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How to resize an image using Pixlr (Web-based)

Pixlr, a cloud-based set of image-editing software, has made a lasting impression on us since its 2008 debut. The simple suite of apps offers many of the same basic functions you would find in Photoshop, such as image cropping and resizing, but requires no external software and leaves no footprint as it works entirely within your Web browser. Obviously, an active Internet connection is your ball-and-chain, but it’s a powerful tool for resizing images according to pixel dimensions if you don’t mind being tethered to the Web.

Pixlr Icon Step 1: Launch Pixlr in your browser and open your image. Head to the Pixlr homepage, click the Pixlr Editor option in the top navigation bar, and select the gray Open image from my computer button in the center of the page. Afterward, select your image from its save location in the resulting pop-up window and click the Open button in the bottom right-hand corner.

Step 2: Resize your image. Once the image is opened, click Image in the Pixlr top menu and choose Image Size from the resulting drop-down menu. A small pop-up window will appear housing various options for resizing and altering your image to your preferred pixel specifications. Select your desired width and height and make sure the “Constrain Proportions” box is checked as to maintain the proper proportions when rescaling your image. When finished, click the OK button in the top right-hand corner of the window.

Pixlr Editor Screenshots

What do you think of our guide on how to resize an image? What software do you use to get the job done? Let us know in the comments below.

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