I am attempting to resize an image from 480x800 to 320x240. Below are the results. The original image has an oval shaped circle whereas the re-sized image has a more spherical shape. Is it possible to re-size the original image so that the circle and rectangle are in their original proportions but smaller?

Is there (hopefully free) software that can achieve this ?

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3 Answers 3


Whatever you're doing, it's not working. You're not resizing proportionately.

see this if you can do with the help of gimp

cool solution for image resizing

  • "wherever i know your doing something wrong its not working from all corner." I dont understand ?
    – blue-sky
    Commented Sep 14, 2011 at 10:49
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    I believe English is not Jack's first language. I will try to edit so it makes more sense to a native speaker. Commented Sep 14, 2011 at 11:38
  • Jack, did I rewrite you incorrectly? If I misunderstood you, please rewrite your comment so it reflects what you intended. I did not edit your comment to belittle you, and I think it's great that you are so active in a foreign language. That particular sentence was really hard to understand, though. Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 11:09
  • no i agree, English is not at all my first language, I'll take care of this...to reduce ambiguity in my answers... your comment lead me to something, hope i'll improve my self as soon as possible
    – Jack
    Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 11:46

I think there is a free online one too. Like PhotoShop. Check here: http://pixlr.com/editor/


You can do it even in Paint:

1. Open your 480x800 image file in Paint
2. Ctrl + W
3. Resize and Skew window will pop up. Resize by Pixels
4. Verify that checkbox with Maintain aspect ratio is checked.
5. Write into vertical window 240 and click OK.
6. Your image will be resized to 144x240
7. Copy this image and create new file
8. Ctrl+W. Resize using pixel resizing while maingint aspect ration is unchecked.
9. Horisontal 320 and Vertical 240. Click OK
10.Paste image from clipboad and drag it to the center.
11.Congratulations ! :)

Here is the result

  • Thanks, what if the original image has a background, I dont think above method will still work without losing image quality?
    – blue-sky
    Commented Sep 14, 2011 at 10:06
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    this is how you maintain the shape. the keyword here is "aspect" or aspect ratio. It is the ONLY way to resize without changing the shape of the box. Regarding backgrounds, you will need to decide to: 1) CROP the image so the shape is the same, or 2) FILL in the extra background areas manually.
    – horatio
    Commented Sep 14, 2011 at 14:06

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