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How to resize an image in Photoshop and save it for optimal use on the web

You can easily resize and save photos in Photoshop.     Shutterstock
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  • In Photoshop, there are two easy ways to resize an image.
  • Photoshop is Adobe’s graphical editor that lets you create designs and make many changes to your photos, including resizing images.

Whether you want to increase or decrease the size of your image, Photoshop makes it easy to resize your photos.

There are two ways to do this in the Adobe Graphics Editor, and then choose the process that depends on the results you want to get.

One method only allows you to resize without significantly affecting the quality, color profile, or information associated with each file.

Another is especially useful for anyone who is creating content for the Internet. In addition to changing the height and width of the image, it also strips the photo of its metadata and slightly reduces the quality, which reduces the file size and makes it load faster in the browser.

Both methods are the same.

How to adjust image size /resize in Photoshop

1. Open the Photoshop app, then click “File” on the top menu bar, then click “Open…” to select your image. If you’re using a Mac, you can also drag an image onto the Photoshop icon to quickly launch the app with the desired file.

2. Click “Image” on the top menu bar, then click “Image Size…”.

To simply adjust the image size, you can do so from “Image” at the top of the menu bar. Christina Liao/Business Insider

3. A window will pop up where you can adjust the width and height of the image based on pixels or percentages.

If you prefer to scale by percentage, just click the blue box with arrows next to “pixels” and you can select “percent.” Christina Liao/Business Insider

4. Once you have completed the required adjustments, click “OK”.

5. To save your changes, click File and then click Save or Save As…. The former will save the original file, while the latter will allow you to keep the original and new files.

6. If you click “Save as…”, a window will pop up for you to choose where you want to store the image. Once you have chosen where to save your photos on your computer, click “Save.”

How to resize an image in Photoshop for the web

1. Open the Photoshop app, then click “File” on the top menu bar, then click “Open…” to select your image. If you’re using a Mac, you can also drag an image onto the Photoshop icon to quickly launch the app with the desired file.

2. Click “Image” on the top menu bar, then click “Save as Web and Device…”.

3. A window will pop up where you can adjust the width and height of the image based on pixels or by percentage scaling. For the web, you usually need to adjust the resolution to 72 dpi.

“Save for Web” also allows you to scale images based on pixels or percentage. You can also adjust the quality and assure that your photo is in a RGB color profile. Christina Liao/Business Insider

4. After making your changes, click “Save”.

5. Another window will pop up for you to choose where to save the image. Once you have chosen where to save your photos on your computer, click “Save.”

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