moving image into other image question

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Big V, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Big V

    Big V Guest

    I'm trying to drag 2- 4x6" images (300dpi) into 1-8x12" (300dpi). Trouble
    is when I drag them in they appear much larger than 4x6, 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?
     
    Big V, Jul 22, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    Rather than "dpi", avoid misunderstanding by looking at the actual pixel
    dimensions. See Image -> Image Size. Does that help?
     
    jjs, Jul 22, 2004
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    iehsmith Guest

    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
     
    iehsmith, Jul 22, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    I'm trying to drag 2- 4x6" images (300dpi) into 1-8x12" (300dpi). Trouble
    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.
     
    Tacit, Jul 23, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    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.
    The results from copy-paste are identical to those from dragging.
     
    Tacit, Jul 23, 2004
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    iehsmith Guest

    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
     
    iehsmith, Jul 24, 2004
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  7. Big V

    Big V Guest

    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.
     
    Big V, Jul 26, 2004
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    Tacit Guest

    Don't know what it is... dpi changes to other than 300 after I drag it in
    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.
     
    Tacit, Jul 26, 2004
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