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Old 11-26-2006, 01:52 PM
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Re: How to color damage arms

Originally Posted by Gerald McClaren
...On downloading a larger picture, this is the method I had used. First, I resize the photo to about a 4X6 with 72 resolution. Second, I go to 'save as web' and clicked on optimize for 100k and save with a different name. Third, I upload the photo to retouchpro. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. I would like for someone to give me their method on how to upload a larger photo on retouchpro so that I can follow in the near future. Thanks again.Gerald McClaren
Gerald, your method is fine except you can make it bigger by NOT resizing until you go into the "save as web" dialogue box and click on image size to choose 800 pixels as your longest dimension --

From Flora's instructions:

* Open your Image in PS, go to Image > Image Size, make sure that the 'Constrain Proportion' box is checked, and, as a starting point, type 800 as the higher pixels value depending on the format of your picture.

* Go to the File > Save for Web option.

From the Options on the right side of the 'Save for Web' window choose:

* JPEG as Preset and check the Optimized Box.

* Click on the small arrow on the right of the 'Preset' window and, from the cascading Menu, choose 'Optimize to File Size'.

* Type 100 in the 'Desired File Size' Box ... and let Photoshop do the work for you!

I enlarged your original image and then sized it using "save for web" -- at 800 pixels on the long side. Try it -- you'll like it!
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:50 PM
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Re: How to color damage arms


it's MUCH easier to deal with images in pixel sizes rather than inches or centimeters. inches is fine when you want to print, but that's about all it's good for in most cases. when dealing with the internet or even while using photoshop, it's a good idea to get used to pixel sizes.

the reason for this is that '4x6' isnt really 4x6 when displayed on the web. it's a relative term on the net, whereas it's an absolute in printing. but pixels is an absolute and will give you more certain, predictable results. 4x6 can be 400x600 pixels or 800x1200 pixels or 1600x2400 pixels and so on. so, just saying 4x6 doesnt tell you how it's going to display on the web. all the 4x6 does on the web is tell you the aspect ratio of the image, not how large or small it's going to display. all the 4x6 tells you is the relationship of the sides to each other, not the overall size of the display.

so, if you make your image 533 x 800, the relationship is still 4x6, but you'll be certain of seeing the larger display.
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