i need to resize an image to exact size, how?

  cheerup347 15:05 25 Nov 2005

i need to get a few images to be sized at 4.61cm by 3.58 cm

i have tried this in word and paint but they dont work, in word whenever i enter a measurement the other changes to one i dont want.

please help, i need a reply soon!


  VoG II 15:07 25 Nov 2005

Try IrfanView click here

  Chris Webster 15:10 25 Nov 2005

If you're using XP try this free image resizer click here I use it all the time.

Cheers Chris.

  cheerup347 15:18 25 Nov 2005

to chris...how do i open this, i have installed it buy how do i open it???

  kro 15:19 25 Nov 2005

MS Picture Manager allows customs resizing. It asks for pixels:

Paint states 150 pixels per inch = 59.055 per cm

4.61 cm x 59.055 = 272.245
3.58 cm x 59.055 = 211.417

Isn't maths wonderful.

  Chris Webster 15:23 25 Nov 2005


Just right click on the image you want to resize and it's in the menu that comes up, if you click the advanced box on the resizer window that comes up you can do custom sizes but you'll have to state the size in pixels.

Cheers Chris.

  hssutton 15:26 25 Nov 2005

Whatever program you use, you will need to uncheck "preserve aspect ratio", but by doing this you will distort the image to a lesser/greater extent, depending on the original size. So you may find that cropping the image will be the best way to go.

Most image editors will do what you want, however for one of the best freeware editors click here

  GroupFC 15:27 25 Nov 2005

I think in word to change the size independently you need to right click on the picture, select format picture>size and untick the box "lock aspect ratio".

  GroupFC 15:28 25 Nov 2005

You beat me to it again and a more complete reply too!!

  ACOLYTE 15:29 25 Nov 2005

Make sure preserve aspect ratio isnt ticked if it has that option,cos the numbers u enter will copy the same width and hight.

  cheerup347 15:50 25 Nov 2005

it was the untick aspect ratio that made my day...lol

yep, thats sorted it, im doing it in word and would like to thank everyone that said how to do it


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