Resize Photos With Gimp! <ul><li>Photo editing with Gimp </li></ul>
<ul><li>Transfer your camera photos to your flash drive </li></ul><ul><li>Hold the camera as you would if taking a photo <...
Drag it into your Flash Drive Open up the folder labeled DCIM Look for the  100CANON  folder
Gimp Download Page Go to the Start menu Go to All Programs and open Gimp 2 Gimp is an open source download that is about a...
After you transfer your photos to your hard drive or flash drive choose one to open Check the number of pixels and the  pe...
Go to the Image Menu and choose  Scale Image
In the Scale Image window Choose inches instead of pixels for  Width
As you see, a picture 3264 pixels wide is 45 inches wide! That isn’t usable for web or print
A web page or paper page is only about 8” wide Change the Width to 8” As long as the links are connected, it will keep it’...
But look at percentage of the picture you are viewing You are still seeing the low % Do not panic when your image scales d...
Go to View and choose Zoom Then choose Fit Image in Window
It will depend how large your window is but you see that you still have a good sized photo after resizing!
In order to use your photos properly on the web or in printed documents, you really need to do this resizing. If you don’t...
You can add extra space to your photo for a special text effect. Go to Image and choose Canvas Size
Unlink the chain to change just one dimension Change pixels to inches so you have a good idea what size the photo is
Press Enter after you change the dimension Move the picture to the side away from where you want more space.
Create a New Layer and move the original Background layer above it. Fill with the dominant Background color.
Go to Image and choose Flatten Image to merge the two layers
Add your text in this extra area
Rounded Corners w/Drop Shadow Old Photo w/Fuzzy Border Fuzzy Border Border Border w/Bevel Effects you can do using GIMP
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Gimp Resize

  1. 1. Resize Photos With Gimp! <ul><li>Photo editing with Gimp </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Transfer your camera photos to your flash drive </li></ul><ul><li>Hold the camera as you would if taking a photo </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the right side of the camera </li></ul><ul><li>Slide the small lever labeled CARD/BATT. OPEN </li></ul><ul><li>The door will pop open </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the SD card and push the SD card down </li></ul><ul><li>It will pop up for removal </li></ul><ul><li>Put the SD card into your card reader </li></ul><ul><li>Plug it into a USB port </li></ul>
  3. 3. Drag it into your Flash Drive Open up the folder labeled DCIM Look for the 100CANON folder
  4. 4. Gimp Download Page Go to the Start menu Go to All Programs and open Gimp 2 Gimp is an open source download that is about as powerful as Photoshop Elements but… it’s FREE!!
  5. 5. After you transfer your photos to your hard drive or flash drive choose one to open Check the number of pixels and the percentage of the picture that you are viewing
  6. 6. Go to the Image Menu and choose Scale Image
  7. 7. In the Scale Image window Choose inches instead of pixels for Width
  8. 8. As you see, a picture 3264 pixels wide is 45 inches wide! That isn’t usable for web or print
  9. 9. A web page or paper page is only about 8” wide Change the Width to 8” As long as the links are connected, it will keep it’s aspect ratio 72 is the perfect resolution for your web page or printed material unless you are producing a professional brochure
  10. 10. But look at percentage of the picture you are viewing You are still seeing the low % Do not panic when your image scales down! You see now the new number of pixels
  11. 11. Go to View and choose Zoom Then choose Fit Image in Window
  12. 12. It will depend how large your window is but you see that you still have a good sized photo after resizing!
  13. 13. In order to use your photos properly on the web or in printed documents, you really need to do this resizing. If you don’t do this you will be using up far more memory than necessary. When you look at the details of each file you see how much memory you use up with each picture.
  14. 14. You can add extra space to your photo for a special text effect. Go to Image and choose Canvas Size
  15. 15. Unlink the chain to change just one dimension Change pixels to inches so you have a good idea what size the photo is
  16. 16. Press Enter after you change the dimension Move the picture to the side away from where you want more space.
  17. 17. Create a New Layer and move the original Background layer above it. Fill with the dominant Background color.
  18. 18. Go to Image and choose Flatten Image to merge the two layers
  19. 19. Add your text in this extra area
  20. 20. Rounded Corners w/Drop Shadow Old Photo w/Fuzzy Border Fuzzy Border Border Border w/Bevel Effects you can do using GIMP
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