How do you make an image 2048 x 2048

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  1. paulbaker99, May 4, 2012
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    paulbaker99 macrumors newbie

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    i have an image that is not 2048 x 2048 and i want to make it 2048 x 2048.
    The resoluion of the image is 1280 x 800. i tried to resize it in photoshop but photoshop wont let me have the hight and width the same.
     
  2. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    It would help if you told us the resolution of the original image. :rolleyes:
     
  3. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Use the crop tool. Set the width and height parameters of the crop tool to 2048 px x 2048 px. Make your selection and crop. Apply a sharpening filter. You won't have a truly "retina-quality" image, but it'll be the right size and if the original image is good quality, it should look more than good enough for you.
     
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  5. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Reading is fundamental. He said he tried Photoshop, so presumably, he doesn't need the GIMP.
     
  6. paulbaker99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    oh lolz. my eyes just skipped over photoshop. haha

    but out of curiosity, isn't there some type of unlink button when re-sizing? I know there is one on GIMP that allows one to have the same size...

    ** I know the OP solved it, but I'm just wondering
     
  8. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    You realize this does absolutely nothing, right?


    All you're going to do is stretch and ruin the image. You can't increase the resolution of an image. Sure, you can make it 2048x2048 but that arguably will make the quality even worse.


    To have a decent looking background you NEED a source image that is greater than or equal to 2048x2048, or something that is a texture that can be cloned.
     
  9. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    In the sizing dialog box you can turn off resampling. But that would only cause distortion, which is why I chose to crop instead.

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    And you do know how to read, correct? If so, then you also know that I acknowledged that there were limitations to what I did. And as you said, it is "arguably," not "definitively," an acceptable solution because some images will look better than others. And you ALSO understand, I presume, that the OP didn't ask about another image that was in fact HD, he asked about this particular image. It's up to him, not you, to decide whether it's an acceptable solution or not.

    And you should also actually take a look at the image first. If my solution had in fact "ruined" it, I never would have posted it.
     
  10. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    if you have a Mac you can use Preview under Tools


    :apple:
     

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