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Please tell me this is easily fixed. My verticle ruler displays an inch larger than the Hor. ruler. If I rotate canvas it will stretch the image due to this problem. thanks...

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    Default Rulers are NOT square!!

    Please tell me this is easily fixed.

    My verticle ruler displays an inch larger than the Hor. ruler. If I rotate canvas it will stretch the image due to this problem.

    thanks
    beeblebrox Guest

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    I'd guess its a display problem. It the vertical stretch on the monitor set too high?
    Eric Purkalitis Guest

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    I'm not sure what that means "an inch larger". Are you saying that it's not a 1 to 1 ratio if you were to use guides and snap to the ruler marks? Or are you saying that the representation of the ruler at the top is 1 inch larger in how it displays?
    YrbkMgr Guest

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    If an inch vertically is not the same as an inch horizontally in all applications, not just Photoshop, you need to adjust your monitor. You'll also notice that circles appear oval. Using the buttons or knobs on the front, adjust the horizontal or vertical size until the dimensions are the same.
    r_harvey Guest

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    I agree with above responses - sounds to me like your Display properties are set to the wrong aspect ratio (e.g. 1280x1024 instead of 1280x960 for a normal CRT monitor).

    Right click on Desktop>Properties>Settings (check screen resolution slider setting)

    Mike
    Mike Saxon Guest

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    1280x1024 instead of 1280x960 for a normal CRT




    That would make vertical measurements a little bit shorter.
    r_harvey Guest

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    Perhaps, beeblebrox, you could clarify your exact problem?

    You say that when you " .... rotate canvas it will stretch the image ..."

    Does it become wider or narrower horizontally, i.e. 'fatter' or 'thinner'?

    Mike
    Mike Saxon Guest

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    The Verticle ruler actually displays an inch larger than the horiz. ruler. So if if rotate canvas the image will be stretched. Nothing else appears stretched, it does the same on different monitors, and it's quite a big difference, say in actual size, the verticle inches appears about a half inch larger(longer) than the horz. inch.
    I experimented by rotating an image, saving as a jpeg, and viewed it in another program. Sure enough the image is really stretched.
    beeblebrox Guest

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    Okay, I adjusted my display settings and that helped. I'm going to print a sample and measure but I think the problem is wipped. THANK YOU! I knew it had to be something simple and stupid.
    beeblebrox Guest

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    One thing to keep in mind is that as long as Photoshop correctly reports the dimensions of your image, then it will print out that size regardless of how badly distorted your monitor display settings are. Of course, having things displayed in a proper perspective remains important while editing an image.

    Regards,

    Daryl
    Daryl Pritchard Guest

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    Rule of thumb, for a standard 4x3 aspect-ratio monitor: choose a resolution that multiplies out, well, 4 units horizontally for every 3 units vertically. Wide aspect-ratio monitors, such as the Apple Cinema Displays, would not follow this rule.

    Neil
    Neil Keller Guest

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