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resizing of an image

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I want to enter a competition to win a prize. You have to enter a photograph that is no more than 1.5MB in size.

 

How do i use photoshop elements 5 to do this?

 

I hope u guys can help.

 

Steven. :o)

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Presuming its MB and not MP, the you can do with the quality settings. If you save a 3MB file as quality 12, it will remain 3MB [or there abouts] so if you save at a lower quality say 8 or 9 you will get a significantly smaller file size. The one point to watch is the quality of the image will drop, unless you also reduce the pixel count. You may to do a balance between both.

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If it is for print, use "image size" if only for web use "save for web", don't change the quality down from 12 as this will lead to artifacts, and should only be used to reduce file size for images that remain only in electronic form to be viewed on crt's.

 

Your default image dots per inch count should be at least 240 dpi, better at 300 dpi for print.

 

If using only for web, first change dpi to 72 or 74 dpi, (screen resolution), this will also change image size, then save for web if that is your final area of presentation.

 

My guess is that a competition is going to end up in print, so you will need to keep image at the 300 dpi, and reduce image size by changing pixel count.

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