Resizing Images

Last Update: March 30, 2014

Most of you probably already know this, but for those of you that don't, this is one way to "resize an image.

When you are "adding images", sometimes you have to increase or decrease the image size to utilize it appropriately. One way of doing this is once you've uploaded and saved the image you want, you can go back and edit the image by "pixel" size.

It's very easy to do. Once you saved image, go to the file it's in, right click on the image, then click "edit". Once in the image editor, you click on "resize", then in the "resize box" click on "pixels".

You can then just highlight the pixel value and change it to what size you want. Keep in mind, there is a small check box right below this that says, "maintain aspect ratio" which means if you change the horizontal ratio, the vertical will change automatically keeping the same ratio.

Example: horizontal ratio 275, vertical ratio 135, this makes it a rectangle image. If you uncheck the "maintain aspect ratio" box, then you have to change each ratio individually. If you want a square image, keep the ratio's the same, example" horizontal 275, vertical ratio 275. Click save. Then when you're ready to "add media" it's already sized to the size you need!

Hopes this enlightens the ones that need help with resizing images!

Sorry, haven't mastered screen shots yet! Working on that next!

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giludi Premium
But you have to take care, if you increase the size you decrease the quality, so take care when uploading an image that it has the dimensions you need, better to upload the image oversized and resize it than undersized.
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devoutcowboy Premium
Yes sir, good advice! I forgot to mention this aspect of the process, thanks Guy!
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Mark Tait Premium
Hi Jim - good post - I have another method, but I mess about with html etc - so yours is probably better for people who are not as familiar.

If I could recommend a really good screenshot program (if that will help you with these great tutorials like this one), that lets you take a snapshot and add arrows/text etc - then try http://monosnap.com/welcome - similar to Droplr - but STILL free (droplr is not anymore).

All the best Jim,

Mark
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devoutcowboy Premium
Thanks Mark, excellent advise! I just found out how to take a "screen shot" using the "sniping tool" last night! Works really good! Thanks for the input!
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Aphro Premium
Had tried before to resize and was not successful. Will try again.
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Trialynn Premium
If you are having trouble, I have a teaching on my site, with step by step instructions for the real beginner. Cowboys instructions work very well, if you understand the lingo and the basics.
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devoutcowboy Premium
Sorry Aphro, if you're having problems, take Trailynn's advice. Maybe you'll have better luck. Thanks for replying!
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UrbanJoe Premium
Thanks for posting. Informative Post!
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devoutcowboy Premium
You're more than welcome Joe! Glad to help!
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ChristineRa Premium
Hey Devoutcowboy, thanks for sharing this easy way to resize images. Your contribution is appreciated since images are an important part of our blog posts. It's often necessary to change the size to improve post appearance. -Christine
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devoutcowboy Premium
Thanks for the reply Christine! Yes it is, always an important part!
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