px with respect to the first (white) image. There is a noticeable 1px white bar at the top now and the last pixel row of the black image is being clipped.

Useful info: I'm using Photoshop 13.0.1 64bit (CS6) on Windows 7 Pro SP1 64bit.
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