4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2012 9:37 PM by gener7

    My images are 45% too big

    ericcartman659

      When I set the canvas size photoshop CS5 opens the images on screen approx 45% than I want them. It is the correct demensions when I print the image but when I save it as jpeg it remains too big.

       

      Can someone tell me how to solve this problem?

        • 1. Re: My images are 45% too big
          Curt Y Level 7

          Not sure what you mean.  The physical size on the screen is not the same as print size. 

           

          What you you calling size?  The actual size for resolution and file size purposes is the height and width in pixels.

          • 2. Re: My images are 45% too big
            Noel Carboni Level 8

            There is a preference where you can set the actual number of pixels per inch your display is showing, then the [Print Size] button will show the image at the proper size.

             

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            -Noel

            • 3. Re: My images are 45% too big
              Level 5

              To obtain the exact number of your true monitor resolution factor in order to input it in the dialog box shown by Noel in his post above, use the following:

               

              Courtesy of the late John Slate:

               

              John Slate - 3:08pm Jul 15, 05 PST (#7 of 10)       

               

               

              If you want to get exact about displaying print size:

               

               

              Open a new 500 pixel x 500 pixel file in Photoshop, and set it to 100% (view actual pixels) if it does not come up that way.

               

               

              Get out a ruler and measure the image on screen in inches.

               

               

              Divide 500 by the measurement.

               

               

              This is the resolution of your screen, write it down somewhere. Call it your actual monitor resolution factor.

               

              • 4. Re: My images are 45% too big
                gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                ericcartman659 wrote:

                 

                When I set the canvas size photoshop CS5 opens the images on screen approx 45% than I want them. It is the correct demensions when I print the image but when I save it as jpeg it remains too big.

                 

                Can someone tell me how to solve this problem?

                 

                On the part about saving as a jpeg,it depends which command you use.

                 

                File > Save As...  selecting "jpeg" keeps the original document printing resolution. For example 10 x 13 inches at 200 ppi

                 

                File > Save for Web selecting "jpeg" would set the resolution to 72 ppi which would change the printed document size to 25 x 36 inches

                 

                Solution: Use File > Save As... to keep your jpeg's resolution the same as your original document.