How to resize an image on a MacBook

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by christal|1, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. I've done all of my photo editing on a PC in the past, but my PC crashed and I have a new one on order. In the meantime I'd like to load some images on Photo.net. I have a MacBook with i-photo, but I can't figure out how to resize an image on it. My photo files are too large for Photo.net to accept, so I need to reduce the size. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. You can use the included Preview application.

    Preview has basic photo editing tools, and the ability to resize images. Drop your image on the Preview icon to open. And then from the menu bar, go to Tools > Adjust
    Size...
     
  3. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    In addition to Brad's method, you can download an evaluation copy of almost any photo editing program, which should be good until your replacement computer arrives.
     
  4. Wow, that was fast! Thanks fellas. I'll go and try this right now. I don't even know what you mean by 'drop your image on the Preview icon to open'. Can you tell I'm a PC user? :) But I'll snoop around and try to figure it out.
     
  5. Okay, I figured out how to get it in Preview, and I've resized it. But now it looks a bit soft. Is there anyway I can take it out of Preview and put it in i-photo for further editing? Thanks so much for your help!
     
  6. More trouble. When I tried uploading it to Photo.net, I couldn't find it in Preview, even though I know I edited it in Preview. Weird. Is there a step I'm missing?
     
  7. Wow, that was fast! Thanks fellas. I'll go and try this right now. I don't even know what you mean by 'drop your image on the Preview icon to open'. Can you tell I'm a PC user? :) But I'll snoop around and try to figure it out.
     
  8. Disregard the previous post. I figured it out. Thanks SO much for your help. This will get me by until my PC is up and running. That could take awhile because I have to learn Windows 7 and my new photo editing programs.....a learning curve for me. :)
     
  9. In iPhoto, File: Export: File Export tab: Kind, jpeg: JPEG Quality, medium: Size, custom: Max dimension 700px. Press, Export: Where, Desktop.
    On your desktop you have a resized image suitable for P.net upload with the same file name as before.
     
  10. Thanks, Scott. I'll try this in the morning. I appreciate your help.
     
  11. Another tip: When sizing for the web, completely ignore DPI (PPI). Only pixel dimensions matter.
     
  12. Besides the above, it's amazingly simple in iPhoto. select the photo, choose file>export>size select custom and insert the amount of pixels you want on the longest side.
     

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