setting the view size to the actual print size

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Diane_Long
Mar 12, 2007
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Hi,

A couple of years ago, there was an tutorial in the Photoshop magazine which showed you how to set up your computer screen to view your photo at actual printing sizes. It started out with a new document set to 1 inch. You had to do some measuring and some mulitplying to get a new number that showed up in the image size menu. Once you did this operation, your photo would show up as the actual printable size (for whatever size that you had chosen) when you clicked on the magnifying glass. I have lost my article and was hoping that someone would be able to give me the directions. I have photoshop 7, but I don’t think that the article was version specific. Thanks for any help.

Diane 🙂
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Phosphor
Mar 12, 2007
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John-Pierre_Hannam
Mar 12, 2007
Phos,

Thanks … that’s pretty cool.

Curiously, my Dell flat screen at work measures out at 68.4 (LESS than even 72). Gonna try it out on my Mitsubishi CRT when I get home.

Jake
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Bob Levine
Mar 12, 2007
Make sure that any LCD is running at native resolution.

Bob
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Diane_Long
Mar 14, 2007
Phos,

Thank you so much for the link to the article. That was the very one that I was talking about. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out with my question!

Thanks again, Diane 🙂
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Phosphor
Mar 15, 2007
Aw shucks…t’weren’t nuthin’!

Time? What time? Look how many minutes elapsed between your original post and my first reply. XD

Shortly after I first read it in Photoshop User magazine I went online, found Ben’s article and bookmarked it. I’d never run across anything like that tip before, so it was a keeper.

🙂

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