moving image into other image question

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Big V
Jul 22, 2004
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I’m trying to drag 2- 4×6" images (300dpi) into 1-8×12" (300dpi). Trouble is when I drag them in they appear much larger than 4×6, making me have to transform them to correct size. Yes, I’m working at 100% size on both source and destination images. Seems like it shouldn’t be this hard to accomplish. Am I missing something?
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JJS
Jul 22, 2004
"Big V" wrote in message
I’m trying to drag 2- 4×6" images (300dpi) into 1-8×12" (300dpi). Trouble is when I drag them in they appear much larger than 4×6, making me have
to
transform them to correct size. Yes, I’m working at 100% size on both source and destination images. Seems like it shouldn’t be this hard to accomplish. Am I missing something?

Rather than "dpi", avoid misunderstanding by looking at the actual pixel dimensions. See Image -> Image Size. Does that help?
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iehsmith
Jul 22, 2004
On 7/22/04 11:57 AM, Big V uttered:

I’m trying to drag 2- 4×6" images (300dpi) into 1-8×12" (300dpi). Trouble is when I drag them in they appear much larger than 4×6, making me have to transform them to correct size. Yes, I’m working at 100% size on both source and destination images. Seems like it shouldn’t be this hard to accomplish. Am I missing something?

I’ve tried this and I get a small size shift too. (I had forgotten why I rarely drag between ps docs;) I think somehow it may be trimming some portion off by where it’s dropped. You should get perfect result from copy/paste though.

I just experimented and found that if I drag them to an oversized document, then align them and trim the document, I get perfect results; but copy/paste is much easier.

inez
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tacitr
Jul 23, 2004
I’m trying to drag 2- 4×6" images (300dpi) into 1-8×12" (300dpi). Trouble is when I drag them in they appear much larger than 4×6, making me have to transform them to correct size.

Are you SURE that every image is the same resolution? If one image is 300 pixels per inch and one is 200 pixels per inch, the sizes won’t match when you drag one into the other.


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tacitr
Jul 23, 2004
I’ve tried this and I get a small size shift too.

I;ve done this in every version of Photoshop that supports drag and drop, and have never seen any size shift unless the source and destination are not the same resolution.

You should get perfect result from
copy/paste though.

The results from copy-paste are identical to those from dragging.


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iehsmith
Jul 24, 2004
On 7/23/04 10:37 AM, Tacit uttered:

I’ve tried this and I get a small size shift too.

I;ve done this in every version of Photoshop that supports drag and drop, and have never seen any size shift unless the source and destination are not the same resolution.

You should get perfect result from
copy/paste though.

The results from copy-paste are identical to those from dragging.

I’m wondering if, in my case, it might have been a memory thing. Today I’ve gotten both results at different times. This is with the simplest of tests, make two docs, 200px X 200px, 72dpi, fill one with one color, the other with another color, then make a new doc 200px X 400px and drag the other 2 into it. Simple. But sometimes it worked, and sometimes not. I think in my case it might be a memory thing.. how many apps I happen to have open and my Macs been on without restart?…

BTW, I’m still in PS6.0.1. It’s my habit to copy/paste anyway, since I’m usually copying merged. But this does seem odd behavior. I do have memory issues frequently though… and so does my Mac;)

inez
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Big V
Jul 26, 2004
"jjs" wrote in message
"Big V" wrote in message
I’m trying to drag 2- 4×6" images (300dpi) into 1-8×12" (300dpi).
Trouble
is when I drag them in they appear much larger than 4×6, making me have
to
transform them to correct size. Yes, I’m working at 100% size on both source and destination images. Seems like it shouldn’t be this hard to accomplish. Am I missing something?

Rather than "dpi", avoid misunderstanding by looking at the actual pixel dimensions. See Image -> Image Size. Does that help?

Don’t know what it is… dpi changes to other than 300 after I drag it in or copy/paste. I’ll keep trying your suggestions though,. thanks.
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tacitr
Jul 26, 2004
Don’t know what it is… dpi changes to other than 300 after I drag it in or
copy/paste.

That means the image you are dragging it into or copy/pasting it into isn’t 300 pixels per inch.

If the source and destination are the same resolution, then the image will go across at the same physical size. If the source and destination are not the same resolution, then it won’t. Pretty simple, really.


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