Photoshop/Illustrator CS3 prints smaller than I specify in "inches"

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Hot Sauce, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2009
    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!


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