How to Change Picture Quality

By Cooper Temple

Digital photography and photo editing has made personal photography more popular than ever. Technological advances in both camera and editing software allows even the most casual photographer to create professional-quality images. The features of most photo-editing programs include many options to enhance or change images, including changing the overall picture quality. You can change the quality of your pictures by following a few simple steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Digital Camera
  • Computer with Photo-Editing Software

Step 1

Launch your photo-editing software. Most digital cameras come with software, but you can use the link below to access a list of free programs. There is also a link to a free trial of Microsoft Office, which includes Picture Manager. While the terminology varies slightly from program to program, the functionality is the same.

Step 2

Open the picture for which you want to change the quality. Click once on the "File" drop-down menu and select the "Open" option. Use the "Look in" drop-down menu to access the folder to which you have the image saved. Click once on the image and then once on the "Open" button.

Step 3

Click once on the "Edit" button, which will launch a separate task window at the right of the screen. Click once on the "Resize" link under the "Change Picture" heading. This action will change the options in the task window to a listing of resizing options.

Step 4

Use the "Resize" categories to change the quality of your image. You can use the "Predefined" drop-down menu to select from a customized list of sizes. Remember that the higher the megapixels, the better the picture quality will be. You can also enter a custom megapixel listing for your image using the "Custom" fields. Click once on the "OK" button after making your selection.

Step 5

Remember to save your adjusted picture. Click once on the "File" drop-down menu and select the "Save As" option. Use the "Save In" drop-down menu to select a folder in which to save the new image. Click once on the "Save" button.