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March 16, 2005

Resizing Photos in Paint Shop Pro

Not everyone uses Adobe PhotoShop, so I thought I'd provide instructions for resizing your listing images in a few other photo editing applications. In this article I'll describe what to do in Paint Shop Pro.

These steps will be similar to the ones I described in yesterday's article for Adobe PhotoShop. First open your photo in Paint Shop Pro. Next click on the "Image" menu and select the "Resize" option.

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A window will open that looks like this:

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Select the "Actual/Print Size" radio button. Then set the width and/or height to a smaller size if need be. I usually resize my photos to around 6-8 inches wide if I am going to post them on Longears Mall. Just like in PhotoShop, the resolution should be set to 72 Pixels/inch as shown in the picture above. Once you have set the size for your image, click the "Ok" button to apply the changes to your photo.

You may want to go to the "View" menu and select the "Normal Viewing (1:1)" options to display the image at 100% actual size (if it is not already).

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Now if you are ready to save your photo, go to the "File" menu and select "Save As".

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A window like this will open:

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You can click the "Options" button to open a window where you can specify photo quality/file size settings.

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Just slide the Compression slider bar to adjust the setting. "Lowest compression, best quality" will give you a higher quality image, but the file size will be bigger. "Highest compression, lowest quality" will give you a smaller sized file. In this example I set it to 50, and got a nice photo with a relatively small file size - small enough to post in listings on Longears Mall. Choose your level of compression, and then click "Ok". You will then be taken back to the window to save your image. Specify a file name for your picture and a location to save it, then click "Save".

If your photo is still to big, experiment with these settings to adjust the file size.

Kristie Jorgensen
LongearsMall.com


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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at March 16, 2005 06:05 AM

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