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Jason Brown
Photoshop Pixel Aspect Ratio quesion...
on Jan 17, 2006 at 5:16:12 pm

Hey All,

Just curious, I am using PS 7.0 and use it for video work quite often. So when I create a document for TV specs, I do 720 x 540 (square pixels). But I know that in the new CS version, you can do non-square (rectangular) pixels.

My question is, how does photoshop 7 interpret a document made with non-square pixels? Does it have the same pixel count, and just make them square? Or does it take into account the PAR and make however many square pixels it needs?

Thanks in advance...


P.S. Also, completely off topic CS considered a version above PS 7.0? Are there things you can do in PS7 that you can't do in PS-CS?

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Re: Photoshop Pixel Aspect Ratio quesion...
on Jan 18, 2006 at 10:15:33 pm

Jason Iuse PS for video everyday. As far as i know PS7 does not have any pixel magic for 720 x540 images.
I always design in 720x540 and right before I save I resize to 720x486.This will keep your round stuff round. I also work these graphics in an AVid. It also has dialouge for resizing images on import. I use these too if i am in a hurry. Hope this helps.

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Richard Harrington
Re: Photoshop Pixel Aspect Ratio quesion...
on Jan 22, 2006 at 6:18:23 pm

Better to resize in PS.... cleaner that Avids scaling algorithim

PS 7 incorrectly distorts a graphic opened with nonsquare pixels and displays it wrong.

All the command does in CS or CS2 is adjust onscreen preview.. pixels are still squished (as they should)

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