- Resizing images can be a real hassle due to the loss of quality you might experience.
- With the right tools, you can perform quick, clean image resizing with minimal or no impact on quality.
- On the other hand, you can also use Compression Software to reduce the size and still get crisp-looking photos.
- Explore more useful editing tools in our Digital Photography Hub.
Manipulating images is quite an important task in the digital era. Do you want to alter the size, change the resolution, or simply edit your pictures without losing quality in the process?
It can be done with an enormous variety of programs, but we decided to focus on the top 3.
Thing is, you don’t really want to resize the photo. This operation will only change the size while keeping the same number of pixels.
What you want to do is to resample it. So make sure to check the video and tools below.
How do I resize an image without losing quality?
As you’ll see below, that’s not the case when using Adobe Spark.
An abundance of features and overall simplicity are waiting for you, so let us help you when it comes to your questions about the resizing process.
Here’s how to resize an image in Adobe Spark:
- Download Adobe Spark free on your desktop.
- Look for the image resizer tool in your workspace. More precisely, you may find it in the sidebar under Resize.
- Click on your image to get to the image editing menu.
- Up next, simply drag the handle to adjust the size as per your convenience.
- You may also select the Move Freely option to explore capabilities such as crop, shape crop, and more creative resize options.
- After uploading your content, add text and graphics or get even more creative and make a photo collage of multiple images.
- Your design gets saved so that you return and make additional changes at any time.
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Adobe Photoshop is, as we’re all aware, the most used premium image editing tool. This isn’t a free tool, and it takes some time to process the immense capabilities it offers.
It’s an obvious choice for all professional users, but, once you get the hold of it, it’s rather simple to use even if you’re a newbie. At least for minor tweaks.
Of course, the final result is much better than on other similar programs.
Here’s how to resize an image in Adobe Photoshop:
- Open Photoshop and drag and drop the image you want to resize on the working surface.
- Click Image in the main menu and select Image size from the contextual menu.
- Now, you select Pixels in the right tab and select the size that pleases you.
- Check the Resample box and select Preserve Details (enlargement) from the drop-down menu.
- Choose the noise reduction percentage and click OK to finally resize the image.
- After that, click File > Save as, and save your image, preferably, in the PNG format.
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GIMP is one of the best free tools you can use for basically everything regarding images.
It’s like the more modest free version of Adobe Photoshop with myriad features and tools that make it an incredibly viable option for home users.
Of course, besides the standard editing and optimizing, you can enlarge images with GIMP. And even without them losing little to none of their original quality in the process.
Here’s how to resize an image in GIMP:
- Open GIMP and drag your image in the main working window
- Click on Image in the main menu and then click on Scale Image
- Select the preferred output resolution. In this example, we doubled the image resolution (from 700 x 700 to 1400 x 1400).
- Under the Quality > Interpolation, select Sinc (Lanczos3).
- Click on Scale to resize the image.
- Now, click on File > Overwrite…: image name: to overwrite the image while keeping the import format.
- And that’s it. If you’re keen to keep the original image, make sure to back it up.
That’s it. We hope this was enough to get you started.
Every noted program has its pros and cons, but the important thing is that all can meet your needs regarding the lossless image resizing, or rather image resampling.
Try the best one that suits your needs and keep in mind that there are other tools to create the best photos.
If you have any alternative programs to recommend or questions regarding the ones we presented above, do tell. You can do so in the comments section below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.