View Full Version : need help resizing an image please
03-14-2002, 09:28 PM
I have been trying to resize an image with no success. :( I tried to upload an image to WC. The message i'm getting is that it's too large. It's 173527 bytes. It needs to be below 150. I don't have any clue what this means but the pixel size is only 400 X 350. :confused: Can someone please explain how i can reduce the bytes? I can't find any such option in photoshop.
03-15-2002, 05:18 AM
It sounds as if you are saving your jpeg at maximum quality (12). When using SaveAs and selecting Jpeg you are next presented with a dialogue box containing a slider for quality. For web use, a figure of 8 or so is a fairly good compromise regarding compression (filesize) and image quality.
If you are using PS6 there is an extra and easier command below File/SaveAS called Save for Web.
03-15-2002, 08:55 PM
03-17-2002, 02:51 PM
Gosh, thanks for bringing this up Cheryl I too am having troubles with figuring out how this resizing stuff works.
Kevin. Yippy Skippy, that explanation helps soooooooooo much!
I am of to work on my website. I was having troubles with this very issue!
04-12-2002, 01:22 AM
it took me a while, and if I am not mistaken, the site is automatically doing it now....
but in the good old days, when I saved a picture, in corel and photoshop, I believe it is the image heading....
Look for resize or resample and it will pop up with the dimensions and specs of the image you are working with.
IF it doesn't show the pixel size, look for a dropdown by the measurements... in corel it has inches, and the little black triangle, if you click it, will offer cm, inches, points, PIXELS... etc
when you select pixels, it will show the pixel dimension. If you make your largest dimension 600 scott will let it in.
The jpg compression is what the save as will adjust. That is a computer short hand that lets a computer save a picture by saying...."bluex5" instead of "blue blue blue blue blue" Saves lots of drive space and when it is compressed it sort of expands like an aero bed!! Looks pretty good as long as you don't compress it TOO much.
If you have a 300dpi file, instead of a 72dpi file, which is the optimum for the net, it will take up a LOT of space and will APPEAR much larger than the 3x4 inches the drop down SAYS it is.
72 pixels, from my understanding, are the size the internet uses to show stuff. SO if you have more pixels, they will just spread out.
I believe we used to max out at 50kb for pictures, which is not an issue anymore, but the pixel dimension will make a difference.
But I felt like putting in my two cents and you have probably solved the dilemma weeks ago.
04-12-2002, 02:01 AM
If your using photoshop go to the image menu and choose image size. from there you can adjust the size and resoultion. Both of wich will make your image size smaller. Then you can use jpg to further compress the file if needed (wich you will probably want to do for the web). When working with image files always work form a non jpg or compressed format like .tiff
A good link to learn about pics and image editingis
hope this helps.
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