Oct 14th, 2011, 02:14 PM
Basically I need to reduce the size of a picture without distorting the quality of the image in order to submit to a magazine for marketing. I am really stuck on this and would appreciate any help.
Oct 14th, 2011, 02:39 PM
First, I am shocked that any magazine would ask you to do so...in their position, I would always ask for the largest, least compressed version of the image and work from there.
Second, any image editing package like Photoshop should allow you to open, resize, and save an image on the highest quality settings with very little reduction in quality. I won't say none, but it should be unnoticeable.
If you have an enormous image and they are looking for something for DTP, keep in mind that your image is probably 72 dpi, and you could, again open it in Photoshop and set it to 300 dpi, which is a pretty typical resolution for a mag to print at. This would reduce the physical size of the image, but it's an artificial adjustment - again, I would expect the magazine to be doing this themselves.
Oct 14th, 2011, 02:50 PM
My mistake, I should of said that I just need to resize my picture without distorting the quality. The resolution with stay at 300ppi but just need to resize the image.
Oct 14th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Do you mean you need to change the aspect ratio of the image? ie: change it from 8x10 to 5x7?
If so, you can only do this (properly) by cropping the photo to the aspect ratio you require.
Regardless, this does seem like something the magazine should be doing. But I guess it could be a local and/or non-profit magazine that doesn't have the resources.