PC Doctor April 5, 2023

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Dear PC Doctor:

The website I sometimes update for my workplace prefers to use images of a particular size. When I’m at work, I right click on the photo and choose Resize image from the drop down menu. That’s in Windows 10. At home, I’m in the most recent mac operating system, and I realized recently that I do not know how to change the size of a photo on that computer. I poked around in Photos, where I could crop, but what I really want is to keep the image complete but change the size. How would I do that?


Size (not shape) Shifter

Dear Size Shifter:

To change the size of an image file on a mac, first open the picture in Preview. click the Show Markup Toolbar button, then click the Adjust Size button.

Enter new values for width and height, or click the Fit into pop-up menu and choose a size.

To resize the image by a percentage, choose percent from the pop-up menu next to the Width and Height fields, then enter the percentage in those fields.

To keep the image’s original proportions, select Scale proportionally. If you change either the width or height, the other value will change to maintain the proportions. If you choose a size from the Fit into pop-up menu, the image’s width or height may be smaller than the chosen size to maintain the proportions.

To make the image’s dimensions smaller without losing any detail, deselect Resample image before changing the width or height.

These instructions are from the support.apple.com website.

Until next time,
Happy Computing!
PC Doctor

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