How to Resize Images in Photoshop Without Losing Quality

How to Resize Images in Photoshop Without Losing Quality

Resizing images is a common task in many design projects, but it can be challenging to master. Incorrectly resizing images carries the risk of quality degradation, which can negatively impact the final result.


Fortunately, Photoshop offers several techniques to help you resize images without compromising quality. In this article, we will systematically explore the best practices for resizing images in Photoshop without loss of quality. We will also provide tips and tricks to ensure your images look sharp and professional.


Whether you're a graphic designer, photographer, or digital artist, knowing how to resize images in Photoshop without quality loss is a fundamental skill that can elevate your work to a new level. So, let's dive in and discover the secrets of high-quality image resizing in Photoshop!


  1. How to Resize Images in Photoshop
  2. Tips and Techniques for Editing Images in Photoshop


How to Resize Images in Photoshop


In this section, we will guide you through the process of resizing images in Adobe Photoshop while maintaining their quality. We've designed this tutorial with beginners in mind, using straightforward language to help you understand each step.


When editing images in Photoshop for iPad, you can quickly check image attributes and adjust image sizes to meet your needs. You can set image size, dimensions, width, height, resolution, and apply various "resample" options.


  1. Open your document in Photoshop for iPad.


2.Tap the gear icon to open the Document Properties panel, which displays the document's width and height, resolution, and color mode.


Width and Height: Describes the canvas size and the total pixel count in your document.


Resolution: Resolution refers to the fineness of an image and indicates how many pixels are packed into one inch when printing. 72 PPI is the standard default setting for web and mobile screen display. For printing, a standard of 300 PPI or higher is required for quality.


Color Mode: Different color modes provide varying levels of color detail and file sizes. The standard for printing is the CMYK color mode, while the choice for web, email, and mobile screen display depends on the RGB color mode to maintain color integrity.


3.Tap "Image Size" to open the Image Size mode, which consists of three sections: "Image Preview & Dimensions" (non-editable), "Resample," and "Image Size." You can also move and pan the image preview displayed in the Image Size dialog.





Resampling allows you to easily enlarge or reduce your image. To maintain pixel numbers unchanged, you can disable the "Resample" option. Experiment with different "Modes" and "Constrain to" presets when "Resample" is enabled. These presets can be found in the dropdown menu. "Modes" offer interpolation presets to adjust the total pixel count proportionally. "Constrain to" provides presets to resize the image. You can see the changes reflected in the preview window.


Auto: Photoshop selects the resampling method based on the document type and whether it's an enlargement or reduction.


Preserve Details (Enlargement): This method reduces noise in an enlarged image using the "Reduce Noise" slider.


Bicubic (Smoother) (Enlargement): An effective enlargement method based on Bicubic interpolation that aims for a smoother result.


Bicubic (Smoother) (Reduction): An effective reduction method based on Bicubic interpolation with sharpening. Use this method if "Bicubic (Sharper)" produces oversharpening in some areas of the image.


Bicubic (Smoother Gradients): A slower but more precise method that analyzes the surrounding pixel values. Ideal for gradients.


Nearest Neighbor (Hard Edge): A fast but less accurate method for simulating image pixels. This method retains hard edges in illustrations and generates smaller files. However, it may produce a jagged effect, especially when distorting or scaling images or applying multiple operations to a selection.


Bilinear (Faster): A method that adds pixels by averaging the color values of surrounding pixels. This method produces medium-quality images.


Image Size


Units: When "Resample" is disabled, you can choose from various measurements to resize images according to your workflow. For example, "inches" and "centimeters" are commonly used for printing, while pixels are typical for web and mobile device creation.


Width and Height: When "Resample" is disabled, you can change the width and height fields. Changing either width or height will automatically maintain the aspect ratio in Photoshop for iPad. Click the lock icon to unlock and modify width and height separately.


Resolution: After disabling "Resample," the "Resolution" tab will automatically update as you modify the "Width and Height" options. Updating the "Resolution" tab will increase or decrease pixel size.


Click "Done" at the bottom of the Image Size mode to save the applied resize options. Click "Cancel" to exit the Image Size mode without saving any applied changes.


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