Use Photoshop to resize your photos – A video demo

Many people have large mega pixel cameras, but want to send their photos via email to their friends and family. Sending those large jpgs can choke your email server as well as the server of your recipients. And, if you make PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, you’ll want to use smaller images, because you’ll slow down your presentation if your files are too large. Plus, you won’t be able to email them to co-workers easily.

To solve this problem I made this short Flash swf video on how to resize images in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Have a look!

The great thing about Flash videos is they are ultra sharp. If you view the video and it doesn’t look that sharp, then right click (or Control click) the movie when it’s playing and set the Flash movie quality to High. Here’s a screen grab in case you have no clue what I’m talking about with all this clicking business.

I recently learned how to use a free screen capture software called Jing, and I’ve used it to make this demo video.

Jing also works in conjunction with Screencast, which is the place you can store your files on their servers (or your own too), and also create embeddable files for sharing.

Here’s the show. If you can’t see the preview, click the link below. I disabled the embedding feature on this particular show because I’m just practicing, and to be honest, I’m not sure if I want this passed around!

How to resize your photos demo. The link will take you to the site where you can download a copy of Jing for yourself. Give it a try! Kind of weird hearing your own voice though! And all those uhms and ahs drive me crazy. I guess I need more practice.

If that Flash file doesn’t work for you, here’s a similar tutorial on YouTube:


If you don’t have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, try iPiccy instead. Here’s a tutorial on resizing your files using iPiccy. iPiccy is a free image editing software. Read more about iPiccy in the links below.

Click here for the iPiccy re-sizing tutorial

Click here for my review of cheap and free software for image editing.


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