Resizing Landscape Images

These instructions are for resizing Landscape Format images for Digital Projection and Competition. If you want to resize a portrait format image you instead need to follow the instructions for Resizing Portrait Images.

After completing all creative modifications and adjustments to your digital image save the image with a new (different) filename. This is to prevent possible damage to your original file. Flatten the layers on the file that is for projection and save (Click on File, Save).

First make sure the foreground/background are at their default setting. Select the crop tool and enter the size for width 1400 pixels (px) and height 1050 pixels (px).

(the images in this tutorial are out of date, please use the dimensions 1400 x 1050)

The maximum height for any image, landscape or portrait, is 1050 pixels.

Make your desired selection with the crop tool and press return/enter.

Your image is now cropped to the correct size and looks smaller.

Use the zoom or magnify tool and select 100%. Check your image for quality.

Select Image/Resize/Image Size.

The image size box shows the dimensions of your image and the resolution.You will also see three other items 1. Scale Styles 2. Constrain Proportions 3. Resample Image.This last item has several other options.

Next we need to convert the image to the correct color profile which must be sRGB. Other versions of Photoshop do this in different ways.

We need to save the image with a new file name so go File/Save As.

If you are saving the file for competition you need to use the correct naming convention. For digital viewing nights Author’s name plus image tittle is all that’s required. File format must be .JPG and not JPEG as shown here.The color profile will also be embedded into the image and this is sRGB.

The quality of the JPG needs to be at the maximum of 12. Any lower than this and the image will be pixilated (edge jaggies). Also shown is the file size: when saved, this needs to be small so that the computer can load and display the image quickly.