How to register the workstation's pixel dimmensions?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by otto, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. otto

    otto Guest


    Does anyone know how/where am I meant to register my monitor's pixel
    dimmensions to support the render-sized preview (i.e. "Print Size")?

    The advertised "Print Size" preview feature is very important to me as
    it (potentially) avoids a lot of surprises and wasted time. However,
    despite extensive searching I have not yet discovered anywhere to
    register my monitor's (non-square) pixel dimensions.

    I am currently working around this by setting the Screen Resolution in
    the Units & Rulers / New Document dialogue (!) to the nearest
    approximate size (96 ppi as it happens) and then jamming my display's H
    & V controls hard over to force it to produce exactly 96 square pixels
    / inch! This is very unsatisfactory abuse of the monitor.
    P.S. Anyone from adobe lurking here?
    otto, Dec 17, 2004
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  2. otto

    WharfRat Guest

    File > New
    Set width to 1 inch and resolution to 72 ppi
    Show rulers
    Hold your ruler to the screen
    and adjust the percentage setting in the lower left
    until the onscreen ruler matches your real one.
    (Say you end up with 173%)
    Multiply your percentage by 72
    -- That is the resolution of your screen.
    Double check it -
    New document 1 inch wide at resolution of 124.56
    Select Actual pixels
    If it is not correct - do it again.
    Go to Photoshop>Preferences>Units and Rulers
    Set the screen resolution to what you figured out
    Open an Image and choose Print Size
    Measure it ...
    and ...
    it is still incorrect
    click on the zoom tool in the toolbox
    and click on the Print size button that appears in the options button.
    It is correct now.
    The Print size button in the "View" menu always assumes a 72ppi monitor.
    The Zoom Tools Option Bar uses the screen resolution set in Preferences.

    The Zoom Tools Print size is the one to use.

    "Photoshop User"
    WharfRat, Dec 18, 2004
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