Are you trying to post an image to a discussion, course or page, and it looks bigger than you had hoped? Learning how to resize your images and photos is a great skill to learn, for anytime you'd like to post content to websites, presentations or emails!
Participate.com does not offer image resizing on our platform, but all computers come with free, native software applications that allow you to resize images yourself!
If you are on a Mac
Go to your Launchpad and search for the application called 'Preview'. This is a free app that comes installed with all modern Mac laptops and desktop computers.
You can also start by locating the image file in your Finder app.
Double-click the image file you want to resize to open it in 'Preview'.
In 'Preview', click the 'Tools' menu and select "Adjust Size".
In the Resize pop-up window that appears, click on the 'Custom' menu.
In the menu pull-down, select the smallest size option.
Click the [OK] button to apply the size changes. Then, click File -> Save to save your changes. That's it --- you've just resized your image!
If you are on a PC (Windows)
Go to your Search box and look for the application called 'Photos'. This is a free app that comes installed with all modern PC laptops and desktop computers.
You can also start by locating the image file in your File Manager app.
Double-click the image file you want to resize to open it in 'Photos'.
Once it's opened, click the three dots in the top-right corner, then click "Resize."
In the Resize pop-up window that appears, select any of the resize options. Any of these options will prepare your images for digital presentation.
Now, click 'Save' to save your changes. Way to go --- you've just resized your image!
Congratulations! You've just learned a 21st Century Skill that you can add use for sharing images on the web, in emails, in documents, and in presentations! Nice work!
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