Photoshop: Why does Photoshop CS5 not place graphic from Illustrator at true size above 72dpi?

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After working in CS5 for a long time, copying something from Illustrator and placing it in a new Photoshop CS5 has recently changed for no apparent reason - it now does not recognise and place at true size ABOVE 72dpi.

EXAMPLE. I copy a 320x480 pixel box from Illustrator and create a new document in Photoshop. I ensure the resolution is set at 150dpi (i ensure it was previously set at 150dpi). However photoshop wants to paste it at 667x1000 at 150dpi. Even if i change the new document dimensions to 320x480 pixel this means the image i place comes in larger at 667x1000. (exceeding the document size)

Therefore - It only recognises 320x480 pixels if my resolution is set to 72dpi
and this means i can never place something from Illustrator at true size larger than 72dpi. Making working impossible.

Is there a preferences i have overlooked? What would suddenly cause this change in behavior when copying and pasting a graphic?

NOTE - Before this issue above happened, if i placed something in a photoshop document it would never exceed the document size. Instead it would restrict it within the height and width. Example: if you copy a 1 metre image from Illustrator and try and place it within a 2cm photoshop document it will automatically downsize/restrict it to 2cms and not exceed the document size.

I am using Mac OSX 10.5.8

Things i have tried the following so far
1. Compared designer friends preferences
2. Deleted preferences
3. Reinstalled both Illustrator and Photoshop
4. Replaced with older time machine backup

Nothing has corrected this issue
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Melonie Ryan

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