As a web designer I hate one particular thing about Photoshop:

half pixelz

Is it possible to force PS CS6 to turn decimal pixels EVERYWHERE off?

I've been lurking around GD for a while now and nothing seems to work, as I don't even see Pixel Preview option anywhere. Also Edit\Preferences\Guides, Grids & Slices and setting Guideline every 1px doesn't help either.

What am I missing?

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    Depends on what you want to do, pixel perfect does mena different thing in different usecases. Anyway the pencil tool will only color full pixels. I have no problem getting control over exact individual piuxels so care to describe your actual problem.
    – joojaa
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 10:47
  • YES! by doing shape tool it's possible. Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 9:53

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Yes, at least when it comes to dragging out ruler guides, like you appear to be doing.

When dragging a ruler onto the canvas, hold the shift key and your guide will be constrained to the 'ticks' on the ruler.

So when viewing at 100%, as you drag, your guide will snap to every 10 pixel increment. You can snap to every single pixel by zooming in to 1200%, and then dragging with shift.

So holding shift means you cannot place a guide between pixels, effectively "turning off decimal pixels".

  • And offcourse the pixel itself is located at the 0.5 0.5 fraction not the corner. No, pixels are not small squares.
    – joojaa
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 11:14

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