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Importing PSD format graphics into Frame scaling issue

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I have resized a photo in Photoshop down from 34" x 34" 72 dpi to the size I need 146 pt x 146 pt 300 dpi, and saved it as a PSD format to import into Frame 2015. When I import it into Frame, it is reducing it to 24%, even though the Width and Height show 146 pt x 146 pt, dpi shows 300.

I have had this issue before and I have not been able to figure out why it does this.

Hopefully someone has had this same issue and knows how to fix it.

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Importing PSD format graphics into Frame scaling issue

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I have resized a photo in Photoshop down from 34" x 34" 72 dpi to the size I need 146 pt x 146 pt 300 dpi, and saved it as a PSD format to import into Frame 2015. When I import it into Frame, it is reducing it to 24%, even though the Width and Height show 146 pt x 146 pt, dpi shows 300.

I have had this issue before and I have not been able to figure out why it does this.

Hopefully someone has had this same issue and knows how to fix it.

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Based on your numbers, you should have an image that is about 1/2" wide/tall in FrameMaker.

Is that what you're seeing on the page? If not, can you provide a screenshot?

-Matt

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Actually, the poster had points listed as the units, not pixels. So it

should be around 2" wide.

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Ah, thanks!

And that's probably the confusion here...If the image is 600 px wide, it'll be two inches wide at 100% when specifying 300 ppi

Gary, can you check the pixel count in the original file and see if that clears up the options for when you import?

If you still have questions, try posting a shot of the imported file so we can see what's hanging up the process.

-Matt

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Hi Gary:

I can recreate this in Fm 2015 and 2017, but when I print the image, it measures 146 pts with my points ruler, or just barely over 2 inches.

I have no idea why is FrameMaker is displaying 24% scaling, but it isn't actually scaling the image.

I think printing and measuring will make you feel better. You can report this here: Tracker.

~Barb

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At the risk of drifting the thread, is there any particular advantage to importing .psd (other than not needing to save-as to something else first)?

I've never imported PSD, preferring instead to use more portable intermediary formats like .eps or .tif (and nowadays perhaps .pdf).

PSD can contain a wide variety of data structures that I wouldn't necessarily expect FM to know how to handle, like 48-bit color, layers with masks, transparency, text, alpha channels, clipping paths, etc. In the context of the thread, where some feature isn't supported, what does the misbehavior look like?

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Hi Bob:

I’ve been importing .PSDs since Fm 11 with no issues, but I keep the files destined for FrameMaker relatively simple—8 bit and no clipping paths or other efforts at achieving transparency.

The advantage is that when I get a correction to an image I can open the layered .PSD, make the necessary adjustments, save it and Fm picks up the edits without any additional steps. I’m all about efficiency. These docs get too darn long to work any other way.

~Barb

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