How to resize an image in photoshop? 8 replies

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SeveringDozza

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#1 11 years ago

I was trying to resize an image in PS to make it smaller for my phone. The original image size was 664x1024 which is too big for my phone's screen so I tried to resize it in photoshop. So I went Image > Image size and changed the width and height to 210x324, transferred it to my phone and it was still saying it was too big to open..:confused:

I know 210x324 is NOT too big. I have bigger images than that and they work. So I went even smaller until it was tiny. It worked then, but it was rediculously tiny. Am I doing something wrong because I have images bigger than 210x324 that open.

Is there a proper way to resize them?

By the way, it's also not a problem with my phone or phone software.

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#2 11 years ago

What's the phone's native resolution? Is there a kb limit on the size?




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#3 11 years ago

SeveringDozza;3546513By the way, it's also not a problem with my phone or phone software.

Thanks.

I'll think you'll find it is an issue with your phone - but not a problem as such with your phone.

MOST phones have a limit to how big a single image can be to open it on the phone. If the picture is over 1.5MB in file size, your phone probably won't be able to open it - unless it's a very decent phone.

The phone isn't complaining about the width/height of the image - it's the FILE SIZE it's complaining about.




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#4 11 years ago

Nope the file size isn't the problem either. The size of the file is only about 67kb. I have one that is 500kb and it opens.

Not sure what the phone's native resolution and kb limit is. I'll try have a look.

Edit: Ok I think it might be the image. I just resized a different one and it worked.




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#5 11 years ago

Ok it barely works with any images. Is there another way I can resize them or is there something I'm doing wrong?

Edit: According to this site apparently my display size is 240 x 320 pixels, 33 x 45 mm. I made the size of the width 240 which automatically made the height 180 and it still wouldn't open. Is there something else I could do in photoshop to make it smaller or something?




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#6 11 years ago

I figured it out. All I had to do was choose "Baseline" under format options when I was saving it and it worked.

I have another question now though as well. I want to be resize images with a certain, height, width and size like Sxy Sonic did for me with this one. dba53.gif

He resized this one to 100x95 and made the size 8kb like I wanted and the quality is still perfect. I would assume it's pretty simple to do in photoshop. I was trying but it only went to around 8kb went it was REALLY tiny. So basically what I want to know how to do is resize images to 100x95, size 8kb etc while still keeping it good quality like Sxy did for mine.

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#7 11 years ago

It looks like Sky made a .gif out of it. File -> Save for web. This makes the files really small, but it can cause the quality to deteriorate. You can also choose File -> Save As -> Jpeg, and fiddle with the quality settings.




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#8 11 years ago
the1chaos;3551071It looks like Sky made a .gif out of it. File -> Save for web.

He's a clever one :p

Yeah, that's exactly what I did - then you fiddle with the amount of colors allowed and it drops the file size of the image. Very simple, yet you cannot notice the deteriation with small images like the one i did for you.

If, however, you are working with larger images - dropping the number of colors will significantly effect the quality of the image.

I'd definitely suggest saving as a .gif instead of .jpeg, .jpeg is generally a larger file size than .gif :nodding:

Hope that helps.




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#9 11 years ago

Ah there we go. So it was simple :)

Thanks guys.