Resizing a photo can be necessary for a variety of situations. For instance, you may need a specific ratio for a print or a specific pixel size to share with social media. Mylio Photos can handle both scenarios with ease.
- Resizing or Cropping to a Specific Aspect Ratio
Resizing or cropping a photo to a specific aspect ratio can be necessary for various situations. The most common is for creating a print in a standard size. For example, a U.S. standard print size is 8×10 inches, which equates to a 4:5 aspect ratio. Let’s resize and crop a photo to fit.
- Open an image in Single Photo View that you wish to resize to a specific aspect ratio, then click the Crop icon in the right sidebar.
- Click Aspect Ratio at the bottom of Mylio Photos and select an aspect ratio or enter a custom aspect ratio. For this example, we’ll choose 5×7 inches.
- To move the image inside the crop, click inside the image and drag to reposition the image inside the crop rectangle.
- When happy with the results, press Enter on your keyboard or select Done at the bottom of Mylio Photos.
- Resizing to a Specific Pixel Size
Resizing an image to a specific pixel dimension is done during the Export process. You can export your image at its original size or enter new dimensions for the image to fit its long side. If necessary, crop your image to a specific aspect ratio or shape first, then export a specific pixel size.
A common reason for resizing the pixel dimension of a photo is to share it with friends and family via email or social media. Decreasing the pixel dimensions of an image makes the file size smaller and thus easier to email or upload. For example, let’s export a photo to post on Facebook, which recommends that photos be 1080 pixels wide.
- Select a photo that you wish to export, then click the Share icon in the right sidebar.
- Choose Export.
- Select a File Type of JPEG.
- Click on Resolution and enter a custom width of 1080.
- Choose a Quality of Medium.
- Click the Export button to export your photo.