Hey all, hope someone can help with this little problem I have on exporting.
My original image is 1024x576 to accommodate importing into 16:9 movie but when I go to export the photoshop file I get this strange vertical stretching of the image.
I've attached 2 images to try and explain my predicament. Hopefully I've overlooked something stupidly simple here...
1. Within Photoshop
2. When exporting...
What is the result after exporting the file?
did you reopen the exported file into photoshop and checked image -> image size to check the dimensions?
If you mean the vertical stretch in the export dialog box ,
set the zoom ratio to 100% at The bottom of the export As dialog box
What is the pixel aspect ratio of your top image (View > Pixel Aspect Ratio) . The word "scaled" next to the image title in the tab suggests it is not being displayed with square pixels.
This fixes the issue, thanks Dave. I was not the author of the post but had same issue and your answer fixed it.
The result is working as expected.
Pixel aspect ratio correction displays pixels as if they are rectangular i.e. it stretches the display. This was designed to display some video formats which use rectangular pixels in the correct aspect ratio. Note the actual pixels are unchanged so that when you use Export it just exports the pixels as the pixels are i.e. square.
If you want to use square pixels - then you need to create the image that way from the outset. 1024x576 is in 16:9 aspect ratio - if the pixels are square. Your top image is not in 16:9 format - it looks much wider than that.
Yes - just use 1024 x 576 square pixels, that will give you 16:9 ratio and you will avoid the stretch. The usual HD resolution is 1920 x 1080, again - with square pixels.