Photoshop: Image becoming pixelated when scaling down to a small size in CS5.5

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Hi. I have recently upgraded from CS3 to CS5.5. I am finding that (in Photoshop) when I scale an image down (a lot) using the Transform tool the resulting image becomes highly pixelated.
I'm sure this did not happen in Photoshop CS3.
I tried scaling down the same image in Microsoft Word - I did not get the pixelation using Word.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It's really hard to tell what the problem is with the sample image you've provided.

What is your interpolation setting? Have you tried other interpolation methods?

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Chris Cox

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And remember that the preview while using free transform is lower quality than the final result (so the preview can run faster).