How to resize an image in Photoshop

How to resize an image in Photoshop
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke / Digital Camera World)

Knowing how to resize an image in Adobe Photoshop is a must-know skill for photographers and creatives. Luckily, it's really easy to do. The most common reason for needing to resize an image is to make the file size smaller but you may also need to change a file size so that you can print it.

Some of the best mirrorless cameras and best DSLRs have such high-resolution sensors that the file size of the images can be enormous. The Sony A7 IV, for example, produces 123MB of uncompressed raw files which are absolutely massive. Not only would it take forever to process, but if you're uploading multiple images you’ll run out of space before you know it. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.