These instructions are for resizing Portrait 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 Landscape Images.
The crop tool is still used but the width box is blank and the height box has the numbers 1050 px. You make your selected crop of the image and then go to image size to see the dimensions of the image. The vertical will be 1050 but the horizontal will be less than the 1400 required.
You then go to Image Size/Canvas Size. Make sure that “pixels” is the unit of measurement. In the width box you will see the number of pixels that your image is: this needs to be changed to 1400 and the height will be 1050.The extra canvas area must be black.When you click OK the image will appear with two black edges and the total image size with the black edges will be 1400 x 1050 x 72.
(the images in this tutorial are out of date, please use the dimensions 1400 x 1050)
Select the crop tool and leave the width box blank. Set the height to 1050 pixels (px).
The maximum height for any image, landscape or portrait, is 1050 pixels.
This needs to be changed to pixels (px).
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. The colour 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).