Resizing Image Instructions

for JPEGS - E-mail Submission

The following consists of instructions to correctly resize your pictures that you took of your artwork. When you take a picture using a digital camera, the resolution on the memory card is usually 72 dpi. You want to change that to 150 dpi and then resize the picture so it saves as 6 inches (or 900 pixels) on the longest side (either horizontal or vertical).

 

To do all this, you need to transfer your picture from the memory card to your computer (Mac or PC). If you have a problem, take the memory card to COSTCO, or somewhere that has a photo shop, and have them make a CD of the memory card. Use the CD to transfer the artwork to your computer.

 

You also need some sort of photo editing software on your computer such as Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop/Elements. The instructions for Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop & Elements are listed below. Other photo editing software is available. Some sort of editing software should be on your computer, even if it's a month trial version.

 

Paint Shop Pro

Open Paint Shop Pro (or whatever software editing program you have). Select your picture.  Crop your picture so it doesn't show messy edges, the frame or mat, fingers, etc.

 

On the Menu Bar select "Image" and scroll down to "Resize".

 

Go to the bottom of the dialog box. "Resolution" is in pixels per inch. Select the requested resolution.

 

Gateway--150 dpi.   Click in "Pixel Size" for width and height. If you change one, it automatically adjusts the other.

 

Gateway--900 pixels on the longest side, either height or width. Check "Actual/Print Size." which gives the size in inches.

 

Gateway--6 inches on the longest size. Click OK and you're done.

 

Name your piece correctly, and save it in the .jpg format.

 

See the prospectus for information. Repeat for other pieces.

 

Photoshop (Or Elements)

Open PhotoShop or Elements. Select your picture. Crop your picture so it doesn't show messy edges, the frame/mat, fingers, etc.

 

On the Menu Bar select "Image" and scroll down to "Image Size".

 

Go towards the bottom of the dialog box. "Resolution" is in pixels per inch. Select the requested resolution.

 

Gateway--150 dpi. Click in "Pixel Dimensions" for width and height. If you change one, it automatically adjusts the other.

 

Gateway--900 pixels on the longest side, either height or width. Check "Document Size." which gives the size in inches.

 

Gateway--6 inches on the longest size. Click OK and you're done.

 

Name your piece correctly, and save it in the .jpg format.

 

See the prospectus for information. Repeat for the other pieces.

 

After you have your .jpgs sized and named correctly, attach them to your email and

send them to GTRockies@aol.com.   Use Gateway as the e-mail subject heading.