5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 23, 2017 2:17 PM by davescm

    Scale problem


      If i have a high quality image and i resize it to be smaller the quality of my image decreases a lot.

      That's not normal and i don't know what to do, help me pls.

        • 1. Re: Scale problem
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          If you reduce the size with "Resample" checked then you are throwing away pixels so it is bound to deteriorate, even with the best resampling algorithm


          If you are trying to get to a specific pixel size then that is unavoidable.


          If you are reducing the size in mm or inches - make sure you do not have the Resolution set too low (you could even uncheck resample and no pixels will be lost, the resolution is increased to compensate for the reduced reported size in inches)



          • 2. Re: Scale problem
            greets24561439 Level 1

            I've already tried this and it still doesn't work, the picture is still completely broken. I tried to resize te same picture on my friend's mac and it worked perfectly. But thank you for the answer.

            • 3. Re: Scale problem
              davescm Adobe Community Professional

              Can you post a screenshot of the Image size box just before you click OK and a screenshot at 100% of the downsized image (just show a part that is broken if the content can't be shared)



              • 4. Re: Scale problem
                greets24561439 Level 1

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                • 5. Re: Scale problem
                  davescm Adobe Community Professional

                  Hi - that box shows that you are significantly increasing the pixel size not decreasing it


                  Your image ends up at 2446px x 1181 px with a file size of 8.26M) but the starting point is only 580 x 280 px (475.8k).

                  Generally - for an increase in size I would say use Preserve Details or Bicubic Smoother as the algorithm rather than Automatic. These may work better but neither are going to give you brilliant results with a such a high increase in pixel size.



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