Solving a PS Annoyance with the previous two techniques
When one opens an image in Photoshop, often times the image is not "fit to screen" - depending on what state it was in the last time you saved the image. This requires one to go to the View menu and select "Fit to Screen" or use Command+0 (zero) on Mac, Ctrl+0 on Windows to get the image maximized to the screen.
The previous two techniques I posted here, Recording Photoshop Menu Selections in Actions and Running an Action By Default on Specific Events in Photoshop (PS) can be combined to solve this problem. Here's how:
- Record an Action and in that Action capture the Menu selection for "Fit to Screen". Save the Action.
- Fire up the Event Manager and tie the Action you just recorded in step 1 above to the "Open Document" action, as detailed in the second post referenced above.
Now, every time you open an image in PS, it will be maximized to the window size!
FWIW - One thing I have noticed in the Windows environment over a number of years now, is that within Photoshop, the screen image of a file is always better quality at 25%, 50%, 75%, 100% than any value in between. I tend to use only those values when working on a full size screen. I cannot say for sure how it is on the mac because my only mac is a 15" laptop and I often use fit to screen because of the screen size.
BTW - this is a comment, not a rant. I leave the rants to Raaj (alliteratively) 🙂