Crop, resize, and resample images in Photoshop Elements
Learn about various ways to change the size of images in Photoshop Elements. Also, find links to detailed instruction.
When you crop an image, you trim away material from the edges to show a smaller area, often for artistic reasons.
- For a more detailed definition and an example, see Photoshop Elements Visual Dictionary: Crop.
- For instructions on how to crop photos, see Crop an image in Photoshop Elements Help.
Resize, print dimensions, resolution
Resolution is the amount of detail in an image. It's measured by the number of dots (or pixels) per inch (DPI). Printing requires a higher resolution than viewing a photo on a computer monitor. For more information, see:
- Photoshop Elements Visual Dictionary: Resolution
- About image size and resolution
- About monitor resolution
- Change print dimensions and resolution without resampling
Resizing means changing a photo's print dimensions (the length and width). See Photoshop Elements Visual Dictionary: Resize.
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.
- For a more detailed definition, see Photoshop Elements Visual Dictionary: Resample.
- For instructions on how to resample photos, see Resample an image.