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11-09-2004, 04:52 PM
Please can someone help.
I have printed the instructions from DSU on uploading to the gallery I am using Paintshop pro version 7.
I go to image , resize and can change the resolution to 72 pixels but the height option is only in inches or cm's no pixels option. seems to be either or ???
So could someone tell me what height in inches or cm's I put into the box.
11-09-2004, 05:28 PM
This is what I found at the University: To resize, click Image > Resize. When the screen pops up, change the resolution to 72 pixels per inch. Then change the height to about 450 pixels. Click okay. Now choose File > Save Copy As and save a new version as a jpg. This will be a smaller file you can now email to friends and upload to share on the web.
You can click on Pixel size: don't.
you can click on Percentage of original: don't
click on: Actual/print size, you can get the resolution of 72. Next to this you have a 'drop down menu', there you can choose 'pixel/inch' (or pixel/cm)
Hope you understand me :rolleyes:
I'm a newbie at scrapbooks but not with psp.
11-09-2004, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the feedback ahhh sure its me.
OK so I go actual size and change the resolution to 72 pixels per inch.
I still can't see were I change the height into 450 pixels it is only in inches or cm's do I need to do a mental convert ??
11-09-2004, 06:18 PM
First you change the resolution.
Go back to resize, then you change the height(on the top Pixel Size).
there are two boxes, one at the top with pixels and another with inches, etc
Then below that is the box for resolution
FIRST, change the resolution to 72
THEN change the pixel size (the very top set of boxes) to 500 pixels TALL
Then click OK
I have a tutorial I uploaded for reszing in PSP, should be available soon, but hopefully until then you can get this one uploaded!
Here's the text for the tutorial, sorry, no images, but only two, and both are the resize box, so shouldn't be too much problem
1. Resize Image
The first step is to go to Image>Resize or Shift-S to open the Resize dialog box.
When resizing for the web, use 72 pixels/inch (also called 72 dpi for dots per inch). Either manually type 72 into the Resolution box, or click the arrows or slider to scroll to 72.
After selecting the correct Resolution, enter the dimensions. For the DSP gallery, the height should be between 500 and 600 pixels. Manually type the Height into the box and the Width will change accordingly if the Lock Aspect Ratio box is checked to make the padlock icon visible.
Note: Always enter the resolution first before making any dimension changes! Changing the resolution automatically changes the dimensions, so if you enter your desired dimensions before lowering the resolution, PSP will automatically update the size with the smaller resolution equivalent! Then you'll wonder why your image is so tiny on the web.
In figure 1.1 I manually typed in 550 pixels for the Height, then changed the resolution to 72. See how the height was changed to 198 pixels? That is tiny and will be difficult to see any detail on a web layout at that size. Always check to make sure the resolution and the dimensions are correct before clicking OK.
Check all three boxes at the bottom.
Resample is the mathematical calculations Photoshop performs to fill in added or lost pixel information in a resize or resampling function. PSP can choose the best resampling algorithm if Smart Size is selected.
The resampling parameters are not critical as we'll change the image quality when saving for the Web that could override these settings.
Lock Aspect Ratio keeps the Height and Width relative so there's in no distortion. Try resizing without this box checked to see the effect!
Check the Resize All Layers box to resize all the layers: leaving it unchecked resizes just the active layer.
2. Save in Web Quality
Web images are not in PSP format of .psp or .pspimage, but in a format called JPEG or .jpg
After resizing your image, go to File>Export>JPEG Optimizer to open the save for web image dialog box. Paintshop Pro has an image optimizer function that allows you to preview the effect of changes in image quality on file size.
Use the Preset drop down box for the Default or Last Used settings. Though in scrapbooking, each image is so different, unlike photographs, that the settings must be adjusted manually to ensure correct file size.
DSP requires web file sizes under 125k for posting to the galleries, but most other applications such as sharing with the Yahoo! Computer Scrapping group or submitting layouts for publication require file sizes under 100k. Change the number in the Compression box to get a file size under 100k: the sample in figure 1.2 is 95.93K (there are 1,000 bytes in a kilobyte, so keep the file size under 100,000 bytes to be under 100k). Less complex images will still have good image quality at higher compression settings: each image is different.
Save Exif Data is only for digital photos. New images like scrapbook layouts don't contain this data.
Chroma subsampling helps blend colors more smoothly to reduce jagged edges on compressed images. Leave this on Default as it's the best choice for images with many colors and subtle transitions.
Click Use Wizard to go through each step with dialog boxes and prompts instead of manually in the dialog box. It gives clear explanations of what each setting is for.
You can also look at the other tabs to set the Background Color if there are transparent areas of your image (JPEG does not support transparency, but scrapbook pages do not usually need transparent backgrounds). The Format is either Progressive loading, or Standard, but Standard is more common and less prone to sharing errors. The Download Times gives an overview of the approximate time to download a file of the current size with various modem speeds.
Once you're satisfied with the preview quality and file size, click OK.
Now you're ready to upload to the DSP gallery to share with others
11-09-2004, 06:26 PM
Woohoo thanks think that just worked is width the same as height at 450 ??
thanks I'll try to upload and see if it passes.
will keep you posted
is width the same as height at 450 ??
thanksIf the layout is square, then it doesn't matter which one you adjust. I make mine 550 pixels tall, and let the width be whatever.
Glad it worked! Post a link here when you've uploaded it. Just go to the layout after you've uploaded, copy the address, then paste it into a reply to this message.
11-09-2004, 06:41 PM
My file is 562.5Kb is this still too big ?
Dimensions width 384 height 500
72 pixels per inch
smart size- yes
resize all layers yes
aspect ratio = 0.7680 to 1
file is 562.5Kb is this still too big ?yes, too big. Do the next section on optimizing/saving for the web
you need to get it under 100,000 bytes (100kilobytes)
11-09-2004, 09:40 PM
Thanks everyone really appreciate your help
Here is my first real digital layout
and also did this years Christmas cards
Thanks again, I'll be checking out those tutorials a bit closer
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