4 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2011 12:03 PM by fastcarsfastlenses

    What happened to the old SKINNIER film emulsion frames?

    fastcarsfastlenses

      I really liked the older film emulsion frame, now it seems you guys replaced them with a wider version. Its not as clean looking. Am I missing something here? Can you please bring back the old version?

       

      It also seems that whenever you add a frame it crops in on the image more, when originally it just added the frame. This now renders this app's borders feature worthless. Please fix!

        • 1. Re: What happened to the old SKINNIER film emulsion frames?
          bshowalt

          Thanks for contacting us about this. We have not made any recent changes to how borders are displayed or applied in Photoshop Express 2.0 compared to recent versions (for example 1.5).

           

          Which versions of Photoshop Express are you comparing?

           

          Does the image displayed below show a different border thickness than you are seeing?

           

          IMG_0693.JPG

          • 2. Re: What happened to the old SKINNIER film emulsion frames?
            fastcarsfastlenses Level 1

            No problem, the version I'm referring to is the current 2.0.730187. The photo with the frame above is normal compared to what I'm talking about, and the issue only seems to effect square images such as an image cropped to 1:1 ratio. For some reason it only happens with certain photos. I'm not sure why, but its as if PS chooses what photos to add a wider boarder on. Perhaps it only happens with the photos that I zoom in on more to get a better crop. Or even of a lower resolution possibly? Here is an example of what I'm talking about.

             

            This first image is "normal"

             

            <img>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/iMPREZiONS/IMG_4191.jpg</img>

             

            This second image I zoomed in some and cropped the image, it also has the wider frame that I'm talking about.

             

            <img>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/iMPREZiONS/IMG_4213.jpg</img>

             

            This third image is from the front camera and was cropped in considerably by PS, so much that it cut off a lot of the original photo. It also has a very wide frame compared to the first image. Pleas excuse the mustache haha.

             

            <img>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/iMPREZiONS/IMG_4231.jpg</img>

             

            I also tried adding a boarder to a square cropped screen shot and the same thing happened, it zoomed in more on the original crop I had and put a wide frame on it.

             

            Well my html didn't work, but the photos are all there!

            • 3. Re: What happened to the old SKINNIER film emulsion frames?
              bshowalt Level 1

              Thanks for providing the sample images. I think I understand what you're seeing. The border size is constant, but how how it looks in Photoshop Express can vary based on the size of the image it's applied to.

               

              In Photoshop Express, if the image is larger than the native screen resolution, the image gets down-scaled to fit onscreen. So if you have a large image and apply a border to it, the border will seem small. If you crop that same image and apply the border to it again, the border will seem larger since the image has been scaled. However, If we take these same images, download these to a computer and then view them at 100%, side by side, the border will be the same size.

               

              Here are three images viewed at 100%: One is at the original size and two have been cropped to different sizes, yet the border size remains the same.

               

              edit_and_border.jpg

               

              Here's how the same images appear in Photoshop Express on the iPhone 4:

               

              small.PNG medium.PNG large.PNG

               

              Does this explain what you're seeing?

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              • 4. Re: What happened to the old SKINNIER film emulsion frames?
                fastcarsfastlenses Level 1

                Ah, that explains it perfectly. Thank you!