View Full Version : Photoshop/Illustrator CS3 prints smaller than I specify in "inches"

Hot Sauce
Jun 3, 2009, 07:00 PM
Hey All,

I have a similar challenge in that both Photoshop and Illustrator print significantly smaller when I specify inches. For example, if I open a new doc and specify 4in by 6in (so it can be printed to postcard) the dimensions on screen are much smaller (maybe 80% of the size I specify) and also print smaller.

It's like Adobe is using a different (smaller) measurement for what constitutes an inch. I am using CS3 Web Suite on OSX 10.4.11

I have been compensating by holding an actual 4in x 6in postcard up to my screen and then scaling the images.

Is this a setting in the programs that I can change? It happens the same in Photoshop and Illustrator.

I have been trying to find a solution to this via forums, etc. for weeks now and to no avail...soooo frustrating!

Anyways, I'd appreciate any input. Thx!