How To Resize Photos Using GIMP

I must admit that I am still learning GIMP. So it is safe to say that I am not that expert in using GIMP in comparison to Photoshop. But if you are a minister, or someone that sends out e-newsletters, I think this post is best for you.

Have you ever sent a newsletter with your pictures? Do you ever wonder why sometimes your newsletter is hard to upload in your email and in return the recipients of your e-newsletters find it very hard to download your PDF e-newsletter?

The reason: The file pictures embedded are too large.

Solution: Resize your pictures first before pasting it to your Open Office Writer or Microsoft Word.

There are several ways in resizing photos, but in this post we will be using GIMP. What is GIMP by the way? GIMP is GNU Image Manipulation Program, a very good alternative of Photoshop. Photoshop will cost you something, but GIMP will cost you nothing, it is totally FREE. All you have to do is to download it through

Let us say that you already have downloaded the GIMP and already have installed it. Here's the intruction on how are you going to resize your pictures:

First, open the picture that you want to resize using GIMP.

Go to “Image” > Scale Image.

A new window will appear. If you are not sure on what pixel should you resize your picture, simply click the botton of the “Pixel” and change it to inches or millimeters, or whatever you prefer.

A good picture size for your newsletter should not be more than 100x100 pixel.

Click “Scale”.

Now you can cut and paste your pictures in your Open Office Writer or Microsoft Word without eating too much of space. That should do the trick concerning your pictures in your newsletter.

If you have anymore questions, please post it as a comment. Thanks!!!

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