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When I save photos the pixel is less than the size required to upload on a clients website. Is there an easy way to increase the pixel size on a saved photo?

Edited by DonnaHerron, 25 August 2010 - 06:41 AM.

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One way would be to load the image in MSPAINT (which comes with Windows) and then use its Stretch/Skew function.

For example, here's a pic that's 420x520 pixels:

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And here is at 840x1040 after using "200%" for both Horizontal and Vertical Stretch/Skew:

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If you need a better resolution within safe web site sizes, you might double check what DPI you are using. Most defaults are around 72-92. You must pay attention to this if you plan to increase the size as a low res image will no doubt become pixelated/distorted. Aside from starting with a good resolution when increasing sizes, be sure to always maintain the aspect ratio (w : h).

If you want high quality images that can be resized at ANY time without distortion, I recommend making your images in a vector format. Then you can resize them to any size and save them in the format needed for your web page. JPGs are good provided you use a very good graphics editor that has a decent compression algorithm. Paint.net is a good free editor. Inkscape is a very good free vector editor. Both allow you to save in the other formats as needed. GIMP is free and good, but has a steep learning curve.

If you are uploading images that will be printed, you will want these made at a minimum of 150 DPI.Higher for better quality, but the file sizes get very high and you should zip these and just provide good thumbnails.

FREE software (No Animation):

http://www.getpaint.net/ (Very user friendly)
GetPaint Plug-ins: http://paintdotnet.f...wforum.php?f=16
GetPaint Help File: http://www.getpaint....t/en/index.html
Pos Free Photo Editor: http://www.photopos....hoto-Editor.asp
Photoscape: http://www.photoscap.../main/index.php

10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop: http://www.lifecleve...s-to-photoshop/

Inkscape (Very good for vectored graphics) Windows and Mac: http://www.inkscape.org/download/

Enlarge Your Photos Without Sacrificing Quality (FROM: http://www.pcworld.c...nl_wbx_h_crawl2): http://www.pcworld.c...escription.html
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