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convert inches into pixels?

Aug 19, 2013, 00:28
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convert inches into pixels?
I created a new image with the dimensions 11x8.5 inches and now when I scale ANYTHING it uses inches and I want it pixels, I CANNOT figure out how to convert the units into pixels!! it is NOT under 'units' in the menu!
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Aug 19, 2013, 00:54
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RE: convert inches into pixels?
(Aug 19, 2013 00:50)ofnuts Wrote:  The units indicator you see in the scale dialog can be changed to pixels by clicking on it...

You will also find a unit indicator in the status bar at the bottom of the image window. Change it to pixels and then everything will be in pixels by default.

it is NOT allowing me to change it by clicking on it!! it does NOTHING!
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Aug 19, 2013, 02:18 (This post was last modified: Aug 19, 2013 02:19 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: convert inches into pixels?
(Aug 19, 2013 00:54)moltres_rider Wrote:  
(Aug 19, 2013 00:50)ofnuts Wrote:  The units indicator you see in the scale dialog can be changed to pixels by clicking on it...

You will also find a unit indicator in the status bar at the bottom of the image window. Change it to pixels and then everything will be in pixels by default.

it is NOT allowing me to change it by clicking on it!! it does NOTHING!

Could be a hard-wired from the start of project unit.

Try this if it still won't change:

1 Create a new project
In the new project window, Change the unit to Inches (*don't click ok until I say so)
2 Type your document size 8 x 11.5
3 Click the inches unit and change it to "px"
4 Click ok now

Now when you do Scale tool or Image > Image Scale..." you should be able to change the units.

Also, check your units in the status bar at the bottom left of the project window.
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Aug 19, 2013, 09:22
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RE: convert inches into pixels?
Maybe it is because I am still using 2.6 or what but I can switch from inches to pixels in the Scale Image dialog.

Here I opened a new image and you can go with "Advanced options" if you need to change the pixels per inch. (example 300 pixels per inch for quality printing 600 per inch) Personally I don't print a lot, but I understand the need.

   

Next here in this shot you can see where you can swap between measures, in both the scale dialog and the lower corner of the image window.

   

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