17 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2013 6:41 AM by JJMack RSS

    Strange happenings with my Fonts

    JoeDavisSea

      A real mystery. If I'm creating a batch "text" for a number of files the strangest thing happens. I have to change 10 files all with the same or very close to the same pixel size. In this case 1024Lx . I want to insert a "copyright" text across the image. I create the action, that includes: text, text size of18pts and opacity. and then batch. The resulting font sizes are very unenven. They are all show up in the individual files as  18 pt but some are invisiblley small some are gigantically large and some are just right. And my name's not Goldilocks.

       

      I've tried this on PS3 and PS6 with the same results.

       

      Any suggestions on getting this to work correctly.

       

      Thanks!

      Davis

        • 1. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
          c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

          What are the images’ resolutions (Image > Image Size)?

          • 2. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
            JoeDavisSea Community Member

            Long side 1024pixels. They're all in the 2.5-3 meg range.  Thank you for responding and curious why you would ask. ~D

            • 3. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
              c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

              I did not ask for their width but their resolution.

              • 4. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                JoeDavisSea Community Member

                I'm sorry but I have always defined resolution as total pixels defined by HxW. In this case they're 1024 High or Long by varying widths. The widths vary between 750 and 1024. My photos are rectangle to square. Additionally they are, as I mentioned, generally between 2.5 and 3 megs in size.

                 

                I do appreciate you trying to help but if you could explain what you mean by "resolution" it would be helpful.


                Thank you,

                • 5. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                  c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

                  In the Image Size dialog there is a fied called »Resolution«.

                  It defines which physical dimensions are intended to result from given pixel dimensions.

                  That’s what I mean by »resolution« – and I think I am not alone in this.

                  • 6. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                    JoeDavisSea Community Member

                    Dear Sir,

                     

                    Respectfully, you are correct that there is a "resolution" in the image file and as one changes the file dimensions H/W the "resolution" changes, Example. a 4"x5" image may have a "200dpi"RESOLUTION". If one changes the size to say 8"x10" the RESOULTION changes to 100dpi. However, the file size remains the same as measured in  pixels by Ht x Width. THIS box is just above the one you indicated.

                     

                    Regardless, I believe I asked a simple question and provided enuf info for a knowledgable person to answer, which it seems you are not.

                     

                    And I have not desire to get into a "I'm right; you're right" match here.

                     

                    No need to reply.

                    • 7. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                      c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

                      You seem to be missing the point.

                      In Photoshop a text of a certain size in pt will differ in pixels size depending on the resolution of the file.

                      • 8. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                        c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

                        Also you never actually bothered to answer my question from post 1.

                         

                        Edit: Instead of expounding my theory about why something does not function as expected for someone else I often like to inquire about factors I suspect to be the likely trip-ups.

                        Having their attention directed to those sometimes gives the OPs an opportunity to figure issues out for themselves.

                        • 9. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                          MW Design Community Member

                          I believe Cliff's point is that an image of the dimension you say your images are at, has a resolution setting. That resolution setting affects how text at a given point size is displayed in the file. 72 point text in a 96 dpi file is a different size relationally than 72 point text in a 300 dpi file.

                           

                          Mike

                          • 10. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                            c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

                            as one changes the file dimensions H/W the "resolution" changes, Example. a 4"x5" image may have a "200dpi"RESOLUTION". If one changes the size to say 8"x10" the RESOULTION changes to 100dpi. However, the file size remains the same as measured in  pixels by Ht x Width. THIS box is just above the one you indicated.

                            Could you have missed the importance of the »Resample Image« checkbox in the Image Size dialog?

                            • 11. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                              JoeDavisSea Community Member

                              Cliff, I find that to be a pompous attitude. It seems to me you think you are some sort of "teacher" that I've sought out. Had we both agreed that you were my insructor, it would prove acceptable to use a didactic approach. Instead you served up oblique questions that are not fully thought out.

                               

                              By the way, this is actually my first time on this forum so I have no idea what an "OP" is and I don't have the time nor inclination to be some acolyte to an anonmyous person that thinks he/she is my Yoda.

                               

                              Unfornunately you have provided no answer only bread crumbs that may or may not lead anywhere fruitful. And I choose not to follow you crumbs.

                               

                              Read MIke's response you could learn a few things. Clear to the point no power tripping.

                              • 12. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                                JoeDavisSea Community Member

                                thank you that's very clear. Cliff should take a few lessons from you. I'm a very busy working pro and I'll be signing off this forum. You are very thoughtful. Many thanks

                                • 13. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                                  c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

                                  My name is not Cliff.

                                  OP stands for »original poster« here.

                                   

                                  As you assigned your own post the correct answer tag the issue has been resolved?

                                   

                                  As for pomposity let’s consider your post 6:

                                  Dear Sir,

                                  That’s more formal than necessary for this Forum but polite.

                                  Respectfully, you are correct that there is a "resolution" in the image file and as one changes the file dimensions H/W the "resolution" changes, Example. a 4"x5" image may have a "200dpi"RESOLUTION". If one changes the size to say 8"x10" the RESOULTION changes to 100dpi. However, the file size remains the same as measured in  pixels by Ht x Width. THIS box is just above the one you indicated.

                                  That’s basically a unrelated observation that you do not even seem to fully represent, after all changing the Size will not affect the resolution unless one chooses certain settings.

                                  Regardless, I believe I asked a simple question and provided enuf info for a knowledgable person to answer,

                                  As you never bothered to answer a straightforward question from post 1 the complaint seems curious.

                                  which it seems you are not.

                                  The conclusion regarding my knowledge with regard to Photoshop appears to be based on insufficient data, possibly an assumption that what you do not understand must lack significance.

                                  Also it sounds somewhat like an insult.

                                  And I have not desire to get into a "I'm right; you're right" match here.

                                  How would you argue that you are right when you seem to be less than perfectly willing to even use the proper terminology or provide requested information?

                                  No need to reply.

                                  So you prefer people who have been trying to help not to react to what may well be interpreted as insults?

                                  • 14. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                                    MW Design Community Member

                                    @c.pfaffenbichler,

                                     

                                    My mistake in using the name, Cliff. OP just used what I wrote.

                                     

                                    Mike

                                    • 15. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                                      c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

                                      No problem. (Edit: I meant the name issue is no problem, other problems have arisen in this thread, though.)

                                      If I remember correctly I could not use my full name when I registered my current Adobe ID, therefore the abbreviation.

                                      • 16. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                                        c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

                                        I'll be signing off this forum.

                                        It would seem regrettable if you were to give up on this Forum because you and me don’t see eye-to-eye on matters of manners and behaviour.

                                        I do not intend to interfere with your possible future threads (provided I remember your screen name) so I encourage you to continue using this Forum.

                                        Good luck!

                                        • 17. Re: Strange happenings with my Fonts
                                          JJMack MVP

                                          JoeDavisSea

                                           

                                          Photoshop is a complex program and it takes time to acquire the knowledge to use it well.  While action are easy to record you need some knowledge skill and practice to record an action the will well on any document. 

                                           

                                          Dealing with size is not easy in actions. Size can be handled better using Photoshop Scripting. However scrpting is not easy.   So I put together a little package on crafting actions which include my take on dealing with image size.

                                           

                                          The package also includes a dozen scripts I wrote to be use in actions to help action do some thing they can not do on their own.