How to Resize an Image

By Denisa Gipson

Images may need to be resized for several different reasons. One example is a picture that has been taken with a digital camera. When a picture is transferred from a digital camera's memory card to a computer, the size tends to be very large. If you want to upload a picture to a website, some automatically resize the pictures for you. Others do not. There are several different programs and sites that offer image resizing. This example shows you how to resize an image at resizeyourimage.com.

Step 1

Open your Internet browser and navigate to resizeyourimage.com.

Step 2

Click the "Browse" button on the website. Locate the folder on your computer where you have the image saved. Select the image, make sure the file name shows up next to "File name" and click "Open."

Step 3

Click the first three icons if you want to rotate the picture clockwise and/or zoom in or out. Then, click the next icon that says "Width" and choose a number (in pixels) for how wide you want your picture to be. The smaller the number of pixels, the smaller the picture will be. Type a number in the pop-up window and click "OK." Follow the same instructions for "Height."

Step 4

Click the round icon that says "Resize your image." The next page will list the image's dimensions and how large the file is. Right-click on the image, then click "Save Image As" to save your newly resized image.

Tips & Warnings

  • Choose a large picture for best results in resizing your image.
  • Be sure to save your resized image as a new file name so you do not copy over the original.