9 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2014 5:15 PM by station_two

# Resizing problem in photoshop

I have a question. I have a 300Dpi- 8X10 image. I want to change it to 5X7. I go image>imagesize and switch the width to 5. Why does my height go to 6.5? I have tried this on two different Macs and my instructor at college tried it. She said she never noticed it. 5 is 3 less than 8, which would make 7 being 3 less than 10. Where does 6.5 come from?

• ###### 1. Re: Resizing problem in photoshop

Good point - I am seeing the same thing as well.

Darrell

• ###### 2. Re: Resizing problem in photoshop

Because it's keeping the Aspect Ratio. Just think about it.

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An MVP doesn't understand aspect ratios?   ??? !!

• ###### 4. Re: Resizing problem in photoshop

8 x 10 has an aspect ratio of 8:10 = 0.8.

Apply that ratio to 10", and you get 8".

5 x 7 has an aspect ratio of 5:7 =  0.71428571428571, an entirely different animal.  You can't fit a round peg into a square hole: different geometry.

• ###### 5. Re: Resizing problem in photoshop

If you absolutely want to end up at 5x7, you would double click the chain links symbol, and your image will fit but will be awfully distorted, squished.

To end up with an undistorted 5x7 image you will have to crop the image to a 5x7 ratio with the tool crop in Photoshop, discarding pixels, or else make the whole image fit in a 5x7 rectangle and put up with white bands along two parallel sides of your image,

• ###### 6. Re: Resizing problem in photoshop

Click the 'Link' icon in the Image Size dialog to constrain aspect ratio.

Darrell

• ###### 7. Re: Resizing problem in photoshop

Darrekk,

In this case he would have to UNLINK that ixcon so as to have a non-constrained aspect ratio.

What he has now and complaining about are the effects of  constrained aspect ratio.

• ###### 8. Re: Resizing problem in photoshop

Erm ya I do understand aspect ration, station_two, but my eyes failed to pick up the fact that the link icon active and inactive state.

And its friday - so there

Darrell

• ###### 9. Re: Resizing problem in photoshop

heathrowe wrote:

Erm ya I do understand aspect ration

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