Permanently change Canvas Size to Pixels not Inches???

MK
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Michael K
Jul 10, 2007
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I discovered the "jerry-rig" way to add a 5 pixel border on images I mistakenly thought were bordered (via RoboHelp-to-Word, believe it or not), but I have a few dozen of them to go, and my wrist is aching from all this silly clicking…

Something so simple as a "default adjustment for user preferences" or whatever would be nice.

Anyone have a solution, workaround or idea?

Did a search, nothing showed up under "border" or "canvas size"

Thanks!

MRK

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JJ
John_Joslin
Jul 10, 2007
Use Image > Canvas size.

Tick the "Relative" box; change the units to pixels, and put 5 in each.

Select the colour you want. Click OK.

If you make it an action, you can run it on a whole folder of images using File > Automate batch.
MK
Michael_K
Jul 10, 2007
OK – I know HOW to do it, I want it to STAY set to pixels, NOT inches PERMANENTLY.

As for Batch, I don’t see the "Canvas Size" as an option.

Thanks – but any additional suggestions?

MRK
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Bernie
Jul 10, 2007
hum,

Preferences -> Units and Ruler ?
JJ
John_Joslin
Jul 10, 2007
I give up.
C
chrisjbirchall
Jul 11, 2007
Michael. John has offered you a much better way of automating your task. Look up "actions" and "batch commands" in the Help Menu.

As for changing the ruler units, you can either do as Cyb suggested and change it via Preferences, or you can hit Ctrl+R to show the rulers then right-click them to alter the defaul units directly.
MK
Michael_K
Jul 12, 2007
CN & CJ

Thanks!
Preferences did it for me and Batching – that’s old DOS stuff to me!

I know I can RTFM, but sometimes a few experts just make life simpler!

(Of course I also just found out that Irfanview can add a Canvas border too…)

Thanks again!

MRK
JH
Jerry_Hoffmann
Jul 13, 2007
Check out ProCanvas and see if this will work for you.
Use it in an action and also have it in a function key.

It’s in the Photoshop area at:
<http://user.fundy.net/morris/>

jerry

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