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Mon, Dec 17, 2012 12:06 PM

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Photoshop: Target size in Megapixels of image while resizing it

In CS6 and Elements, when resizing an image, it would be extremely useful to have the target image size written in the resize dialog box as one writes the new X and Y values in the input boxes.

Actually, the best would be a slider to resize the image to a desired maximum number of pixels, while maintaining the original aspect ratio.

This would be appreciated when resizing huge panoramas for sites that only allow images of a maximum pixel size... for example, 50 Mpixels...

Right now I have to open the calculator to multiply X and Y to find out the final size, using a trial and error method, before hitting OK.

Thank you for your attention and best regards,
Giorgio.

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8 years ago

In Photoshop the final size of the image is visible in the image size dialog, and I believe it is also visible in Elements.

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8 years ago

It looks to me like this is not the width x height but some other dimension, probably the storage required on disk. In other words: it is called "Pixel Dimension" but it's the MB dimension on disk.

In fact, 1177 x 723 should be 850971 instead of 2.43M... Could it be a little bug?

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No, that is the uncompressed size of the flat image.
1177 * 723 * 3 bytes per pixel = 2552913 bytes = 2.4346 Megabytes

The size on disk would depend on many other factors.

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Well, then it would be great to have the size of the flat image divided by 3 written right besides it. Otherwise I still have to use the calculator in order to know the pixel size (Width x Height) of the target image.