Resize Pictures Using Picnik

Posted on February 12, 2009. Filed under: Images | Tags: , , , |

This lesson explains how to use the website "picnik.com" to resize a photograph. You can also use this website to do other types of editing and to convert file types (from a tiff to a jpg for example). Best of all you don’t even need to create an account in order to use this website!

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Click on the "Get Started now!" button

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Click on "Upload a photo"

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Browse to find the photo you want to edit, Click to select it (1), then click "Open" (2)
Hint: on a PC you can click the icon on the upper right (3) to change from list view (showing file names) to thumnails view – this will make it easier to choose the correct photo.

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You’ll see the gears turning as the photo is uploaded. After you see the photo you can edit it. To resize, click the "Resize" button.

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Leave the "Keep Proportions" box checks (1) and then enter a new width (2) or height (3) for your picture. You only need to enter one dimension – the other will be automatically scaled. Click "OK" (4) when you are satisfied.

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Click on the "Save & Share" tab (1)
Rename your photos (here I’ve added the word "smaller" (2). This will ensure you do not over-write the original photo.
Then click the "Save Photo" button (3)

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Browse to where you want to save the new picture on your computer, then click "Save"

Congratulations! You have resized and saved your photo!

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