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Set Default Canvas Size to Pixels

Participant ,
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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When I look at a psd file's Canvas Size, the New Size and Current Size always reads in inches.

How can I change it to pixels as the default measurement?

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Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Reset the measurements in Photoshop Preferences under the units and rulers tab without any document open.

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Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Hi Derek ~

With no document open, going to Edit > Preferences > Units & Rulers, this is the window:

units & rulers window.jpg

. . it doesn't give any choice for pixels vs inches in Image > Canvas Size.

I'm using CS2, might that make a difference?

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Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Feb 11, 2017 Feb 11, 2017

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Hi Chuck ~

That's a screen from a more recent version than CS2. The only thing CS2 shows is

preferences.jpg

and, as in my image from yesterday, the only choice for pixels is Ruler, which isn't what I want.

What I want is pixels as the default for Canvas Size (and Image Size too).

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New Here ,
Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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I know this tread was started a years ago but it is the first one showing up on Google search. I'm having that same question and wondering if you ever figured it out? Thanks!

 

-Lianna

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New Here ,
Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Nevermind! I followed the advice given above and that fixed the issue for me.
Just writing this for anyone else who is searching for this.

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Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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Thanks @Derek Cross worked!

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