ELEMENT 12: dimensions not staying fixed when dragging one file into another

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When dragging one file onto another file with a much larger canvas, the dimension of the file I'm dragging are not staying fixed? Once I drag and release to create a new layer, the dimension are blowing up? Please help
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Mark Rykovich

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Posted 4 years ago

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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using?
Which version?
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Mark Rykovich

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Photoshop elements 12, expert setting (I've used expert setting for years, but the newer version is throwing me off)
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tom labbe

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Be sure that the resolution of the new image is the same as that of the original and you should have no problem.
(image/resize/image size/resolution)
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Chris Cox

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Are you dragging a file (placing), or dragging layers between documents?
Are both documents at the same resolution?
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This is a new (and debatable) feature.
If you drag an image from the photo bin to another image in the workspace, the dragged photo is enlarged to fit the destination image.
Advantages :
- no loss of quality when you resize the layer on the background
- if the dragged photo is much bigger than the canvas, you don't have the previous problem of finding the out of picture handles to make the dragged photo smaller.
- you don't bother about the resolution of your files to composite. You just have to resize visually every time.

If you want the size of the dragged photo to be unchanged, don't drag from the photo bin. Have your photos side by side in the workspace (allow floating windows...) and drag layers from one to another.
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Hey that worked! Great help Michel.
Even tho my question was difficult to explain and interpret, this 'floating windows' feature will have to work.