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How to Resize Images in Photoshop

How to Resize Images in Photoshop

Follow the steps below to see how to resize your image. If you want to learn about additional options or just want more information on this topic

  1. Launch Photoshop and open the image your want to resize.
  2. If you have an image that you want to save, share, or print at a different size, setting the Width and Height in the Image Size is a simple way to do it.
  3. From the main menu, choose Image > Image Size.
  • Choose your preferred unit of measurement to the right of Height and Width, such as Inches.

  • Ensure the link between Height and Width is checked to constrain the proportions. You will see a chain link icon connecting Width and Height. This keeps you from making a tall skinny, or short wide image when resizing.

  • To change Width and Height without changing the total number of pixels in the image and have Resolution automatically recalculated, deselect Resample Image.

  • Enter the value for either Width or Height and the other will automatically change.

  • If you only want to change Resolution, and keep the current Width and Height settings, continue on to step 3.

Change the resolution

n some cases, you may want to specify the Width and Height as well as Resolution. In this case, you will need to Resample the image. It is fine to downsize an image, but if you try to make it larger, you should be aware that it will reduce the quality of the image. You either already set the Height and Width above or want to keep them the sameand skipped that part. Now you need to choose the interpolation method to use if you want to Resample, and then set the Resolution

  • Check Resample if you want the total number of pixels in the image to adjust automatically.

  • Choose the desired interpolation method if you checked Resample.

  • Enter the desired Resolution.
  • Click on OK to accept the new values and have Photoshop make the adjustments.

  • The new image file size now appears at the top of the Image Size dialog box and the old file size is displayed in parentheses.
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