Rachael from NSW Australia, using Photoshop 7 with Microsoft, writes in with:
[Quote:] Is there any way to resize an image down without losing pixels. I am trying to copy one image from a doc onto another, resulting in a layer, but the copied image is too large. When I free transform it - I lose too many pixels. If I change the image size in the copied document (with resample image on), I experience the same problem. If I take off resample image, then it doesn't seem to resize the photo when copied across - hence I have to free transform then I am back to my same problem PLEASE HELP ME - this is driving me insane!!!! I have even tried to open the image in Publisher - resize and copy back to Adobe but I have still lost too many pixels. THANKS
Ahhh the famous "Mismatched resolution" problem. Yes, you can fix that...
The problem is the "receiver" file is a different resolution than the origin file. This makes for dangerous rastering when you go to print or export, and should be avoided.
The receiver file's resolution is much lower than the file you're trying to drag in. If you match the new image's resolution, the original will print very small. If you match the receiver's file, then the new one will be very large.
The two cannot coexist in the same file and print the way you want. There will be a trade-out in resolution when you re-sample or 'shrink' the physical size of the image to match the lower resolution.
Once you've reduced it to fit, run your Unsharp Mask to help reduce the blurring you are seeing.