How to Resize a .PNG File

When designing a website, you may need to resize a portable network graphics picture so your pages to load faster. PNG is a file format for compressed pictures that Web designers use to embed pictures into their pages. You can edit the image size of a PNG file by using Paint, a graphics editor included in the Windows.

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Open the "Start" menu, then open the "Accessories" folder inside the "All Programs" directory and click "Paint."

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Press the "Ctrl" and "O" keys simultaneously to open the file browser. Locate the PNG file on your hard drive and click "Open."

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Click the "Home" tab, then click on the "Resize" button.

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Click on the radio button next to "Pixels," then type a new value either in the "Width" or "Height" fields. Paint will automatically calculate the value of the other dimension to prevent any image distortion.

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Press the "Ctrl" and "S" keys simultaneously to save your file.