Resizing Photos in iPhoto

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mom2chessies, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. mom2chessies macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2008
    Hi, I just got a Mac Book Pro and was trying to figure out how to resize photos in iPhoto, but I can't find how/if it's possible. Is iPhoto just for importing and storing and I need a separate editing program?

    Thank you for you help!
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    You don't re-size a photo until you export it out of iPhoto. Then you are given several options or can make your own custom sizes. The photo that stays in the library is never changed.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Right -- you can crop in iPhoto, but there's no point from the iPhoto conceptual perspective in reducing the size of the image (or enlarging it, I guess, since iPhoto doesn't give you any useful tools to use with the enlarged image anyways). So, you resize it on export when you want to do something with it where the size in pixels is actually relevant. That's the same reason why there's no point in converting an image out of its native image format before it leaves iPhoto, either.

    However, once you choose to export the image, the dialogs are pretty self explanatory for locking it to the desired size. :)
  4. sorelj macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    How to resize a photo?

    I, too, am trying to resize a photo. I understand that I cannot do so in iphoto, so I have moved a copy to my desktop. I had read that when I opened it in Preview that I would find "Adjust Size" as an option under Tools, but that is not one of my options. When I click on "export", then it wants to export to Picasa or KodakEasyShare, but what I want is to have the resized photo on my hardrive. I cannot figure out for the life of me how to resize this photo. Thanks for your help!

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