With Photoshop CS5, how do you retain original size of an image dropped as a file into an open document?


Question

If I'm working on a document in Photoshop and I want to drop in an image by dragging the file from Windows explorer into the open Photoshop document, I can do that. It inserts the dropped image in a sort of "placement" mode until I finalize by pressing 'Enter'.

The problem is, it doesn't insert the image at the image's actual size. It's generally smaller. Sure I can scale it once after dropping it in but that's not very accurate. In order to get the image to go into the document at its correct size I first have to open it in Photoshop as its own document (for example, dropping it into an empty area of the Photoshop window), and then drag that as a layer into the document I'm working on. This feels more like a workaround than a solution/answer.

How can I drop in an image file into an open Photoshop document without it inserting it into the document at the incorrect size?

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6/19/2013 11:18:00 PM

I think I found an answer to

"How can I drop in an image file into an open Photoshop document without it inserting it into the document at the incorrect size?"

Turn the following options OFF:

Edit > Preferences > General

I recognize that this question is a couple years old, but if anyone else found that this worked for them, let me know (I did a few tweaks but I think this is the one that made it work for me)

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5/31/2015 10:42:00 PM

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