Photoshop CS4: Free transform, issues with sharpness

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when I copy and paste a photo into a template, then free transform it to fit the template it becomes blurry. if I make the photo the size of the template before I cut and paste the photo into the template (cutting out the free transform process) it is significantly clearer. free transforming seems to make the document not as sharp as the resize way
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Which version of Photoshop are you using?

Yes, resampling something usually does result in some loss of sharpness.
But it sounds like this is something excessive, which probably means you're using the wrong kernel / resampling algorithm.
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In that case, check your preferences for the currently selected resampling algorithm, and make sure it's the one you want...