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resizing an image to have smaller pixels?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by question fear, Jul 31, 2004.

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    question fear

    I am trying to use a different image for my avatar, but i keep getting a message that it cant be more than 75 by 75 pixels. How do I resize the image to make it that size?
    I know i've done this before, and I can't remember how i did it.
    I apologize if this is the wrong forum, feel free to move it if it is.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Laslo Panaflex

    If you have photoshop just go up to image->image size, and change it to the ammount of pixels that you want.

    I don't know how to do it without Photoshop, that's what I use.
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    question fear

    alas, no photoshop :(
    i thought there was a way to do it in preview but now im not so sure.
  4. macrumors regular

    Then install the gimp: http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
  5. 7on
    macrumors 601


    you can also resize in iPhoto. Drag into iPhoto and Export as 75x75. Though I recommend GIMP. Apple should include it on all Macs, that'd be rad - since they lack a painting app.
  6. macrumors Penryn


    Apple should really give people a basic image program to muck around with. iPhoto and Image Capture are the two you can use, but I don't think you can use image capture in this case, so iPhoto is your best bet.
  7. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    if it's a PowerMac/Book and relatively new, it should have GraphicConverter on it, which will also do the trick.

    If you right-click (or control click, for you one-buttoners) on a JPG, are there any options to "Open With" that you haven't yet explored (aside from one you know won't let you resize)?
  8. macrumors 68040


    A wonderful app for those who've neither the cash to buy nor bandwidth/inclination to steal a copy of Photoshop.

    BTW, (I could be wrong) there's no such thing as making pixels smaller (unless you're talking about the physical pixels on the display itself :p ).

    You can reduce image size to use less pixels (which is what you're talking about), but a pixel is a pixel is a pixel. :)
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    question fear

    iphoto worked! thanks for all your help!

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