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Reducing an image

Reducing an image

RE: Reducing an image

The Only problem I see, is it looses its transparency, being a gif and all but otherwise the resize feature does a good job of keeping it nice and crisp.

Can you explain a bit more what it is that happens to the image?

But for starters I would make sure that when you resize you have the new dimensions set in pixels as opposed to percentages.

Also what version of Paint Shop Pro are you using?

Ignorance is not necessarily Bliss, case in point:
Unknown has caused an Unknown Error on Unknown and must be shutdown to prevent damage to Unknown.

RE: Reducing an image

I gave it a whirl, and this is what I get:

Ignorance is not necessarily Bliss, case in point:
Unknown has caused an Unknown Error on Unknown and must be shutdown to prevent damage to Unknown.

RE: Reducing an image

It becomes distorted if you don't keep the aspect ratio the same.  When resizing an image in PSP, there's a box at the bottom to maintain the aspect ratio of the source file.  Make sure this is checked when you resize the image.

Good luck,

RE: Reducing an image

I discovered today that you can reduce the pixel size of an image in Paint Shop if you do it as a .bmp - then it doesn't distort, or was that just luck?

vacunita, thanks. That's not at all bad, and it works as a transparent gif on my new #C5C5D6 background.

lhuegele, you lose the correct shape (dimensions) of the image in that case. Are you sure that's a good idea?

RE: Reducing an image

That's what happens when you resize an image.  Unless your original image has the same aspect ratio, when you resize it, one of the measurments will be a little off.  Here's an example:

If you have an image that's 100 pixels wide by 100 pixels high, the aspect ratio is 1:1 (or 1 as expressed in PSP).  Your original image is 105x104 which is an aspect ratio of 1.0096 and your new size of 80x79 is actually an aspect ratio of 1.01265.  This creates the distortion, not to mention the fact that your original file is only ~72dpi.

Personally, I work with master files that are HUGE, at least 1500 pixels wide.  When I resize those down to what I need for web publishing (which is usually ~200-500 wide) I get little if any distortion with my resultant file.

While your bitmap trick does create less distortion, there is still pixelation of your resultant file, especially around the text parts.

Good luck,

RE: Reducing an image

Sorry it took me a while to get back to you, folks. In fact I have solved the problem above, and thanks for your help. Now I have another problem. I need to change the 'main colour' of this Paint Shop Pro image to #C5C5D6: http://www.handscombes.com/images/fsa_logo_image_tester.psp

I have been trying to do it using Colours > Adjust > Hue Map,  and I can certainly make the kind of change I need, but I'll only get there by trial and error. I want to just paste in #C5C5D6 and get the correct colour. Is there a way of doing this?

I've also tried using the Red/Green/Blue command, but the Help Menu says "To use the Red/Green/Blue command on a selection, the image must be a 24-bit colour image. This is not an option on Colours > Decrease or Increase Colour Depth. So I'm a bit lost... :(

Any ideas?



RE: Reducing an image

Have you tried to use the "color replacer" tool?

RE: Reducing an image

Hi, lhuegele,

Indeed I have! I've just learned to use the "colour replacer" tool properly today, and I've got a result. It worked: http://www.handscombes.com/images/fsa_logo_mauve_dkr.gif

Thanks for confirming that that was the way to go. I appreciate your help. :)



RE: Reducing an image

Glad to hear it!  :)

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