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A. Buskov
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Image resize problem

Mar 5, 2012 5:07 PM

Tags: #cs5 #help #fireworks

For the life of me I can't figure out why this isn't working properly. I've been resizing images this way for months now and I must have changed some setting or whatever cause it simply doesn't work. Please be kind if I'm posting improperly as this is my first time posting here.


Here's the situation. I have an image below at resolution 5000x2048.


When I trim the canvas everything works properly as seen below.


Due to the Trim canvas, the image is now 2071x1252. I want to resize the entire image to 1680 & keep proportions as shown below.


Here's where I run into problems. I've never had it do this before, and I can't figure out how to fix it. When I resize the image, I get the following.

As you can see, the canvas resized properly, but the vectors resized a whole lot smaller. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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    Mar 6, 2012 9:04 AM   in reply to A. Buskov

    That's perplexing. Just out of curiousity: Is everything a vector, or is it a mix of vectors and bitmaps? It appears that some of the components resized properly, where others did not.


    Since you know what dimensions you're shooting for, you could try reversing the order of things: resize, then trim. First figure out the percentage by which you were reducing the trimmed image size: 1680 / 2071 = 81.12%. Now apply that percentage to your initial image size: 5000 x 2048 becomes 4056 x 1661. Do the same sizing discrepancies occur? If not, then apply the Trim Canvas command, and you should be good to go.


    Alternatively, if you're resizing this graphic for output, you could simply use the Image Preview dialog instead (after trimming).


    Another troubleshooting idea: Have you tried saving the graphic immediately after applying the Trim command, and then resizing?


    Finally, how about using Modify > Transform > Numeric Transform... and then choosing either Resize or Scale?

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    Mar 7, 2012 11:11 AM   in reply to A. Buskov

    I'm glad you got something to work.


    My thinking was that perhaps somehow the Trim command was causing the glitch... that's why I suggested resizing first, to see if the same problem occurred. Or trying the Numeric Transform command, in case the Image Resize command is at fault. Perhaps the cause of this glitch will reveal itself to you later, in time. Otherwise, it could be a bug in the software, and it's good to narrow down exactly what triggers it.


    In a pinch, you can use Modify > Canvas > Canvas Size... to trim the canvas, but you need specific dimensions. Matt Stow once made his own "Fit Canvas and Trim Canvas" commands, but I have to admit I never felt a need for them:


    (See the February 18, 2008 posting for a description and download link.)

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