Using Gimp 2 Software

How to re-size images using GIMP2

When downloading pictures from a camera to your operating system, you should find that the image sizes are very big.

This is not suitable for web use because the bigger the image size the longer it will take to load, which can also slow down your overall website if you have too many large images.

GIMP2 is a very useful for when you want to re-size images to upload onto your own website.

Once GIMP is open, choose File -> Open and then when the box comes up navigate through your files to find the image you want to re-size.

When the image is on the screen, click on Image -> Scale Image and this box should show up like in the image above.

Under Image Size you will see ‘Width’ and ‘Height’ this is where you type in what size you want your image.

To make sure you keep the proportions make sure the chain icon to the right of the boxes is closed together (you can check by clicking on it) this way it keeps it in proportion.

e.g. If you fill in the width and then click on the height box it will automatically fill it in for you.

After you are done click Scale.

Once you are happy with your new image size, go to File -> Save as and save your file in the appropriate folder.

Once GIMP is open, choose File -> Open and then when the box comes up navigate through your files to find the image you want to re-size.