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Size Matters. Here’s How To Resize Images The Right Way

By Peter Latriano | Basic Photo Editing Photo Editor Tutorials

Resizing your photos can be a dangerous game. It’s easy to overdo the modifications and accidentally distort your images, and the funhouse look isn’t the most flattering for photography. To help you change the sizing in your photos without losing detail or having them become stretched out, our Resize tool offers locked aspect ratios and pixel-by-pixel control. Using these professional yet user-friendly features, it’s incredibly easy to shrink or enlarge your photographs, without compromising quality. That scores some winning points with us!

An Editing Tool That Sizes Up

It's important to preserve detail and keep sharpness intact when resizing images. Luckily, you're in the right place to make it happen. To get started, upload your image to the Photo Editor by selecting the Open dropdown menu at the top of the page, or drag-and-drop an image right into the interface for even quicker uploading. In the Edit menu on the left, select Resize.

resize image tool by BeFunky
Pro Tip:

To get the exact print size you're looking for, you may need to use a combination of the Resize and Crop tools.

Never Blow It out of Proportion

Next, you need to decide whether to use the Lock Aspect Ratio feature or not. If you decide to use it, it will keep the dimensions in your photograph in proportion to one another. When you increase height, the width will grow right along with it. If you adjust the width, the height of your photo will automatically change as well, keeping sizing balanced. The best part, this step is super easy! The Lock Aspect Ratio will automatically be checked when you begin editing. If you want to use it, do nothing! If you would like to turn it off, just uncheck the box.

how to resize images in BeFunky
Pro Tip:

Although unchecking Lock Aspect Ratio gives you creative freedom, images can become distorted and appear squished if stretched too much. Use this feature with caution!

Simple and Precise

For the final step, it's time to adjust sizing. Not quite as easy as the previous step, but still pretty simple. Just click the up and down arrows under Width and Height to adjust the size on a pixel-by-pixel basis, or under X and Y if you prefer to work with percentages. If you know the exact dimensions needed, you can click on the number in the box and type in your new measurements. It's super easy to get the perfect dimensions for all your needs. So whether you’re preparing the perfect Facebook profile pic, adjusting an image to fit that picture frame you’ve been meaning to fill, or resizing for any other photo-specific needs, at BeFunky, we've got the winning tools and features to make it happen.

resize image tool by BeFunky
Pro Tip:

Increasing the resolution of a low res photo is called unpressing. If you do this, it will most likely cause distortion and blurring. So even though it can be tempting, don't increase resolution beyond a photos capacity.

Ready to step up your photo editing game? Try our Resize tool today and never worry about losing quality while resizing photos again.

Change The Size. Keep The Quality.

Photo Editing. Simplified