There are many ways to change the size of images in Adobe Photoshop Elements. It helps to understand the terms so that you can use the tools effectively to achieve the desired results.
Print dimensions, resolution, and resizing
Resolution is the size digital image pixels print as dots, and represents the amount of detail in an image. It is measured in DPI (Dots Per Inch). Printing requires a higher resolution than viewing a photo on a computer monitor. For more information, see:
- Photoshop Elements Key concept: Resolution.
- About image size and resolution (Photoshop Elements Help).
- About monitor resolution (Photoshop Elements Help).
- About printer resolution (Photoshop Elements Help).
Resizing means to change the print dimensions (the length and width in inches or other scale of measure) of a photo.
- Photoshop Elements Key concept: Resize.
- Change print dimensions and resolution without resampling in Photoshop Elements Help.
To resample means to change the pixel dimensions of an image (by either adding or removing the total number of pixels). You resample primarily for onscreen viewing. Resampling always reduces image quality. Resampling to smaller dimensions reduces file size and sharpens appearance. Resampling to larger dimensions increases file size and blurs appearance.