How to Shrink a Photo Sizeby Carol Adams
Digital photos are easy to take and transfer to a computer. The image files are often very large and take up a great deal of space on the hard drive. However, if you are going to be placing these images on the Internet, you will not usually need high resolutions. To reduce the size of the picture, you can use a graphics program. Virtually all graphics programs can perform this function.
Load the photos onto your computer by copying them from the camera. Save them all to the same folder.
Open Microsoft Paint (found in the programs under “Accessories”). Select “File” from the menu and choose “Open.” In the dialog that appears, browse to the location where you saved your images and open an image.
Select “File” and choose “Properties.” In the dialog that appears, reduce the size of the image.
Open Photoshop. Select “File” from the menu and choose “Open.” In the dialog that appears, browse to the location where you saved your images and open one.
Select “Image” from the menu and choose “Image Size.” In the dialog that appears, change the “Interpolation” to “Bicubic Smoother.”
Reduce the resolution to 72 and the size to what you need for your project. Click “OK.”
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