How to crop an image to a specific size

Depending on the size of camera sensors, digital images are a variety of sizes when viewed on a monitor screen. Once you have edited and cropped your image it will be at yet another size, but digital images submitted for judging at the club have to be no more than 1024 pixels in width and 768 pixels in height. In order to maximise the size of your image on the data projector screen, and make the biggest impact, you should aim to have your finished image sized at 1024x768 pixels.

How can you easily crop a large image down to exactly 1024x768 pixels? Just follow these easy steps...

  1. Select the crop tool
  2. Enter the exact size in the Options Bar at the top of the screen


  3. Drag out the cropping border by clicking in the top left of your image and dragging across towards the bottom right. Stop anywhere you like and then make adjustments by clicking on any of the four corner handles. You can also move the entire crop and reposition it anywhere on your image - just move your mouse cursor inside the frame and it will change into a black arrow, then click and hold and drag the crop anywhere on your image.
  4. When you are happy with the crop, hit Enter and the image will be resized to the finished size you selected in step 2.
  5. Save the image.

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