How To Keep Image Quality When Resizing Photoshop

Adobe created Photoshop, a robust software that provides a variety of tools for altering images, including the ability to resize them. However, a frequent problem encountered by users is the degradation of image quality after resizing, which is often due to improper resizing techniques. In this blog post, we will instruct you on how to preserve image quality when resizing in Photoshop.

Step 1: Open the Image in Photoshop

To get started, first, you need to open the image you would like to resize in Photoshop. You can do this by clicking on File > Open and selecting the image from your computer. Once the image has been loaded, you will be all set to start the resizing process.

Step 2: Open the Image Size Dialog Box

Next, navigate to the ‘Image’ menu and select the ‘Image Size’ option. This will open the Image Size Dialog Box, which is where you can adjust the image dimensions.

Step 3: Set the Resampling Method

Before adjusting the dimensions, it’s crucial to set the correct resampling method. Resampling is the process that Photoshop uses to add or remove pixels from your image during resizing. In the Image Size Dialog Box, you will find a dropdown menu for ‘Resample.’

If you are reducing the size of your image, it is recommended to use the ‘Bicubic Sharper’ option, which is designed for reduction. However, if you are increasing the size of your image, the ‘Bicubic Smoother’ option will be more suitable, as it is designed for enlargement.

Step 4: Adjust the Image Dimensions

Now that you have set the resampling method, you can adjust the width and height of the image. Make sure the ‘Constrain Proportions’ box is checked to maintain the image’s aspect ratio, preventing it from becoming distorted.

Step 5: Save the Resized Image

Once you are satisfied with the new dimensions, click ‘OK’ to resize the image. Lastly, remember to save your image by going to File > Save As to keep a copy of the resized image without losing the original.

File > Save As 


Resizing images in Photoshop without losing quality is a simple process once you understand the correct steps. By choosing the right resampling method and ensuring you maintain the aspect ratio, you can resize your images while keeping them looking sharp and clear.

Remember, practice makes perfect! So, don’t hesitate to experiment with different images and settings to find what works best for you. Happy editing!