How to Resize an Image
To resize an image in Photoshop:
- Open your image in Photoshop
- Go to “Image”, located in the navigation menu at the top of the window
- Select “Image Size”
- A new window will open
- To maintain the proportions of your image, click the box next to “Constrain Proportions”
- Under “Document Size”
- Select “pixels” for the unit of measurement or the unit of measure you want.
- Input the width or height you desire, if the ‘lock’ is on, when you choose one size the other will change automatically
- Click “OK”
- Choose – File > Save As – rename the file, so the resize image does NOT overwrite/replace your original image
How to resize a photo with Photoshop
To resize an image in Lightroom:
1. In Library – Choose/select the image(s) you want to resize
2. Go to Export located in the bottom left side panel or go to File > Export
A new window will open
3. Choose the Folder where you want to save the exported/resized images
You can Rename the files at this time also – see the rename section
File Settings – choose
Image Format: jpeg, Quality: 80-100 quality, Color Space: sRGB,
Image Sizing – choose
Resize to fit: Long Edge (do not check, don’t enlarge,
2100 pixels (choose this),
Resolution: 300, pixels per inch.
When you choose the long edge and a size the other will change automatically
Note: the resolution doesn’t matter if you are choosing a specific pixels size, if you choose inches or centimeters, you must set a resolution (300ppi for print; 100ppi for screen)
Sharpen for: screen
Note: I always choose this for entries that will be viewed on screen.
Include: all metadata
Watermark – do not include a watermark on your entries, we want the entries to be anonymous for the jurors
4. Optional – if you would like to save these settings for future use — go to the left side, under presets, choose Add, and name the preset – this will save all of the settings you just created and can be used for future exports
Go to the file folder where you exported these images to check that all of the images you wanted were exported, renamed/if chosen, and resized.