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Old 03-25-2008, 08:40 PM
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Help Photoshop 6.0: Horizontal display messed up

Hi everyone,
This is my first post on this site (hopefully I've put it in the correct place), and I've suddenly discovered a problem with my Photoshop that I cannot remedy and hope that someone out there can offer a solution please.

Without any warning or any ill-advised actions from me, images I open in Photoshop are visibly condensed, horizontally only...vertical seems OK. If I rotate the image 90 degrees the problem still persists in the horizontal plane only. This makes working with images of motor vehicles especially, difficult if not impossible.

Can anyone out there please suggest a remedy for this????

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Chris E
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:16 PM
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Re: Photoshop 6.0 Problem - Help Please

Hello Chris and welcome...

I relocated your thread to the 'Photoshop Help' forum where more people will see it.

First thought I had was, "I wonder if it's his monitor?" Do other programs outside of Photoshop exhibit this behavior?
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:21 PM
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Re: Help Photoshop 6.0: Horizontal display messed

If limited to images opened in Photoshop, pixel aspect ratio?
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:33 PM
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Re: Help Photoshop 6.0: Horizontal display messed

Hi Hilltop,
Thanks for that, I've just had someone else suggest the same thing but I cannot find where or how to alter the ratio...I'm running XP and it seems that everyone I talk to has Photoshop CS something or other and they can find it easy.

Can you suggest how I can access the area to repair the ratio please?

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Old 03-26-2008, 02:39 AM
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Re: Help Photoshop 6.0: Horizontal display messed

I'm not familiar with Pixel Aspect Ratio, Chris. I did some Google searches and as far as I can tell this option became available with Photoshop CS, which would explain why you're not finding it in PS6.

What is the source/origin of the files: Digital camera, another program such as Adobe Illustrator, video camera, or ...???
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:37 AM
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Re: Help Photoshop 6.0: Horizontal display messed

I think I came across this in either photoshop 4 or 5 and deleting the preferances file did the trick, but not sure of where the preferances file is located in Photoshop 6
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:41 AM
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Re: Help Photoshop 6.0: Horizontal display messed

Good idea, Cass...

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Chris - take a look here:

http://www.creativepro.com/article/p...eferences-file

Includes info on how to do this on Macs, PCs, ver 7 and 6, so read carefully!
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:22 PM
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Re: Help Photoshop 6.0: Horizontal display messed

Thanks Cass, I also cannot find the preferences in 6.0???

Thanks also Danny, I will try that link that you suggest.

Fingers crossed everyone... I will keep you informed.

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:27 PM
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Re: Help Photoshop 6.0: Horizontal display messed

First, I want to thank everyone for their input regarding my problem but it appears to have been resolved by going into my Control Panel>Display Properties>Screen Resolution and moved the setting back to optimum. I hadn't changed it so didn't think to check!!! Just when you think you've got on top of these machines, they pull a smart one on you just so you remember who's boss.

Thanks again folks, one big plus is that I've now become aware of your site and I will visit often.

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