How To Resize JPG Files

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How to Resize Images for Submission to
Newsletters, Website, and Press Releases

The Club has established rules for sizing images to be submitted for various uses as follows:

Images are to be 1800 pixels on the long side and 300 ppi.
Below are instructions on resizing images in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photoshop Elements.

If your image is less than 300 ppi straight from the camera, do not increase Resolution to 300 ppi. Instead leave as is but otherwise follow the instructions.

Photoshop

  1. From top menu bar click Image, then Image Size. (Keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+I for PC)
  2. In the dialog box leave Fit To at default Original Size.
  3. Confirm Link icon is on. Link icon on.        Link icon off.
  4. Enter 300 in Resolution box. Enter resolution value BEFORE entering pixel dimension info.
  5. Enter 1800 in the Pixel Dimensions box for whichever is the long side of the image.
  6. The Resample option should have a check mark next to it. Leave Resample at default Automatic.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Save your file, renaming and changing location as desired.

Lightroom

  1. From top menu bar click File, then Export.
  2. In the Export One File dialog box select Export To: Hard Drive.
  3. In Export Location select destination for image.
  4. Optional: check Put in Subfolder and Add to this catalog.
  5. File Naming is your option.
  6. In File Settings section select Image Format – JPEG, Color Space – sRGB, and move Quality slider to 100. Do not check Limit File Size.
  7. In Image Sizing section, check Resize to Fit and select Long Edge.
  8. Enter 1800 in Pixels box and 300 in Resolution – Pixels Per Inch.
  9. In Metadata section choose option.
  10. In Watermarking section, if box is check the watermark cannot be removed by the recipient of the image file.
  11. Click Export button to save image to selected location (folder or subfolder).

Photoshop Elements

  1. From top menu bar click Image, then Resize, then Image Size. (Keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+I for PC)
  2. Enter 300 in Resolution box. Enter resolution value BEFORE entering pixel dimension info.
  3. Enter 1800 in the Pixel Dimensions box for whichever is the long side of the image.
  4. Check the Constrain Proportions & Resample boxes.
  5. From the drop down box at the bottom of the window select Bicubic Sharpen.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Save your file, renaming and changing location as desired.

Please note that if you are using a different version of Photoshop, Lightroom, or Photoshop Elements than illustrated here these instructions may not exactly match but the process will generally be the same.