Graphic Design Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Graphic Design professionals, students, and enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a way to place files in Photoshop without scaling (true pixel of image)? They automatically resize to fit screen when I drag into PSD file! For example, when place a 48x48px to 480x480px PSD, it's scaled to 480x480.

My system info: Photoshop CS5, Windows 7.

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I was unable to reproduce this exact effect. And even the setting "Resize Image During Place" seems to only affect images larger than the canvas.

So my best guess is that the both files need the same resolution. Because pasting a 48x48px (72dpi) image and a 48x48px (144dpi) on a 480x480px (72dpi) canvas have different results.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
I try out your solution, but no luck, they're still resized without my permission:D. – wanting252 Aug 23 '12 at 10:12
I guess what I want you to do is compare the resolution of the files. – KMSTR Aug 23 '12 at 10:44
Yes, you are right, two different dpi give us two results, it's OK now! Thank a lot. – wanting252 Aug 23 '12 at 14:50

Instead of placing the new image you can open the file and copy/paste or drag/drop from one document to the other.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.