How to Change the Resolution of a GIF File

by TS Jordan

A file's resolution is the number of horizontal and vertical pixels contained within an image, expressed in a format such as 1024x768. To crop a GIF image, changing the resolution may be necessary, forcing it to fit within a specific area or expanding the image to allow you to add additional content. This can be done with the photo-manipulation tools of your operating system.

1

Click the Start menu at the bottiom of your screen, and select "All Programs."

2

Click "Accessories" and select "Paint."

3

Select the File menu, click "Open," and click on the GIF image to be resized.

4

Click "Image," select "Attributes," and enter the new resolution of the image by Width and Height.

5

Save the revised GIF file with a new name.

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TS Jordan is an Ohio licensed attorney living and practicing out of the Cleveland area. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, he holds a Bachelors' Degree in Information Systems. He has been writing professionally for less than a year.

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