How to shrink an image in pixlr

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Resize canvas, images, layers and rotated objects in Pixlr Editor

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Resize your image

Resizing an image in Pixlr Editor is easy. With an image open, choose Image > Image Size and resize the image by entering the desired size or using the built-in sliders. If you want your image to have the same aspect ratio after resizing (most likely if you’re editing photos you’ve taken), you need to make sure the “Constrain aspect ratio” option is checked. In this option, increase the height or length and Pixlr will calculate the rest. Not using constrained aspect ratios means your image may look “stretched” after resizing.

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Note: canvas size is different from picture size

You can also change the size of your canvas. The canvas is the “Background” layer on which each new image opened in Pixlr is based. It’s your workspace and you can make it as big as you want. Your image will not be affected. You can also rotate your canvas or flip it horizontally or vertically.

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Also note that when resizing your canvas there is no option to limit the aspect ratio as you will not be changing the image itself, but the canvas it is resting on. Also note that you can choose where the image will be anchored when you resize your canvas. Here, for example, my image will end up in the lower right corner of my resized canvas: 

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Free transform: quick and easy resizing

You can also use the free transform feature to resize layers. You won’t have the same level of control over the specific size, but it’s a quick and easy way to resize an image. Choose Edit > Free Transform and drag the blue corner handles until the image is the right size. 

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Want to resize quickly but keep the same aspect ratio? Hold down the Shift key while resizing.

Rotate an image or layer

Corners also feature a rotate option, which lets you rotate or skew your image by hand. Just hover your mouse over the corners to see the rotate option as shown in the image below. An important detail to consider is that text cannot be rotated in this way unless you first rasterize the text, which turns your text into a layer that is an image (and no longer text). 

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align objects

There is no grid (grid lines) or ruler in Pixlr Editor at the moment, but it is a popular user request that we hope to implement in the future.

compress an image

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Microsoft Picture Manager’s compression options reduce both file size and image dimensions depending on how you intend to use the image, such as in web pages or messages electronics.

Latest versions Office 2007 – 2010

  1. Select the image you want to compress.

  2. Click the Picture Tools Format tab, then click Compress Pictures .

  3. Do one of the following:

    1. To compress your images for inclusion in a document, under Resolution , click Print .

    2. To compress your images for posting to a web page, under Resolution , click Web .

    3. To compress your images for sending in an email, under Resolution , click Email .

    Some images only allow one or two of these options.

  4. Click OK and name and save the compressed image somewhere you can find it.

Note:  You can undo the compression by clicking Reset Image . Compression changes will not be saved until you explicitly save them.

  1. Select the image you want to compress.

  2. On the Image menu , click Compress Images .

  3. Do one of the following:

    1. To compress your images for inclusion in a document, under Compress for , click Documents .

    2. To compress your images for posting to a web page, under Compress for , click Web Pages .

    3. To compress your images to send in an email, under Compress for , click Emails .

  4. Click OK .

NOTE:  You can undo the compression by clicking Undo Image Compression on the Edit menu . Compression changes will not be saved until you explicitly save them.

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