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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Resizing Digital Camera Photos

If you’re more familiar with resizing scanned images, you’ll find that resizing images from digital cameras is a bit different, primarily because scanners create high-resolution images (usually 300 ppi or more), but the default setting for most digital cameras usually produces an image that is large in physical dimension, but lower in ppi (usually 72 ppi). The trick is to decrease the physical size of your digital camera image (and increase its resolution) without losing any quality in your photo. Here’s the trick:

Step One:

Open the digital camera image that you want to resize. Press Ctrl-Shift-R (Mac: Command-Shift-R) to make Elements’ rulers visible. Check out the rulers to see the approximate dimensions of your ...

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