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Jedi Knight
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In working with web banners, I copy over large files (sometimes multiple layers) to low res files all day. Is there a "quick way" (snap to window or fit to page option)to pull a large group of images into my low res image so that it fits to the window?
 
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If I follow you correctly, the answer is "No."
The incoming files are working with two qualities:
1. Resolution
2. Canvas size

You are hoping that the files of different resolution
and canvas size will automatically scale down to fit
the canvas size of the destination file upon placement,
so you won't have to resize (all day).

I know, tedious extra steps.
Keyboard shortcuts are your best friends here.
 
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Jedi Knight
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yup-that was my question. I was hoping to find a way to place images into my layer without having it bleed well off my page and I have to find the handles to shrink it down to size mobile banner size. I was trying to think of a faster way to do the process. I am using a few shortcuts, but trying to think of which shortcuts would work best for this option.
 
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Poobah
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This might be what your looking for to at least resize your images to the long dimension (or same dimension) of the banner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRM1VlH6QAs
 
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Let's revisit this for a moment...
Are you using "Place" or "Drag/Drop"?

There is an option in the Photoshop > Prefs > General
"Resize Image During Place"

If you are Placing a larger file it will automatically
scale down if the destination file is smaller.

Maybe not fit to window/canvas, but maybe help reduce a step.
 
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Jedi Knight
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Even though it's not exactly how I am using it-it is very useful-Thanks!

quote:
Originally posted by Bibo (Jim Nichols):
This might be what your looking for to at least resize your images to the long dimension (or same dimension) of the banner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRM1VlH6QAs
 
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Jedi Knight
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I am mostly taking High resolution retouched images and scaling them down to multiple web banner sizes. So usually I am dragging 300+ dpi layer images from one PSD to my 72 dpi PSD.
quote:
Originally posted by CHunter:
Let's revisit this for a moment...
Are you using "Place" or "Drag/Drop"?

There is an option in the Photoshop > Prefs > General
"Resize Image During Place"

If you are Placing a larger file it will automatically
scale down if the destination file is smaller.

Maybe not fit to window/canvas, but maybe help reduce a step.
 
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Just in case you didn't know:
"Placing" the file is a better
choice if you have to resize.
Placing will bring the file in as a
SmartObject, allowing you to resize
at anytime without degrading quality
during resize.
Drag/drop/resize degrades.
 
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Jedi Knight
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Thanks Chita-this is a great option-but doesn't it make the file size much bigger as well?
 
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Yes.
The file size will be larger, but that becomes relative,
and another discussion on several fronts.

1. Any file you want to work on should be saved as a PSD first.
If you are working on jPG files and constantly save the file as you
work, the file quality degrades (at every save).
The nature of the JPG lossy format.
No degrading in PSD format.

2. As you edit/add content to the file, the PSD will become larger.
But to use on the web, you then export a flattened jpg of the file out,
through the Save For Web Export command, thus giving you a file
smaller in size (and dimensions, if you wish) to use for your web application.

3. You always have the PSD to go back to for editing, with
maximum flexibility, still with good quality.
 
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Jedi Knight
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Thank you Chita Smile



quote:
Originally posted by CHunter:
Yes.
The file size will be larger, but that becomes relative,
and another discussion on several fronts.

1. Any file you want to work on should be saved as a PSD first.
If you are working on jPG files and constantly save the file as you
work, the file quality degrades (at every save).
The nature of the JPG lossy format.
No degrading in PSD format.

2. As you edit/add content to the file, the PSD will become larger.
But to use on the web, you then export a flattened jpg of the file out,
through the Save For Web Export command, thus giving you a file
smaller in size (and dimensions, if you wish) to use for your web application.

3. You always have the PSD to go back to for editing, with
maximum flexibility, still with good quality.
 
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