How to Resize a Picture on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user wondering how to resize a picture on your device? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of resizing an image on your Mac. Whether you want to reduce the file size for sharing or simply adjust the dimensions, we’ve got you covered.

Using Preview to Resize Images

If you’re not already familiar with Preview, it is an incredible built-in app on your Mac that allows you to view and edit images. Follow these simple steps to resize your picture using Preview:

  1. Open the image in Preview:

    First, locate the image you want to resize on your Mac. Right-click on it and select “Open With” from the drop-down menu. Then choose “Preview” from the options provided.

  2. Select the ‘Tools’ menu:

    In the top menu bar of Preview, click on “Tools”.

    A drop-down menu will appear with various options.

  3. Choose ‘Adjust Size’:

    In the Tools menu, select “Adjust Size”. A dialog box will pop up displaying the current dimensions of your image.

  4. Set new dimensions:

    • By Percentage: If you want to resize your image by a certain percentage, enter the desired value in either width or height field while keeping the “Scale proportionally” option checked. The other field will adjust automatically.
    • By Pixels: If you prefer resizing by specific pixel dimensions, uncheck the “Scale proportionally” option. Then enter the desired values in the width and height fields.
    • By Document Size: You can also resize your image based on document size. Choose this option from the drop-down menu next to “Width” or “Height”.

      Enter the desired dimensions in inches, centimeters, or any other unit of measurement.

  5. Save your resized image:

    Once you are satisfied with the new dimensions, hit the “OK” button. To save the resized image, click on “File” in the top menu bar and select “Save” or press Command + S on your keyboard. Choose a location and a name for your resized image before clicking on “Save”.

Alternative Methods

If you prefer using third-party applications or online tools, there are several options available:

  • Pixlr Editor: A powerful web-based photo editor that allows you to resize images without installing any software.
  • GIMP: A free and open-source image editor that provides extensive resizing features.
  • Adobe Photoshop: If you have access to Adobe Photoshop, it offers advanced resizing capabilities along with numerous other editing options.

In Conclusion

You’ve reached the end of this tutorial! Now you know how to resize a picture on your Mac using Preview as well as some alternative methods.

Whether you choose to utilize built-in apps or explore external tools, resizing images is now within your grasp. So go ahead and start resizing those images effortlessly!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy resizing!

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