Resizing an image for the PI League
Although each image editing program will be different, this guide will help you with most applications.
Before resizing, make sure that you have a copy of your file. There is nothing worse than resizing one of your best images without a backup. Resizing MUST BE the last step you perform in your work flow. Once the image has been reduced in size you should NEVER increase its size again as the imaging software will have to invent missing pixels to fill the gaps that now exist. If you are working in jpeg format save your image in Photoshop (.psd), Pspimage (.psp) or GIMP (xcf) format before you make any changes so that you will not degrade your image. Make the changes and flatten the image if you have used layers. You are then ready to resize.
- Menu > File > Open and select your image.
- Menu > Image > Resize (Paint Shop Pro), Menu > Image > Image size (Photoshop) or Menu > Image > Scale size (GIMP).
- In the dialog box enter the required dimensions in pixels. They will differ depending on the orientation of your image.
- If you have a landscape image you should enter 1400 pixels for the width in the dialog box.
- For a portrait image you should enter 1050 pixels for the height in the dialog box
- Make sure the “Constrain proportions” checkbox/ “Maintain Aspect Ratio” checkbox/chain link are checked to retain the relative ratio between height and width
Your image is now the correct size for the screen.
Don’t worry if the height (of landscape images) is less than 1050 px or the width of portrait images is less than (1400 px). These blank areas will be filled with black by the projection software.
Save in maximum jpeg quality