7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2012 7:19 AM by jace41

    .075 Glitch (CS3)?


      I'm working on a comic book, which the publisher made it clear that it must be set at 6.875 width.  PS for some reasons shift the document to 6.877 instead of 6.875 and I've tried everything from Image Size, Canvas Size, Crop, etc to no avail.  After further experiments, it seems that PS really doesn't like .075 (and even had the same problem with Illustrator and its export).  Is there a glitch of this issue in PS and Illustrator?  Any advice/remedy??

        • 1. Re: .075 Glitch (CS3)?
          D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          It's rounding off to the nearest full pixel, that's why it doesn't like .075.


          (assuming 6.875 is inches).

          • 2. Re: .075 Glitch (CS3)?
            Wade_Zimmerman Level 7

            It seems to be this way in CS% as well but I found a work around. Now this will at first sound like something you tried but which did not work but it does work.


            Select the Crop tool and then set thw width in the control panel to 6.875 and crop the image from left to right. Now look at the image size dialog and you will see you have a 6.875 document.


            I do not know why this works and any other wy does not. But it works.

            • 3. Re: .075 Glitch (CS3)?
              Wade_Zimmerman Level 7

              D. Fosse


              It does not appear to be doing so. It seems to be a bug.


              Setting the crop tool to a specific width does seem to correct this at least for that specific file.

              • 4. Re: .075 Glitch (CS3)?
                Level 7

                At 300 dpi (which I'm guessing you're using):

                2062 pixels is 6.873 inches

                2063 pixels is 6.877 inches


                Since you can't have a fraction of a pixel, you can't get exactly 6.875 inches at precisely 300dpi.

                You could change the resolution slightly, or go up to the next whole number of pixels: 2063 = 6.877 inches.

                • 5. Re: .075 Glitch (CS3)?
                  D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  OK. I just ran a quick check at 300 ppi.


                  At 2063 pixels, you get 6.877.

                  At 2062 pixels, you get 6.873.

                  At 2064 pixels, you get 6.880.


                  So assuming this is correct (haven't done the math), you'd end up with 2062,5 pixels.


                  But at other resolutions the numbers could match up better.


                  Edit: cross-post (obviously).

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                  • 6. Re: .075 Glitch (CS3)?
                    Noel Carboni Level 8

                    Wade, in your Crop Tool settings, are you specifying a different ppi value?  You could end up getting resampling that way, and so it may be that you can get an exact 6.875 inches.


                    Question for the original poster:  If it's important to be able to achieve 6.875 exactly (to the 1/1000th inch in accuracy), why not use 1000 ppi?



                    • 7. Re: .075 Glitch (CS3)?
                      jace41 Level 1

                      Noel, yeah, I could get 6.875 at 400ppi, 1000ppi, etc.  Still the publisher wants it to be 300ppi, not higher, so I guess I'll have to ask 'em if they're sticker for this 6.875 or willing to accept 6.877 instead.