Chicago Botanic Garden


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Tips for resizing your photo for the Garden Photo Contest

From Robin Carlson, staff photographer


If you are using Photoshop:

  • Open your photo.
  • Go to the image dropdown menu and select 'Image Size'.
  • Enter 1024 in the top box for pixel width, and check the 'Resample Image' box.
  • Click 'OK', and save your image to your desktop.

If you are using iPhoto:

  • With your photo selected, go to the File menu and choose 'Export'.
  • Select 'Size > Medium', and click 'Export'.

Screen image of dialog box.

Screen image of dialog box.

If you don’t have any image editing software on your computer, you can use these free online resources to shrink your files: