Resize Images

In this tutorial, we talk about resizing images. This is useful, for example, when you need your image to be a specific size. Or when you want to email an image to a friend, and need to make it smaller.

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  1. billg

    I am trying to migrate from PC and Paint Shop Pro to Mac and maybe Pixelmator. Would like to know about print/plotting option features and scanners. This looks like a very complete photo and graphics system, I hope.
    ps looks to inexpensive.

  2. Andrius (Pixelmator Team)

    Could you drop us an email at with your questions about these features? We’ll help out. By the way, if you’d like to try Pixelmator out for yourself, we actually have a free 30-day trial, which you can download at the page below:

  3. Clara Montseny

    Hello, Can I choose the resampling method somehow? If not, which method does Pixelmator use? Thank you very much!

  4. Andrius (Pixelmator Team)


    Pixelmator chooses the best option from a few different resampling methods depending on the image. However, you can hold down the Option key as you click OK in the Image Size dialog to use nearest-neighbor interpolation, which is especially useful for pixel art.

  5. Mark Anthony

    We always look to like editing image every day. Previously, I always cropping or resizing images with photoshop. But now I think I will give a try with Pixelmator trial. You are sharing some impressive work.

  6. vicki

    hello, I understand the resizing image function but I am struggling to get my files down to 10mb. So how do I resize files to email or print. My files are very large and when I use an online printing service the files cannot upload to print. I cannot email them either as they are too large. But when I resize the images to as low as 4×6 with 300 DIP per inch I am finding the files are not able to upload to print.
    The files are varied from 57mb to 180mb.

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