How to Resize Images for Free

By Kevin Lee

Whether you are developing Web pages or building a photo library, you may need to resize an image. Small images may look too pixelated, and large images may take too long for the website to load. Software editing applications allow you to change image dimensions, but you can also resize them using free online services.

Use Shrink Pictures

Step 1

Visit the Shrink Pictures website. Click "Browse." A "File Upload" window will open and list the files on your hard drive.

Step 2

Double-click the file containing the image that you want to resize. The "File Upload" window will close.

Step 3

Click one of the image sizes shown in the "Select New Maximum Dimension" section. If you want to use your own size, enter it in the "Custom" text box.

Step 4

Click "Apply an Image Special Effect" if you want to add a greyscale or sepia tone to the resized image.

Step 5

Click "Good," "Better," or "Best" to choose an image quality.

Step 6

Click "Resize." The site will resize the image and display it.

Step 7

Click "Download this picture Now." A pop-up window will open and prompt you to save the image.

Step 8

Click "Save File" or "Save." The option that you see will depend on your browser. The site will save your resized file to your hard drive.

Use Photosize.com

Step 1

Visit the Photosize.com website and click "Browse."

Step 2

Click "Browse." A "File Upload" window will open and list the files on your hard drive.

Step 3

Double-click the file containing the image that you want to resize The "File Upload" window will close.

Step 4

Enter a width in pixels for the resized image next to the drop down box that says "Width."

Step 5

Click lthe drop down box and select "Height" and enter a value for height in the drop down box.

Step 6

Click "Submit." A pop-up window will open and prompt you to save the image

Step 7

Click "Save File" or "Save." The option that you see will depend on your browser.

Step 8

Click "Save File" or "Save." The option that you see will depend on your browser. The site will save your resized file to your hard drive.

Use Resize Photo

Step 1

Visit the Resize Photo website.

Step 2

Click "Browse." A "File Upload" window will open and list the files on your hard drive.

Step 3

Double-click the file containing the image that you want to resize The "File Upload" window will close.

Step 4

Click one of the image sizes shown in the "Select New Maximum Dimension" section.If you want to use your own size, enter it in the "Custom" text box.

Step 5

Click "Good," "Better," or "Best" to choose an image quality.

Step 6

Click "Reduce Photo." The size will resize the image and display it.

Step 7

Click "Click Here to Download Reduced Photo." A pop-up window will open and prompt you to save the image.

Step 8

Click "Save File" or "Save." The option that you see will depend on your browser. The site will save your resized file to your hard drive.