Conflicting default images sizes in Photoshop, Publisher, Photo Editor.
Posted on 2003-03-11
I am working primarily with Photoshop and Publisher, assembling composites of pictures. I have noticed that when I have fairly high resolution jpegs(apx. 1 Meg), that both Photoshop and Publisher often assume the image size is around 16x22 inches, instead of the actual 4x6 inch. (Interestingly, MS Photo Editor interprets the image size correctly, regardless of the resolution.) It seems like there must be some default resolution size that Photoshop and Publisher are set at (like 72 ppi) that causes them to interpret a small high resolution image as being a large low resolution image.
The simple solution is to bring the image into Photoshop, resize it to apx 4x6 and save it at 300 or 240 dpi jpeg. Then I can place it into small frames in Publisher no problem. But this is a time-consuming, illogical step I would like to eliminate.
If I just paste the image as a picture into Publisher, it is easy to resize correctly. However, to accomplish other streamlined formatting tasks, I am using the image as fill for objects and it cannot be resized inside those without reverting to 72 ppi.
It is not an issue for me in Photoshop, where it is easily resized, but I thought that it is interesting and may be a clue as to how to fix it in Publisher as well.