Resizing Picture Files   Related Topics

Use a graphics package such as SnagIt Editor to change the pixel size of picture files. Reduce the size to something that approximates the size at which the picture will be viewed on-screen or read as hardcopy.

To resize a picture in SnagIt Editor, perform the following steps:
 

  1. From the Image menu, click Scale, and then click Resize Image.


     

  2. Choose a pixel size that approximates the size at which the picture will be viewed or read.


     

Examples:

Pixel Size Image Dimensions
50 pixels x 50 pixels 0.52” x 0.52”
100 x 100 1.04” x 1.04”
150 x 150 1.56” x 1.56”
200 x 200 2.08” x 2.08”

 

Resizing for On-Screen Viewing

Screen resolutions vary from system to system, but a good rule of thumb is approximately 85 pixels per inch on a 21” diagonal monitor set at 1280 by 1024 pixel screen resolution. A graphic that measures 340 x 510 pixels will display as 4” x 6”.
 

Resizing for Hardcopy Using Microsoft Word

Graphics resolution using Microsoft Word is approximately 96 pixels per inch. A graphic that measures 384 x 576 pixels will print as 4” x 6”.

 

 

 


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