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How to change default resolution of imported photos

Explorer ,
Apr 02, 2014 Apr 02, 2014

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Some time in the past, I changed a PS setting that I can't now find. I changed the default resolution for imported (from my camera) or opened (from my desktop) photos to 180 ppi. I now want to change that to 300 ppi and can't find anyplace in the PS prefs to make that change. How do I do it?

TIA, Beth

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New Here , Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018

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Go to Edit on the menu bar and go down to Preferences > Units & Rulers, you can then set the New Document Preset Resolutions here.

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New Here ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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I had the same issue, CameraRaw setting were showing 300ppi, inserting in to a smaller 72ppi comp and pic came in very small.

 

just intuitively went in to Layer>Smart Objects>Reset Transform and walla.. prblem solved. 

don't know why it did it... and truth is... I don't have time to understand 😉

 

hope it helps to someone in the future of 2021. 

 

 

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Your issue is very simple, ido, and understanding what happens may help you avoid confusion in the future.

 

Smart objects honor physical print sizes, regardless of pixel dimensions or ppi. It's done this way to make a pixel image mimic the behavior of a vector object, which is the only way to get compatibility with Illustrator.

 

But since print size is a direct result of the ppi number (pixels per inch!), a 300 ppi image placed in a 72 ppi file gets smaller. It's scaled/transformed.

 

If you simply copy/paste, instead of Place, you're dealing directly with pixels and this doesn't happen. It's only smart objects that behave in this non-intuitive way.

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Dec 15, 2021 Dec 15, 2021

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I found this! It works for what I am looking for and I think it is what you are looking for too.

https://superuser.com/questions/84279/how-to-change-default-photoshop-cs4-resolution-to-96-dpi

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