Paint is the free image editor that is present on all computers equipped with the Windows operating system. Here are some guidelines so you can reduce the size in pixels of your pictures, remember that in order to make your image as impressive as possible, the appropriate size of the pictures must be 1920 x 1080 px.
1. Before resizing an image in Paint, create a copy of the file so you do not lose the original. This way you can go back and make new changes if you are not satisfied with the results.
To create a copy of the image file, right click on the file icon and select "copy". Then right click on a blank space within any folder and select "paste" and the copy of the image will be created.
2. Open the image in Paint. Right click on the image file and select "Edit" to open it in Paint.
3. Click the "Resize" button. This option is in the "Home" tab, but you can also access it by pressing Ctrl + W. Now it will be open the "resize and skew" pop up window.
4. Use the fields in the "resize" window to adjust the size of the image. You can adjust the size by percentage or by pixels. If you choose "Pixels" you can enter the exact size you want the image to have. You can also enter a size larger than 100% if you want the resulting image to be larger than the original image.
By default, Paint maintains the original aspect ratio, so when you enter a value in one of the fields, the other value will be automatically updated. This prevents the image from distorting, stretching or flattening. If you want to determine the horizontal and vertical size freely, uncheck the "Maintain aspect ratio" box and enter the values that you consider in the horizontal and vertical size fields.
Remember that if you enlarge an image above the original size, this image will be pixelated. If you want to have the best image possible, we recommend that you do not enlarge your photos above the original size. If you make a picture smaller than its original size, you will not have the pixel resizing problem.
5. Click "OK" to view the image with the new size. Once you press "OK", the image will be adjusted according to the values you set. Paint does not have a preview, so to see the changes you'll have to apply them.
If you are not happy with the results, press Ctrl + Z to undo them. You can also click the "Undo" button at the top of the window, next to the "Save" button.
6. Save the edited image. Once you're happy with the new image size, save the changes you made to the file. Click the "File" tab and select "Save As." In "Format", choose "JPEG image". You can put the name you want to the file and choose the location where to save it. Mac OSX
Use Preview to edit the pixel size of your images on Mac OS operating systems.
1. Create a copy of the image file. It is always a good idea to create a backup before resizing an image. This way you can go back and make new changes if you are not satisfied with the results. Click on the icon of your image file, press Command + C and then press Command + V to create a copy in the same location.
2. Open the image in the Preview application. Usually, you can open it just by double-clicking the file as it is the default application for opening images in the OS. If the image is opened with another program, you can right click on the file and select "Open with", "Preview".
3. Click on the "Tools" menu and choose "Resize": A new tab will open from which you can resize the image.
4. Click the drop-down menu to select the units you want to use. You can choose "Pixels", "Percentage" and other units of measure to determine the size of the image. Choose "Pixels".
5. Enter the new width and height of your image. These two fields are linked, so if you change one the other will automatically change to keep the correct proportions. This is to prevent the image from being deformed. If you want to modify these fields freely, you must remove the "Adjust size proportionally" mark and this will unlink both fields.
6. Check the size of the new file. You can check the size of the new file before applying the changes if you look at the bottom of the window. This is quite useful if you are going to adjust the size of the image due to the size limitations of the platform.
7. Click "OK" to apply the changes. The image will be adjusted according to the settings you have set. If you are not satisfied with the results, you can press Command + Z to undo the changes and return the original size.
8. Save your file. If you agree with the new size, you can save the changes you made to the file. Click the "File" menu and select "Save" to save the changes.Mobile and Tablet
There are plenty of applications that can help you to modify the sizes of the images in this type of devices, then we give you the names of some of them.
- Photo & Picture Resizer
- Resize Me!
- Image Shrink
- Resize it
- Image Resizer +