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How to Resize images for competitions

Workington and District Camera Club

Digital images for projection in competitions need to fit in a window

1400 pixels wide x 1050 pixels high.

This allows them to be viewed at the best possible resolution the projector will provide. To achieve this you will have to use some software to manipulate the size of the file.

Free software is available from FastStone or you can use Microsoft Photos, Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop CC/Elements.

FastStone ( See Links page for web address)

Open the FastStone programme and select the directory the file is in to view. Select the file by clicking on it.

Click <Add> to add the file to the input list.

Tick the <Use Advanced Options (Resize…)> box

Select the <Advanced Options> box.

Ensure that the <Resize> tab is highlighted.

 Ensure that < Preserve Aspect Ratio > option is selected.

Select the pixel box and type 1400 in the width box and 1050 in the height box. This will ensure that the image will always be within these limits. Click <OK> and you will return to the original screen.

At this point you can save the file.

Ensure that the <Output Format> is .jpg format

Select the <Output Folder> where you want to save the file.

Ensure that the <Rename> box is selected

The file should be re-named :

          "Your competition number" space "TITLE"(in capitals)

          e.g.  15 CRUMMOCK WATER

Click the <Convert> box

A confirmation box appears when the conversion is completed.

 

Microsoft Photos

Open the file using Microsoft Photos.

          From the <See More> option  Select      < Resize >

          Select         < Define Custom dimensions >

          Type 1400 in the width box and 1050 in the height box.

          Ensure <Maintain Aspect Ratio> is selected

          The picture will be resized to fit in this box.

  Click < Save resized copy >

You will be prompted to select a directory to save in.

          Select .jpg format

The file name should be:

          "Your competition number" space "TITLE"(in capitals)

          e.g.  15 CRUMMOCK WATER

 

Adobe Lightroom

In Lightroom select the image to be resized and select Library.

Click on < Export >

Select the Export location

Select < Rename to > and type in the title

e.g. 15 CRUMMOCK WATER.

Scroll down to select < jpeg > and < sRGB > in File Settings.

In Image sizing select   < Resize to fit >

          Choose       < Width and height >

          Type 1400 in the width box and 1050 in the height box

          Scroll down and select  < Sharpen for screen >

Click on < Export > and the file will be saved to the correct size.

 

Adobe Photoshop (CC or Elements)

Open the file in Photoshop

From the Image drop down menu select < Image size >

Make sure the dimensions are set to < Pixels >

Ensure that the “chain link” to the left of the dimension boxes is active to ensure that the aspect ratio of the image is maintained.

Ensure that the <Resample> box is ticked and the <Automatic> option is selected.

Type 1400 in the width box.

If the value in the height box is equal to or below 1050 then the image will be OK. If the value in the height box is above 1050 then you will need to type 1050 in the height box. This should change the value in the width box to below 1400.

Click < OK >

From the file drop down menu select Save As

Select the directory to save in.

Select < jpeg > format

The file name should be:

          "Your competition number" space "TITLE"(in capitals)

          e.g.  15 CRUMMOCK WATER