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01-08-2010, 01:19 PM
hello i am trying to upload a photo tp figure 7: figure. i have always used the image uploader and it has resized for my. it is saying 2MB ( bytes) resize.... how do i do that? i m technically challenged

01-08-2010, 01:49 PM
HI, Ginger! :wave:

Not sure I completely understand the problem. But, when I was having difficulty, I realized that if I made sure my photo was in the 800 width X
800 height or less and it was a jpeg file it would work for me.

Hope this helps. Good luck. See what others have to say.

Paula Ford
01-08-2010, 02:03 PM
Ginger, if you right click on your picture and then click "Open With," do you see Microsoft Office Picture Manager?

If so, let me know and I'll guide you through resizing your photo.

01-08-2010, 02:23 PM
paula i have a mac. i ended up choosing another photo. it is on Don's lesson. i got photoshop for christmas. i am hoping i can learn how to do this computer stuff!!! thank you. ginger :)

01-08-2010, 02:49 PM

Most photo manipulation software has a "Resize" command, perhaps under the IMAGE pull-down. The resize command should open a box that looks like this one:


You want to make sure that the measurements are in PIXELS. Set your resolution to 72. Make sure RESAMPLE is checked. Then put in a maximum of 800 pixels for the height or the width, whichever is greater.

If resample is not checked, the image merely displays at a different size, it doesn't actually change size. 72 is the resolution of dots per inch for most computer monitors (at least PCs - not sure about MACs - but it shouldn't matter, I hope!).

Hope this helps.


01-08-2010, 02:52 PM
With Photoshop, under File I believe there is a Size for Web option. You can set the lonest side there to 800 pixels or less and the resolution will be fine.

01-09-2010, 12:44 PM
hello 'Ginger'. I have an old iMac ('egg' Mac) with early iPhoto. That's what pops up and stores my photos when I load photos from my camera into the computer, either with a cable connection or an adaptor for the memory card from the camera.
How are your photos stored? E

01-09-2010, 12:57 PM
my photos aer stored with i photo.

thank you for all your responses. i should look for a course to see if there is a basics...

don i appreciate the visual i am much better with seeing!!!

off to load my photoshop and investigate.

Shirl Parker
01-09-2010, 03:06 PM
paula i have a mac.... i am hoping i can learn how to do this computer stuff!!!...

Here's how to do it in Mac:

Open Finder and locate the file. Double click on it to open in Preview or right click on the file and choose Open With... and then pick Preview as the app to open it. Then choose Tools, Adjust Size.


Set the measurement across from width and height to percent, and then look in the "resulting size" section below and see what the size is in KB or MB. Change the width to something like 50 (%) and then see what the resulting image size is. WetCanvas will resize anything below 2 MB on it's own.

02-29-2016, 03:54 AM
I know how to make it in windows. You can get help from photo watermark creator (http://www.watermark-software.com/watermark-creator.html), it has a resize mode in the operating interface for dozens of photos to resize photo.

02-29-2016, 09:27 AM
Hi Edgar and welcome to the pastel forum. You might want to note that the thread you have replied to is over six years old! When you do a search, that is one thing to watch for. Good information, though, so thanks for joining us!