Just been using the crop tool and selecting "W x H x Resolution" but the resolution box is displaying px/cm and not px/inches.

I did a RESET tool but still it displays in px/cm.

I also noticed in the preferences under Units it was set to Centimeter, I am based in europe, is this why by default it is set to centimeter as a tutorial I was following did the exact same but their default was px/inches in the crop tool.

Would it be recommended to change this unit measure under the preferences ?

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    If you need inches sure. you can allways change it whenever you need.
    – joojaa
    Commented Nov 13, 2016 at 11:19
  • If you are working in print, leave it in cm/in. If you are working for screens, set it to px.
    – Manly
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 16:03

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  1. It is possible to toggle between px/in and px/cm
  2. To toggle click on px/in or px/cm

Also please refer the image


You need to set it in photoshop preferences ie in CC click in the top toolbar menu: Photoshop CC > Preferences > Units & Rulers

  • I think OP already knows where / how - their question was more around whether they should reset their units from the European SI to Imperial units... Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 15:49

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