If you are required to reduce the size of images, you’ll want to do it with no loss of quality. It is good to know that there are many widely available tools to aid you in doing this.
The process of resizing images can be difficult since when you decrease the dimensions of an image you also reduce the amount of pixels. As you reduce the amount of pixels and the less its quality. There are ways to alter the size of images without sacrificing quality.
How do you reduce the size of an image using Adobe Photoshop Without Losing Quality
Another way to accomplish this is to utilize an application such as Photoshop. With Photoshop you can alter the size of an image with no loss of quality using Photoshop’s “Image Size” dialog box.
To access the “Image Size” dialog box start the image using Photoshop Click to open the “Image” menu dropdown, then click “Image Size”:
Within the “Image Size” dialog box You can alter the height and width that the photo is displayed. You can also alter the resolution. Resolution refers to the number of pixels for an inch. The greater the resolution the greater the number of pixels can be found in an image and the better quality.
Then, ensure that you have checked the “Resample Image” checkbox is unchecked.
This box instructs Photoshop to change the amount of pixels within the image. If you remove this checkbox, Photoshop will not change the number of pixels and the quality and dimension of the file won’t be decreased.
Then, choose a measure that you can use to adjust the size of the image. Select the dropdown to left of “Width” or “Height” to open an option.
Inches is chosen by default since Photoshop can be used to create many printing media. It is important to note that, since when the “Resample” checkbox is unchecked it is not possible to choose pixels from the measurement units dropdown:
When you have selected a unit of measurement, alter either the height or width of the image. another dimension is set to change accordingly.
Then press on the “OK” button to resize the image:
However, there are instances where losing a tiny bit of quality is acceptable for instance, if you’re changing the size of an image for a web site. In this situation, the smaller size is a good thing since images load much quicker.
In this situation you must ensure that you have the “Resample” checkbox is checked. You can then select pixels as the measure and then alter the size of the image as explained in the previous paragraph.
How to Resize an Image Using Microsoft Paint Without Losing Quality
Another option to increase the size of an image with no loss of its quality, is using a software such as Microsoft Paint. With Paint you can alter the size of an image with no loss of quality making use of it’s “Resize and Skew” dialog box.
For opening the “Resize and Skew” dialog box, first open an image. In the “Image” section of the toolbar, select the “Resize and Skew” button:
Within the “Resize and Skew” dialog box, you can alter the height and width that the picture. It is also possible to alter the vertical and horizontal stretch. The vertical and horizontal stretch determine the amount the image will stretch.
When you open the “Resize and Skew” dialog box, select “Percentage” or “Pixels” as the measurement unit Make sure that there is a chain symbol that connects “Horizontal” and “Vertical” is linked. This will secure the aspect proportion of your image to ensure that it won’t be distorted.
You can then alter either the vertical or horizontal dimensions of the image and the other will be updated automatically.
Then, click on the “OK” button to resize the image.