On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 10:48:51PM -0400, Helen wrote:
> Whenever I try to resize a photo with the crop tool,
> I have to stop and change "pixels" to "inches".
> How can I set "inches" as the default?
from the Toolbox in the Preferences:
File-->Default Image, Image Size has a little radio menu next to the
numbers windows there. change this from "pixels" to the next entry
which should be "inches".
if you have problems later in your life as a graphic artist, you might
need to twiddle with the X and Y resolution as well (found in Advanced
Options on the same Preference menu).
i think "pixels" is the default as it is the most honest. color
printers like the resolution to be 300 pixels per inch and web sites are
better with 72 pixels/inch.
when you are looking at the computer display, you are not seeing inches,
you are seeing pixels. complicated stuff -- sometimes i lose track of
where i am and what resolution i should be working at. every device
works better with different amounts of pixels and it really sucks on the
user end, no matter what the application you are using.
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