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When you take a photo with a digital camera it is HUGE! For example a 6 megapixel photo's dimensions are about 70cm x 50cm. they are also at least 200dpi when loaded onto the computer. This is great for printing the photos as you will get a really sharp image.

Not so great if you are loading them onto the internet! Why? Because they take FOREVER to load!

A quick lesson: Screen resolution is only 72dpi. And the majority of digital photos are actually bigger than your computer screen!

So before you load your photos onto your wiki you need to optimise them by resizing them!
NB: Make sure you save the resized photo as a new file or you will lose the original and the resized image will not print well.

So find your chosen program below and follow these easy steps:

Adobe Photoshop & Photoshop Elements


Once your photo is opened go to Image>Resize>Image Resize

Here you can resize your image in a few different ways. It is set up so that the image size information is in pixel measurement and document size. For you wiki 400 pixels is more than big enough. If you type in 400 to the first dimension, the second dimension will change to keep the image in proportion.

As you change the size of the image you will notice blue text notifying you of your image's current size and its previous size. To give you an idea, internet images really shouldn't need to be any bigger than 900k.

Once done press OK.
Save your image (being sure not to override the original) and you're done!

Macromedia Fireworks


To import your image go to File>Import then choose your file and click&drag the curser across the canvas.

Deselect the image. In the bottom toolbar click the button that says Image Size.

It is set up so that the image size information is in pixel measurement and document size. For you wiki 400 pixels is more than big enough. If you type in 400 to the first dimension, the second dimension will change to keep the image in proportion.

Once done press OK.
Export your image as Images Only (in the File menu)being sure not to override the original and you're done!

Paintshop Pro


Once your photo is opened go to Image>Resize

Here you can resize your image in a few different ways.
select pixels instead of percent in the first dropdown menu.
For you wiki 400 pixels is more than big enough. If you type in 400 to the first dimension, the second dimension will change to keep the image in proportion.

Once done press OK.
Save your image (being sure not to override the original) and you're done!