Is there a way to see the width to height ratio of pixels in Photoshop? I think I saw it some other day, but I can't find it now.

Something like "2:1 pixel ratio" means that the picture is exactly twice as wide as high. Of course, I could use math to find this thing myself – from the maximum amount of pixel width and height, but I need quick way to find it on loads of pictures.

Using Photoshop CS5.

  • The word your looking for is pixel "Aspect Ratio", look in the VIEW menu. I dont have 5 but they added some aspect stuff since my version. Also seeing it in Image - Image size, is possible if you whip out some math in your head. Also Image - Pixels aspect youtube.com/watch?v=pm3TezWpyoA
    – Psycogeek
    Commented Nov 9, 2011 at 4:37
  • Sadly the answer is no, as far as I'm aware. Paint Shop Pro used to show you the aspect ratio, IIRC. Commented Dec 11, 2011 at 17:24

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In CS5 I'm not sure about it. This is how it works in CS6, possibly in CS5 as well.

Select crop tool. The tool preferences/presets panel will show you a different set of stuff as shown in the picture below.

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If you click on the drop down where it says 'Original Ratio', you will see the following options.

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This way you can crop to what ratio you wish, however I do not think there's a way of seeing your current ratio.

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