I am trying to find an online photo editor that allows you to resize the dimensions of a photo and also change the resolution or photo size so that I can possibly add a few photos to my blog posts while in Italy this summer.
I am pretty sure that the resolution needs to be at 72 and not 180 in order for photos to upload on this blog or at least that is what I do when editing photos using Adobe Photoshop Elements. I need to find a program that does not need to be downloaded onto the computer as I will be using hotel/B&B computers. I also am looking for a program that does not require registration. My other concern is making sure that my original image won't be permanently modified.
After doing a google search, I started out by trying ResizeImage. This is a very basic editing program. It basically just resizes images to a few set sizes and crops images.
I continued to search and found Pixlr. This photo editing program has quite a few more features but it did not seem very user friendly to me.
Then I tried FotoFlexer. I found this photo editing program to be very user friendly. The only problem I found with this editing program was that again, I was not able to change the resolution size.
I searched some more and found Picnik. This program seems very similar to FotoFlexer except it also allows you to change the photo size (not just the dimensions) of your photo, which I believe will solve the resolution issue so that I can upload photos to this blog.
While trying out Picnik, I played around with a few of the other features and created this photo. Pretty cool, huh?
Does anyone know of any other good online photo editing programs that are easy to use? Any tips on how to do this without modifying my original files?
**Editing to this post to add: Thank you Jonas for your comment pointing me in the direction of Pixlr Photo Express. It does just what I am looking for - adjusts the dimensions and changes the resolution size.
To use this program, you click on the Open image from computer folder to upload a photo, then click on Basic, and then click on Resize. Make sure to rename the photo when saving it so that the original file will not be affected (very important step)!!
Now that I have this problem solved, as long as I have access to computers with usb drives available, I should be able to add a photo or two to my blog posts (when I have the extra time). I guess this means I need to stop procrastinating now and start preparing for my trip!!
**Editing to this post again to add: Thanks Kim for the clarification that photos don't have to be reduced to 72 ppi. They can be 180 or 300 but will just take longer to load.