Photoshop: Resizing image to specific dimensions for printing.
Hello I am Marianne. I have a question about resizing to a specific dimensions FOR PRINTING in Photoshop. I need the print to be 8 by 10 inches at 300ppi resolution. This means (8*300)=2400 pixels by (10*300)=3000 pixels. My current imzge is 4000 pixels by 5568 pixels so I need to DECREASE the size. So the way I was taught to do this is by using the crop tool RATHER THAN the image>size dialog box. The reason being that using image>size dialog I can specify ONLY ONE dimension and the other one is calculated by Photoshop (assuming Width and Height are linked and they need to stay linked) So we use the crop tool - we specify the Height and Width and resolution that we need in the options bar on top, then decide what part of the image to crop out. However, I would prefer IF AT ALL POSSIBLE NOT to crop the image. So what I noticed is in the image>size dialog box if we expand the dropdown menu where it says "Fit to" there are presets of various combinations of height, width and resolution. But the resolution is in Dpi (dots per inch) RATHER THAN Ppi (pixel per inch) For example it has a preset 8 by 10 at 300 Dpi. Dpi is NOT the same as Ppi so can we still use these presets to make the ENTIRE image smaller WITHOUT cropping? Have any of you used it, how exactly does it work? What do you do when you need to print specific size for your customers? Do you ACTUALLY crop the images or is there a better way that does NOT involve cropping? I hope you can help me figure this out, thank you very much, Marianne