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Old Oct 30, 2006, 07:33 PM   #1
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How to RESIZE IMAGES???

How do I resize images on a mac? I've had my MacBook for 4 months know I never knew how to do this. On Windows in paint all you do is paste the picture and then resize it by dragging the corners, is there a way to do this on macs? I can't seem to find a way to do this in preview. And in Seashore I don't know how to do this unless I manually put in the scale size I want. I simply want to drag the corner of the picture to make it the size I want, how can I do this? Thanks.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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you can do it in iPhoto by exporting the image. not sure about Seashore
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 07:41 PM   #3
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if you have photoshop its very easy.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 07:47 PM   #4
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i don't have photoshop, all i have is seashore and iphoto. so what can i do? how is something so simple not part of OS X?
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 07:55 PM   #5
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I'm not exactly sure what your talking about, but I think you can do something similar in Preview.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 08:05 PM   #6
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i don't have photoshop, all i have is seashore and iphoto. so what can i do? how is something so simple not part of OS X?
I don't know what you're talking about... dragging the picture size in Windows Paint just makes the canvas itself bigger, not the whole image.

EDIT: Oh I know what you're talking about... no, there is no free Mac utility to do this, although it's not really considered the "correct" way of resizing an image, but rather the cheap Windows Paint way of doing it since Windows Paint doesn't feature layers. If you want to just resize an image, you can do it in iPhoto or Seashore.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 08:13 PM   #7
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How do I resize images on a mac? I've had my MacBook for 4 months know I never knew how to do this. On Windows in paint all you do is paste the picture and then resize it by dragging the corners, is there a way to do this on macs? I can't seem to find a way to do this in preview. And in Seashore I don't know how to do this unless I manually put in the scale size I want. I simply want to drag the corner of the picture to make it the size I want, how can I do this? Thanks.
Resizing in MS Paint is not a optimal way to resize on windows why would you want to do the same on a Mac. Use the export feature in iPhoto and be done with it.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 08:31 PM   #8
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Use the "scale tool" in Gimp/Seashore

I don't know much about Seashore but I know that it is a port id "Gimp". I do know and use Gimp. Assumming they work the same.....


One way you do it is to go Image-->Image Scale and then enter the size in pixels
but I think what you are looking for is the "scale tool". First select the entire image ussing any of the selection tools then select the "scale tool" from the toolbox. (or type shift-T) Notice that the "scale" dialog box pops up. The same box you got by doing Image-->Image Scale except that now you don't have to type in the pixel size because as you drage the image on the screenthe pixels are filled in to match your actions with the mouse. I think this is exactly what you want.

Sory I don't have a Mac right here but I just tried this on a Linux system and it works just fine.
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 08:39 PM   #9
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I don't bother with any of the apps to resize for me...I use the online resize utility.

http://www.shrinkpictures.com/

It works.


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Old Oct 30, 2006, 09:18 PM   #10
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thanks everyone. so dragging the corner of the picture to make it smaller is impossible?
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Old Oct 30, 2006, 09:36 PM   #11
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thanks everyone. so dragging the corner of the picture to make it smaller is impossible?
Yes... for the various reasons posted above, you should un-learn that habit.
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I knew iPhoto could reduce image size, I just didn't know how.
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I knew iPhoto could reduce image size, I just didn't know how.
I use the constrain way in iPhoto, but all it does is gray out some of it... Any iPhoto experts here?
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I use the constrain way in iPhoto, but all it does is gray out some of it... Any iPhoto experts here?
After drawing the constrain box on your image, you have to press the "Crop" button to delete the grayed out part.

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After drawing the constrain box on your image, you have to press the "Crop" button to delete the grayed out part.

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 05:06 AM   #16
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what about graphics converter? very powerfull tool...
it was preinstalled on my powerbook...
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 06:09 AM   #17
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if you have photoshop its very easy.
Hi

This comment of yours kind of bugs me, as it is not that unusual to find it in this macrumours crowd. the OP asked a simple question about a basic operation... so basic that it should be obvious that using a software package that retails for EUR419+VAT is not really an option.

much in the same way that there is a Windows Powertoy that do this operation with 2 clicks of a mouse, there are a few similar freeware tools that run on OS X: http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/macg...size/index.php

I picked Smallimage from these two, as I usually need to resize one photo at a time instead of doing batch jobs.

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I use the constrain way in iPhoto, but all it does is gray out some of it... Any iPhoto experts here?
in iphoto

select the photo u want to resize then at the top click share tab

then export then choose the size you want from there
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 06:35 AM   #19
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what about graphics converter? very powerfull tool...
it was preinstalled on my powerbook...
That's what I use for image resizing. I have a problem sometimes, though. Sometimes the pictures after resizing them are a bit blurry. I have the quality set all the way up when I save 'em, so I don't know what I could be doing wrong. What I do is scale it to whatever size I want (for example, scaling it from 1600x1200 to 1280x1024) Anyone know why it would turn out blurry?
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I don't bother with any of the apps to resize for me...I use the online resize utility.

http://www.shrinkpictures.com/

It works.


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I tried It and i want to make a BIGGER picture,
Anyhelp here?
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I tried It and i want to make a BIGGER picture,
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Hit Zoom in iPhoto, Preview, or ANYTHING you could be using.

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Preview resizes photos very simply, and is faster and uses less resources than iPhoto. Open a photo in Preview, then click Tools > Adjust Size:

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Preview resizes photos very simply, and is faster and uses less resources than iPhoto. Open a photo in Preview, then click Tools > Adjust Size:

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I was just about to mention this when I saw the other posts, why make it so complicated when Preview does this perfectly?
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I wish we could directly access this preview feature from iPhoto.
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thanks everyone. so dragging the corner of the picture to make it smaller is impossible?
No. Try it in Microsoft Word. It works. It just depends on the application.
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