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Windows 7: Actual print size when printing picures

16 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium
How to get Photoshop to display actual print resolution

How to get Photoshop to display actual print resolution

1. Create a blank document that has 300 dpi print resolution, 9″ x 9″ in dimensions.

2. Fill it with white if it is not already filled

3. From the menu choose “View/Print Size”

4. With an accurate ruler and using great care not to damage your screen measure the displayed dimensions in inches. In all likelihood it will be a good deal smaller than 9 inches

5. Divide 9 inches by the actual measurement you obtain from the screen which will provide the correction factor. I am not using an example since this number may vary from one screen to another.

RKNOTE: My monitor displayed an image 6 inches wide. 9 divided by 6 = 1.5

6. Now, go to “Edit/Preferences/Units & Rulers” and find the screen resolution. Most likely it is set at 72 pixels/inch

7. Multiply the current ppi, 72, by the correction factor you calculated above and enter that in the screen resolution field. Click OK.

RKNOTE: 72 x 1.5 = 108

The resulting screen resolution may have a decimal fraction, that’s OK.

From now on, when you choose “View/Print Size” your screen will display the actual dimensions of the print.

For my 17.3 inch Laptop, the settings of 108 dpi in Photoshop automatically displays Print Size at actual resolution.

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