I have a photo that is 1500 x 800 that I want to use in Facebook for the cover photo. The cover photo size is 851 x 315. In PSE Editor / Image / Resize, I change the 1500 to 851 but the height changes to 454.
Is there a way to get the height to 351?
You may resize without keeping aspect ratio in consideration. <constraint proportions checkbox>
Please see http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/getting-started/resize-photo s.html to know more.
If I understand you correctly, I can resize to the required size of 851 x 315 by unchecking the box for constrain proportions. I did uncheck the box and bingo, I put in the 851 x 315 and PSE is wise enough when I save the picture to modify the name, i.e. I didn't have to modify the name.
Thank you very much.
OK-got the pixel size right. But file size is 320 kb and should be less than 100. It is a JPG file not PNG. I don't know what a PNG file is. I uploaded the picture to Facebook successfully but the photo was too large I believe.
Facebook says "To get the fastest load times for your Page, upload an sRGB JPG file that's 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes. For images with your logo or text-based content, you may get a higher quality result by using a PNG file."
After doing the resize, you can choose to do File >> Save As and then choose PNG from the Types dropdown in Save dialog.
Alternatively you can choose to do File >> Save As and then reduce the quality of saved file by bringing the quality slider down. This quality dialog will appear once you have done Save as JPEG.
When you specify the height and width you want, you can at the same time specify the dpi. Yours is probably something like 240 dpi. All that is required for the web is a jpeg of 72dpi (and I understand for Facebook).
So change it to that. Should more than fix your file size limit.
If you are specifically looking for best way in PSE to resize images for web etc save for web solves your issue. http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/getting-started/save-web-fri endly-format.html
Quick, easy to use though powerful.