Say I have the zoom level set to 100% in either Adobe Photoshop or InDesign. There's an image on it, and it looks fine and dandy -- sharp as a whistle.
However, due to my computer screen resolution, the Adobe ruler doesn't match up with a ruler in the real world when the zoom level is at 100% (e.g. an inch in the program [with zoom 100%] IS LESS THAN an inch on a real tape measure).
By increasing the zoom level in the programs up to around 140%, the Adobe ruler measurements are roughly the same as those on the tape measure, more or less solving the mismeasurement problem.
The problem is, at a resolution of 140%, the image is no longer sharp. It's blurry. And I'm pretty certain (correct me if I am wrong) that the image is blurry because the zoom level is higher than the maximum non-blurry zoom level, as opposed to any problem intrinsic in the image itself.
So my main question is: IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN GET AN ACCURATE VIEW OF THE IMAGE AS IT WOULD LOOK PRINTED OUT (before actually printing it out)? I need the Adobe ruler and tape measure to match up, and also need the image to be as it would look on printed paper (hopefully non-blurry) I have tried decreasing my computer resolution, but it just causes EVERYTHING on the computer to be blurry. Or can I just assume that the image with mismatched rulers and 100% zoom is an accurate representation of how it would look in reality?