Photoshop: Small gap / white line show up where two or more objects line up when you zoom out

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A small gap appears between two or more objects that are actually touching when you zoom out - but when you zoom in it disappears - very annoying.
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Justin Suazo

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are the gaps visible at 100%?

What is the source of the tiles? Are they abutting layers? Smart Objects? Rasterized PDF/AI content?
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Justin Suazo

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gaps are not visible at 100% - they are not smart objects or rasterized pdf - regular layers - would happen if i created shapes - happends to any content that I line up next to each other and then zoom out
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There was a similar problem a few years ago with art imported from Illustrator. The thin white line would be visible at 100% and would be visible in printed output. Since you don't see the line at 100%, I suspect it is unrelated to that issue.
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This is because PS renders all layers seperately and if you zoom out then all pixel-perfect layers are interpreted as halfpixel on edges. You can see it with rectangle shapes also
50% zoom: http://sklad.bereza.cz/00-jarda/00_screenshot/2016-10-16_001748.jpg 
66,66% zoom http://sklad.bereza.cz/00-jarda/00_screenshot/2016-10-16_001812.jpg
(align edges must be turn off)

Workaround would be wrap all into smartobject, work inside smart object hit ctrl+s and switch to parent document for preview. Smart object has merged bitmap which is taken from 100% zoom inside child document. And because is merged then it's rendered as single layer.