When I resize a picture to make it bigger in Photoshop CS4, the photo goes all blurry. How can I correct this?

Question by Bean: When I resize a picture to make it bigger in Photoshop CS4, the photo goes all blurry. How can I correct this?
I have no idea how to use photoshop..
Myst, what the hell does that mean? Not much help are you?
Why do I have photoshop? Why do you think?
I didn’t add that its an old photo taken on a film camera that I scanned onto my computer.

Answer:

Answer by ~Myst~
Anything will go blurry unless it’s a Scalable Vector (svg).

Q&A: When I resize a picture to make it bigger in Photoshop CS4, the photo goes all blurry. How can I correct this?

Question by Bean: When I resize a picture to make it bigger in Photoshop CS4, the photo goes all blurry. How can I correct this?
I have no idea how to use photoshop.
I should add, its an old photo taken on a film camera that I scanned onto my computer.

Answer:

Answer by fhotoace
You don’t really need Photoshop to do that. You need to 1) shoot at your cameras highest resolution, 2) fill the frame in the camera so you don’t later have to throw away any of the image file and 3) make sure all your images are shot so not subject or camera movement causes blur

Spending $ 700 or so on CS4 to “fix” mistakes made in the camera is not a good economical strategy. Better so spend your money on a second lens and learn to use your camera to get the shots in the camera … an not need to use any photo program to fix mistakes

Q&A: Photoshop cs4 will not resize image, what can i do?

Question by Gee: Photoshop cs4 will not resize image, what can i do?
Im trying to resize an image on photoshop cs4 but it will not work at all. I dont want to free transform because i need it to be a specific size. I resized images before and for some reason it wont work now. Help!

Answer:

Answer by potato passion
Go to Image> Image Size and enter in the size from there? Hopefully that’ll do.

Q&A: How do I resize a chosen picture on photoshop cs4 extended?

Question by PJ: How do I resize a chosen picture on photoshop cs4 extended?
How do I resize a chosen picture on photoshop cs4 extended?

Details please! (Simple Details)

Thank You!

Best answer:

Answer by tatyinha
Click on ‘Image’ then ‘Image Size’

In most cases you want to change the numbers in the ‘Document Size’ box (you can change the numbers there or in the ‘Pixel Dimensions’ box if you have checked ‘Resample Image’, but NOT in both boxes).

If you check the Resample Box you have more flexibility with how big or small you can go, but you are altering the pixels in the image through a process called Interpolation. If you are making images bigger in most cases you want to select ‘Bicubic Smoother’ and for reductions select ‘Bicubic Sharper’.

If you have the resample box checked, always be sure to have ‘Constrain Proportions’ checked, to prevent your image to become deformed (if you reduce just the width for example, the image will looks squished and if enlarge it, it will look stretched out).

As for resolution: if you’re using it for the web in most cases 72 pixels/inch are enough, and for personal printing 300 pixels/per is good. If you are printing commercially you might need a higher resolution than 300 pixels/inch depending on how it is being printed).

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