We have all clicked on a thumbnail only to be disappointed by a microscopic photo of the same size. With Adobe Photoshop it is easy to enlarge an image so you can view it without a magnifying glass. You might want to resize a photo to post it on Facebook or e-mail it to family and friends. In some cases, resizing a photo distorts the image, but that might not be a concern, especially if you plan on manipulating it further.
Launch the Adobe Photoshop program.
Open your photo so that it appears in the Photoshop workspace. If you need help, learn here:
Left click “Image” located in the upper left corner of your screen.
A drop-down menu will appear. Scroll down until you find “Image Size” and left click.
An “Image Size” window will appear. The first two values listed are “Width” and “Height” which determine the size of your photo in pixels. My photo is 100 pixels x 100 pixels, very small.
Place your curser in the “Width” box and delete the value (in my case, “100”). Enter a larger value, such as “500.” When you adjust the width, Photoshop will automatically adjust the height.
Click “OK” in the upper right corner of the “Image Size” window.
If you are unhappy with the result, repeat the entire process, fiddling with the width and height. Once satisfied, you can save the resized image to your desktop as a JPEG (a format viewable almost anywhere) or continue manipulating it.
If you do not know how to save a photo, that will be covered in another tutorial.