I want to resize an Image for printing at 300 resolution in Photoshop, to 2 1/4 inches × 2 1/4 inches (square) In the document size dialog box. How do I enter the correct numbers to get the desired 2 1/4 × 2 1/4 inch image size? How do I divide one inch in points to get the ¼ inch?

  • Why can't you just enter the size in inches? Why are you converting to points at all? – Cai Dec 28 '16 at 2:41
  • Because I need to also resize to 2.3/8 and the points help to come up to the right numbers for pixels. 1/8" of it inch is not easy to figure. – Dion Dec 28 '16 at 3:54
  • But you don't need to come up with the number of pixels, Photoshop does that for you... you just enter 2.25 x 2.25 inch and 300 ppi and your done – Cai Dec 28 '16 at 6:23

Adobe Photoshop uses 72 points in an inch. So 1/4 inch equals 18 points. In your 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 inch example, resize to 162x162 points. If you are working in pixels, at a 300 ppi resolution, you'd resize to 675x675 pixels.

  • Thank you so much Dan! good job I double check it in Photoshop & bingo... – Dion Dec 28 '16 at 3:50
  • @Dion: welcome to Graphic Design! You may want to read What should I do when someone answers my question? in the Help center. – usr2564301 Dec 28 '16 at 4:17
  • Hi Dan, I still can't get it on the next one: how do I get to print a 2-3/8" X 2-3/8" in pixels to enter in point? (300 resolution) (Please) – Dion Dec 28 '16 at 4:23

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