How do I change the picture size in OS X?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by rfrankl, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I am a Mac newbie and enjoying it more every day, but I can't always figure out how to do something on here right away that I used to be able to do on my PC. Usually once I do though, it is amazing how much easier it is on a Mac.

    How do I change the image size and file size of a pic? Do I need a 3rd party application, or can I do it in iPhoto? I don't see any options for that. Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    your best bet is imagewell.
    here is alink to imagewell at macupdate- http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11375
    this will make it really easy for you to adjust image size. just drag and adjust. if you have trouble "just ask"
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Another thing you can do is to pick the photo in iphoto and choose file->export. You can then specify what you want the image scaled to as well as choose from a couple file formats.

    You can also choose to email the photo and it will allow you to pick between small, medium, or large.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    If you open Automator, there's a Preview action for scaling images to a given pixel size or percent of original.
     
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    Chone

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    I use Pixen, closest thing to Paint you´ll ever find, very neat app, universal binary, launches in less than a bounce on my MBP.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    how to change the pixel size of a photo in iphoto

    Go go iphoto > select the photo that you want to change the pixel size > export > scale images no larger than > 800 x 529 > export > and it is done!
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Install parallels and windows and use paint -- only kidding.
     
  8. macrumors G3

    Kilamite

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    Assuming you are on Leopard, when you open any image in Preview, you can go to Tools --> Adjust Size.
     
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    montycat

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    This is how I do it also. MC
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Changing photo size in iPhoto 9

    To change the size of a photo in iPhoto, select the photo and on the file menu - export - under size, choose custom, and underneath you can choose a max dimension in pixels if you want to. I needed a 120 pixel max photo and tried 4 different photo editing programs and it took hours to figure this out. The size of the file is much smaller if you use a small number of pixels.
     

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