File Sizing Images

Your files must be saved in the JPEG Format (Joint Photographic Experts Group - compression strategy) in order to upload your files successfully. This format creates an extension like this '.jpg' at the end of your file's name (example: flowers.jpg).

1. When you shoot an image using a digital camera, it will be stored on your camera's memory card. Take care not to delete the images you shoot before backing up them up first.  If you like, you may create a free account with Dropbox to upload your  images to a cloud server location.

2. Connect your memory card to the computer using either a card reader or via your camera's USB cable.  Then select and open the folder where you will find image files.

3. Select your image(s) by highlighting (use Shift or Cmd to select multiple images) them and dragging them to a temporary folder onto your computer

4. Open Photoshop on your computer and then open your first image you want to turn in by going to File > Open or File > Browse

5. Locate your image in your computer, select it, and click on Open.

6. Once your image is open, select Image > Image Size... from the menu bar at the top. 

7. From here a new window will open.

8. Working from the bottom up, make sure the Resample Image, Constrain Proportions and Scale Styles boxes at the bottom are all checked

9. Change Resolution to 72 pixels/inch 

10. In Pixel Dimensions, Change the Height to 1080 pixels. Do not change the Width... this will change on it's own. 

12. Click on OK to close the window.

How To Save Your Image File for Upload

1. Go to File / Save As in Photoshop's menu bar

2. A new window will pop up. Give your image a name - yournameassignmentnumber.jpg all in lower case letters with NO SPACES. 

Example: Joe Student's three images would be: 

3. Make sure you save it as a JPEG in the Format window


4. Choose where you want to save the work

5. Click Save

6. A new window will open giving you choices on how much you want to compress the file. The higher the number, the less the compression, the better image quality. Set this to 12 in Photoshop. 

Note: As JPEG's will compress files over and over again with repeated saves, it is best to ONLY SAVE AN IMAGE AS A JPEG ONCE. If you are working on a file, save it with either a .PSD (Photoshop format) or TIFF extension while you are working on it. Once all your changes are complete save it one last time as this chosen extension and then save it again with a .JPG extension. This way, if you need to go back and change the file again, you can open the file previous to the .JPG save, work on it, save it, and then save it again as a .JPG without losing any information.