Resizing Portrait Images

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(the images in this tutorial are out of date, please use the dimensions 1400 x 1050)


First make sure the foreground/background are at their default setting.


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.



Make your crop selection.



This is how your image will look after you’ve made the crop.


Go to Image/Resize/Image Size to see the image dimensions


Image size gives you the dimensions of your image and here you can see that the height is correct but the width is too small.


Go to Image/Resize/Canvas Size.


The canvas size box gives information about the canvas size of your image and here it is showing it in cm.

This needs to be changed to pixels (px).


After changing to pixels we can see the current image size and we enter the size that we require. You must make sure that the canvas extension colour is set to black. Click OK.


The image will then be displayed with the correct width and height and the black sides.


Go to Image/Resize/Image Size.


You can see that your image is now at the correct size.

Convert to the correct colour profile (sRGB).


Go to File/Save As. This will save your image.


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).