How to Make Pictures Bigger in Photoshop

by Michelle Carvo
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Image editing and resizing was once something only professional photographers with expensive software could do. However, with programs such as Adobe Photoshop, editing and resizing images is easy for even a relatively inexperienced computer user. If you’ve recently taken a picture only to discover that it is too small for your liking, you may be looking to make the picture bigger. Making pictures bigger in Photoshop is actually quite simple.

Step 1

Open Photoshop by clicking “Start > Programs > Adobe > Photoshop.” Open the image you want to make bigger by clicking “File > Open” in Photoshop.

Step 2

Click “Image > Image Size.”

Step 3

Click the box next to “Constrain Proportions” so that it is selected. This is important as this will ensure that the image is made bigger in a correct proportion.

Step 4

Enter in the desired “Width” and “Height” for your picture.

Step 5

Click “OK” to accept the new size. Photoshop will then adjust the size of your picture accordingly.

Click “File > Save As” and then “Save” to save the resized photo. You’ve now made pictures bigger in Photoshop.


  • Save an original copy of the photo before resizing it. To do this, click “File > Save As” and save the photo with a different file name.


Photo Credits

  • Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images

About the Author

Michelle Carvo has been writing professionally since 2006, contributing to a variety of websites. She is also a technical writer with extensive experience in Android/iPhone development and PC repair. Carvo holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from the University of Michigan-Flint and works as an IT SEO project manager.

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