We know you are showing off those amazing pictures that you have clicked with your DSLR to your friends. Kudos for that. We also know that those images are of huge size and can practically make you cry when you want to email a bunch of them or upload a single photo on a social networking site.
But what you don’t realize is that resizing the picture is child’s play. It is not that difficult to do it and you might already have the tools at hand to do it. Resizing a picture simply means you need to bring down the memory space it occupies, for example a 4mb photo can be easily resized to 1mb or less. It may affect the picture quality to some extent, but not in a picture-damaging way. All other aspects of the photo will remain the same , like the dimensions and color quality.
So here are four real easy ways to resize your picture.
1. Use Microsoft Office Picture Manager to resize: This is the easiest way of resizing huge pictures. MS Office Picture Manager comes with all Windows OS laptops and desktops. Right click on the photograph and go to ‘Open With’ option. Select MS Office Picture Manager. Once the photo opens, go to the top panel and click on ‘Edit Picture’. On the right side of the screen, you will see ‘Resize’ as one of the editing options. You can choose either to resize on a pixel basis or on percentage basis.
2. Use Picasa to resize: Open the picture in Picasa and add it to the Library. In the file menu, click on ‘Export file to folder’. This will give you many options of resizing picture – according to preset values or according to specific ones. It also lets you decide the image quality.
3. Use Photoshop to resize: Open the file in Adobe Photoshop and then go to the Image option on the top menu. Click on it and the drop-down menu will show the option of Image size. Photoshop allows you to resize the photo in terms of pixels, percentage or inches. It also lets you determine the image quality depending on your needs. Save the file using the ‘Save as’ option so that you don’t overwrite on the original image.
4. There are many websites which can resize your picture online. All you have to do is upload the photo on to their site, and allow them to take it from there. Each website has a unique approach and they will guide you through the process, which is very simple anyways. Sites like Picresizer, Shrink Pictures and Web Resizers allow you to upload a photo of maximum 5mb size.
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