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I'm playing around and something funny happened.  I made some adjustments and when I went to flatten the image, some of the adjustments diappeared.  Check it out.  Any ideas?

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Losing adjustments upon flattening

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I'm playing around and something funny happened.  I made some adjustments and when I went to flatten the image, some of the adjustments diappeared.  Check it out.  Any ideas?

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That commonly happens when the view percent of the image on screen is less than

100% (actual pixels) since photoshop elements uses interpolation to show view

percents other than 100%.

 

In other words, viewing an image at 100% view is the only way to see what it actually looks like.

 

Double click on the Zoom Tool to get 100% view or go to View>Actual Pixels before

you Flatten the image.

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Hi Jeff!  

 

Thank you for your response!  I appreciate your time.

 

I'm curious - this has never happened to me before and I was doing similar adjustmenets - in fact even more drastic - to other pictures last night with no problems.  They were also images of cars.

 

Also, if I zoom in to 100% while doing the adjustments, I wouldn't know if I liked the look of it on the image?

 

I'm not trying to be difficult.  I'm just an amateur who is confused.

 

Thanks LOADS and stay safe!

 

 

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You don't have to do the adjustments at 100% view, just check after your done to see if the image changes.

 

Definitely easier said than done on laptop top screens and other lower resolution monitors.

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Hi!

 

The change that occurs after I flatten the image is quite a change.  I see a large difference.  A lot of the shine I was trying to put on the lights, chrome and such is gone.  That is very evident at 19%.  Any ideas?

 

Thanks again!

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Yes that is why viewing the image at 100% (actual pixels) is a good idea before flattening.

 Ideally one would just be able to see the whole image at 100% view and make the adjustments, but of course with a laptop or low resolution screen, that's really not possible.

 

The change your seeing occurs because at views other than 100% view photoshop elements uses interplolation to show the image which can lead to inaccuracies in the image such as your seeing particularly at views below 50%.

 

You might consider getting a external 4k high resolution monitor.

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