How To Resize Pictures Photos Images With Microsoft Windows
How To Resize Pictures Photos Images With
Windows Paint Program Location: Start,
Choose image from your folder/file
the top of the Paint tool menu click "file" and
choose "open" to locate your picture image in the
file menu box. If you happen to have saved it to "My
Documents," then click the "My Documents"
icon in the left of the menu box and find the folder file
your picture image has been save to. If it happens to be
located in the folder of "My Pictures," then click
to open that folder.
the picture image you want to down size and click it so
that the file name shows in the lower "File
Name" box and then click "Open"
button. Your picture image should now show up in
the Paint program pane window. You can also double
click the picture image of choice and accomplish the same
the size of the picture image in the "width" and
"height" windows of the "Attributes"
box by clicking "image" in the Paint tool menu. Make
sure the "pixels" button is selected in the
"Units" menu if this is the selection you are
working with. If the width size is about 3000-3500 and the
height size is about 2000-2500 and you want to down size
(make smaller) the image, make a note of these number
sizes so that you will know what to do in the following
the Paint tool menu, click "image" and select
in mind that your selected picture image is still running in the
background and you are preparing to reduce the size of it
by selecting this menu.
the "Stretch and Skew" box opened, look at the
"Stretch" menu and note the
"horizontal" and "vertical" percentages.
They should read 100%, the full size of the picture. This
box will control the image picture size and
it may take several tries to get it within the desired
size. Here's a general rule: If
your "attributes" readings previously noted are
between 3000-3500 width pixels and 2000-2500 height
pixels, you'll need to set the "horizontal" and
"vertical" percentage boxes in "Stretch"
to a very small number, usually between 8-11, that is if you want
pictures around 260 x 196 pixels to 340 x 260 pixels. For
example, setting the number to 9 percent as shown below, the
picture image size will be around 290 x 220. Going up to a
higher number like 10 will make the picture about 320 x
240 pixels and so on. Once you
have chosen the desired percentage number, click
recheck the reduced size of the picture image in
illustrations below. If the picture is not the desired
size, you MUST START OVER from Step
1 until you achieve the
desired size. DO NOT try to change the
attributes settings in the boxes or the picture may
be lost or become disproportionate.
the picture image is the desired size, you need to save it: From
the Paint tool menu choose "file," "Save
As..." and click "save" button located in
the "Save As" box. You can change the file name
of the picture if you wish in the "file name"
box and then click "save" button after doing so.
Also, below the file name box you can save the picture
image file as a certain type like jpg. or gif., etc. by
using and selecting the file type via the "Save as
type" drop-down window and then click
"save" button. Make note of where the picture is located. In the example
below it is located in "My Documents," "My
Pictures." You can change the location of the picture
as well by using the drop-down menu in the "Save
As" box under "Save in " menu.
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