Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Newsletter Join us Renew membership About us Retrieve password Contact us Contests Vouchers Wiki Apps THE NIKONIAN™ For the press Fundraising Search Help!


From Nikonians Wiki - FAQs, Photo Glossary, Good Photo Locations, Help

Jump to: navigation, search

Resizing an image is changing its dimensions either by upsampling or downsampling.

General procedure (Photoshop)

You don't have to resize your images for uploading.

But if you want to make it easy for readers in average resolution screens you can do it as follows: Example of re-sizing process to reach under 1,000KB from Photoshop (the process is similar in other tools)

  1. Open your file.
  2. Image > Image Size. Set the widest dimension to 1800 pixels (for horizontal images) and resolution to 96 pixels/inch. Verticals up to 1200 pixels in height, although we recommend 900 pixels
  3. File > Save for Web Option
  4. Verify file size (or set to under 1000KByte)
  5. Save as a jpg type file

Detailed procedure (PS Elements)

You don't have to resize your images for uploading.

The following procedure shows a typical resizing workflow in Photoshop Elements 6 for a vertical image. Thanks to member Aqualung (Chris Wraight) for providing the procedure and images.

1. This is the initial crop. Note that the resolution is set to 96dpi (72 is probably fine).


2. This is after editing (color correcting, etc, but not sharpening). Select Image | Resize | Image Size. For posting in Nikonians forums, set tallest edge to 900 pixels (not 800 as shown in the illustration). Then sharpen as the last step before saving.


3. This is in the File | Save for Web step, after clicking on the '=>' and then you will select the Optimize to File Size that pops up.


4. This the dialog that pops up after step 3. Set the maximum file size and it will automatically adjust the quality. Also in the lower right, you can see that it's also possible to set the maximum pixel length here after you choose the optimized size. Remember though, that this method will strip EXIF data from the picture.


5. At this point, choose File | Save As and after you've specified the location & filename, you'll see this dialog. Typically choose a quality value of '4'. Note that the reported file size under the 'Preview' is usually about 25-30k larger than the actual saved file.


  • This page was last modified on 29 October 2017, at 07:06.
  • This page has been accessed 6,134 times.