PDA

View Full Version : Re-sizing images



Patience
05-18-2007, 01:38 AM
I'm not sure what size to choose when re-sizing images. Is there a "rule of thumb" to follow?

Thanks

Watdaflip
05-18-2007, 02:04 AM
Basically the only rule is to keep the same pixel ratio. If you are resizing an image that is 500x200, and need it to fit in a 200xwhatever space, make the image size 200x80

Patience
05-18-2007, 03:00 AM
Thanks Watdaflip. I think I was absent the day they taught ratios...

Seriously though, that makes sense. Will give it a try. Thanks pal!

larazovich
05-18-2007, 03:04 AM
Thanks Watdaflip. I think I was absent the day they taught ratios...

Seriously though, that makes sense. Will give it a try. Thanks pal!
How big you make them isn't as important as how dense they are.. Typically I will resize a picture to fit the place I want it to go, using the free pizresizer that Voda provides.
Then I run it through this http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/imageoptimizer/index.php online optimizer, which shows you what it looks like at different densities or resolution.. I choose the best looking one with the least density..
make sense?

larazovich
05-18-2007, 03:06 AM
What imaging editing program are you using?
I use Picasa, another free download, easy peasy editing. When you resize with pix resizer it asks - maintain aspect ratio? and if you say yes you will be fine..

Patience
05-19-2007, 01:32 AM
Thanks Lizzy! Easy peasy my eye! Only easy after you've splained it to me.