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Actor size anomaly

gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
edited 12:43PM in Tech Support
Hi, don't know if this has been mentioned before or not:

320 x 480 .png files saved in Photoshop (CS2), when brought into GS, the width shows 320 but the height is showing as 479.94 pixels height.

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Comments

  • design219design219 Posts: 2,273Member
    I've never seen that. Are you sure your pixels per inch are a solid 72 when in Photoshop? If you did a screen capture at some point on a Mac, it can get slightly off. Also, set your image to "fixed" not "stretch" in the actor's graphics settings.
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    design219 said:
    I've never seen that.

    Hi design219, nor me; strange, isn't it... I did a test, making a fresh 320 x 480, 72dpi, in PS. Saved one as jpeg, the other as png. Dragged the jpeg into GS, it presumable converted it to png, but either way, the size was showing as exact, i.e 320 x 480. Dragging the png in (pingin'!), the height is showing 479.94 again. This must be a bug, surely...

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    Spiral Gyro Games

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    Hi Gendai, with ref. to the above, there might be a bug in GS when dragging in png; or prob could be with Photoshop CS2? Don't know. Anyhow, thought I'd draw your attention to it.

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    Spiral Gyro Games

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • design219design219 Posts: 2,273Member
    Have you tried making the png from within photoshop? The best practice is to use the "save for web" feature to make either an 8 or 24 bit png. Using the "save for web" strips some unwanted overhead date (like a icon preview) and will be about as small is can be made.

    I don't like the idea of letting GS do my conversion to png, but I've not tried it.
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    I'll try the save for web feature; good thinking there. I'll let you know how I get on.
    design219 said:
    I don't like the idea of letting GS do my conversion to png, but I've not tried it.

    That hasn't been a problem for me, at least converting jpg to png... prob's just been with Photoshop png to GS png. (Pinging here, pinging there... ;-)

    :-)

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    Spiral Gyro Games

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

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