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:

  • Open 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)

  • Output sizing
    Sharpen for: screen
    Note: I always choose this for entries that will be viewed on screen.

  • MetaData

    • 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

  • Click “Export”

  • 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.