How to shrink a photo in iphoto

Can I resize photos in iPhoto? I can only see how to crop. If iPhoto can’t do it, is there a recommended free (or inexpensive) software for simple editing such as resizing and cropping? Thanks much.

iMac G5 (20-inch), Mac OS X (10.7.5)

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 5:04 PM

Crop to the dimensions you want (250×200 for example) and export (file menu ==> export) using a custom size setting the max dimension to what you want (250 in this example)

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 4:26 PM

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You can resize in iPhoto, but it’s a crazy way to do it. You must use the File/Export.

I like using Graphic Converter, but I don’t think it’s free anymore. Maybe a free trial.

Nov 14, 2012 5:24 PM

First, “crazy” wasn’t the best description to use and you make all valid points. But I meant it in one sense. Cropping is so simple in iPhoto. I use Graphic Converter and Photoshop Express and iPhoto is my go to App for cropping.

The only time I ever need to resize an image is for use in iWeb. For the web it seems you want the highest quality image with the smallest bits. With Graphic Converter, not only does it do that, but it tells me what it’s doing.

If all you want to do is resize an image an not be concerned about the data associated with it other that it’s dimensions, then iPhoto is perfectly fine.

But I do wish iPhoto had it’s own Edit option for Size vs the Export option. Just on users opinion.

And the Save Options

Nov 15, 2012 4:23 AM

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You can resize in iPhoto, but it’s a crazy way to do it. You must use the File/Export.

I like using Graphic Converter, but I don’t think it’s free anymore. Maybe a free trial.

Nov 14, 2012 5:24 PM

Not sure why you think that’s crazy. iPhoto preserves the original file, right? So, if you resized the image in iPhoto then you would have two copies who’s only difference was size. Waste of space. Why would you want a smaller size? It will be for a particular purpose: so export at that size, use the export and then trash it. No waste of space.

Nov 15, 2012 12:55 AM

First, “crazy” wasn’t the best description to use and you make all valid points. But I meant it in one sense. Cropping is so simple in iPhoto. I use Graphic Converter and Photoshop Express and iPhoto is my go to App for cropping.

The only time I ever need to resize an image is for use in iWeb. For the web it seems you want the highest quality image with the smallest bits. With Graphic Converter, not only does it do that, but it tells me what it’s doing.

If all you want to do is resize an image an not be concerned about the data associated with it other that it’s dimensions, then iPhoto is perfectly fine.

But I do wish iPhoto had it’s own Edit option for Size vs the Export option. Just on users opinion.

And the Save Options

Nov 15, 2012 4:23 AM

Re: Graphic Converter: Absolutely. That’s another example of two things: pay more for more options and that fine control is beyond the scope of iPhoto’s target user.

Nov 15, 2012 4:20 AM

I updated my post since your reply.

The target user is a person like jeammarieTodd that didn’t know to resize the photo by exporting it.

That’s exactly why I think “Size or Scale” need it’s own menu option.

Nov 15, 2012 4:29 AM

Suggest to Apple. IPhoto menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback

Nov 15, 2012 12:31 PM

Thank-you. I’m not familiar with Graphic Converter, but I’ll look for it.

I edit stories and photos for a jobs board, using WordPress. I used to use Piknik (not sure of spelling) but then Google acquired it and I don’t know what happened to it but I understand it’s not available like it used to be. I need to resize photos to one of two different sizes, either 250 x 200 pixels, or 250 x 148 pixels, 72 dpi. Sometimes a photo may need to be cropped, too. It’s awkward to say the least to have to crop in one program and resize in another, and some programs (I’m experimenting with Acorn on a free trial) don’t seem to let you control all the parameters.

Message was edited by: JeanmarieTodd

Nov 15, 2012 3:56 PM

Thanks for the input, everyone.

Nov 15, 2012 3:58 PM

You can resize the images in WordPress when you’ve uploaded them.

Nov 15, 2012 3:58 PM

iPhoto will let you crop and then File/Export to resize. I think iPhoto automatically converts to 72 DPI.

The only advantage to Graphic Converter is you can really get the file size lower (in megabits) and removal of meta data where they load faster in a website.

Nov 15, 2012 4:02 PM

” You can resize the images in WordPress when you’ve uploaded them. “

Yes you can, but it’s not very precise. Large, small, medium, etc., don’t help. I need to be able to resize to specific dimensions, 250 x 200 and 250 x 148 pixels, at 72 dpi.

” iPhoto will let you crop and then File/Export to resize. I think iPhoto automatically converts to 72 DPI. “

The problem is that I’m not sure how to crop to be able to resize to the desired dimensions without distorting the aspect ratio. I seem to remember Picnik had a way to let me kind of feel my way through to get both the crop and resizing right, all in one program, so I didn’t have to make any “final” decisions until everything was right.

So I think I’ll check out Graphic Converter. It’s tax deductible, I guess, since I’m a contractor. Thanks again.

Вы можете поворачивать изображения, открытые в приложении «Просмотр», и менять их размер в соответствии с размерами желаемой области. Вы также можете уменьшать размеры файлов для экономии места на диске или для ускорения загрузки.

Изменение размеров изображения

В приложении «Просмотр» на Mac нажмите кнопку «Показать панель инструментов разметки» (если панель инструментов разметки не отображается), затем нажмите кнопку «Настроить размер» .

Введите нужные значения ширины и высоты или откройте всплывающее меню «Вместить в» и выберите нужный размер.

Изменение размеров изображения с использованием коэффициентов. Выберите пункт «процент» во всплывающем меню рядом с полями «Ширина» и «Высота», а затем введите процент в эти поля.

Принудительное сохранение исходных пропорций. Установите флажок «Изменить масштаб пропорционально». Если изменяется либо ширина, либо длина, то другое значение также изменяется, чтобы сохранить пропорции. Если размер выбирается во всплывающем меню «Вместить в», ширина или высота изображения могут оказаться меньше выбранного размера, чтобы сохранить пропорции.

Уменьшение размеров изображения без ухудшения качества. Снимите флажок «Изменить изображение», прежде чем менять ширину и высоту.

Совет. Чтобы изменить размер нескольких изображений одновременно, откройте их в одном и том же окне, затем выделите в боковом меню и нажмите «Инструменты» > «Настроить размер».

Поворот или зеркальное отображение одного изображения

В приложении «Просмотр» на Mac откройте файл, который Вы хотите изменить.

Выполните одно из следующих действий.

Поворот изображения. Выберите изображение, затем нажмите (или воспользуйтесь панелью Touch Bar), чтобы повернуть изображение влево. Нажимайте еще, чтобы продолжать поворачивать.

Чтобы повернуть изображение вправо, нажмите клавишу Option и, удерживая ее нажатой, нажимайте до нужного угла поворота.

Зеркальное отражение изображения. В меню «Инструменты» нажмите пункт «Перевернуть горизонтально» или «Перевернуть вертикально».

Совет. Чтобы повернуть или отразить несколько изображений одновременно, откройте их в одном и том же окне, нажмите «Вид» > «Миниатюры», затем выделите нужные изображения в боковом меню и нажмите «Инструменты» > «Повернуть» или «Перевернуть».

Сокращение размера файла изображения

В приложении «Просмотр» на Mac откройте файл, который Вы хотите изменить.

Выберите меню «Вид» > «Настроить размер», затем выберите «Изменить изображение».

Введите меньшее значение в поле «Разрешение».

Новый размер отображается внизу.

Совет. Чтобы уменьшить размер файла для нескольких изображений одновременно, откройте их в одном и том же окне, затем выделите в боковом меню и нажмите «Инструменты» > «Настроить размер».

How to shrink a photo in iphoto

Your iPhone’s camera is a powerful tool with a great resolution, multiple photo formats, and even built-in editing tools.

You can use your Photos app to brighten or darken the image, crop the picture, and more.

One of these many tools includes the ability to resize your photos, using your built-in Photos app, or another that you download from the App Store.

Here’s how to do both, and resize your iPhone images however you like.

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How to resize an image on an iPhone in Photos

It’s possible to resize an image in the Photos app, with a variety of common dimensions available through the “Edit” menu.

1. Open your Photos app, and open the picture that you want to resize.

2. In the upper-right corner of the screen, tap “Edit.”

3. A new menu will open, with a variety of editing tools. You’ll want to tap the Crop icon at the bottom of the screen — it looks like two right angles intersecting.

4. Tap the icon that looks like a gray-and-black square at the top of the screen.

You’re now in the dimension editing menu. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find a number of options.

  • “Original” will revert your image to its original dimensions.
  • “Freeform” will let you crop the image however you’d like, by dragging your fingers from the sides of the image inward.
  • “Square” will cut off the sides of your image so it can fit into a square.

After that, there are a number of preset length-and-height ratios. When you tap one, the dimensions will change immediately.

You can tap “Done” to save your changes, “Cancel” to discard them, or “RESET” (at the top of the screen) to start over.

While all of these iPhone image editing tools are decent, what none of them can do is control image resolution.

To ensure a given picture is of high enough resolution, you’ll need a third-party photo editing app.

How to resize an image on an iPhone using Image Size

Image Size is one of the best iPhone photo-resizing apps, and as long as you’re willing to view the occasional ad, it’s totally free.

Once you launch the Image Size app and grant it access to your photos, using it is easy.

Tap the icon of a photo at the top left of the app screen (it looks like a mountain inside a box) and select the photo you want to resize from your Photos library.

Now select the measurement format you wish to work with (from pixels to millimeters to inches) and enter the size you want the image to be, noting the maximum allowed.

As you enter the new size values, you’ll see the new size of the image displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Once you are happy with your picture’s shape and file size (and you have made any other edits within the app), tap the arrow facing down to a line at the bottom of the app to save the resized image back to your Camera Roll.

How to shrink a photo in iphoto

Whether you want to save room in your saved photos folder, or you just want a social-media friendly picture, resizing photos can help you manage your visual media.

Here’s everything you need to know about resizing photos on a Mac, whether you’re applying it to one photo or many.

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How to resize images on Mac

In order to start resizing your photos, there are a couple of things you’ll have to do. First, locate the photo or photos on your computer — your Finder (the half-toned face icon in your bottom toolbar) is a good starting point.

Select your photo or photos in Finder, or if the photos are on your desktop, drag your mouse to highlight the photo or multiple photos at once.

In either case, here’s what you’ll need to do to continue:

1. Open your photo or photos in Preview by right-clicking and selecting “Open.” In case that isn’t the default app, you’ll need to right-click the photo or photos you’ve selected, then hover over “Open with” followed by “Preview.”

2. Select your photo or photos by highlighting them on the Preview sidebar. If you want to resize multiple photos at once, you’ll have to select all your desired photos by holding down the Command button and clicking each thumbnail you want to edit.

3. In the top toolbar, select “Tools” and then “Adjust size.”

4. Enter your desired specs in the pop-up menu. You can select preset pixel measurements by clicking the dropdown next to “Fit into.”

5. Click “OK.”

6. To save these new dimensions, click on “File” in the top toolbar, and then “Save.”

You’ll be able to adjust your photo by width, height, and resolution of the image.

In order to keep it from morphing strangely, however, make sure that the “Scale proportionally” box is ticked. Be aware that ticking that box means you can only dictate the measurement for either length or height — the other one will be determined automatically to keep the picture’s original proportions.