Cropping and resizing a photo in order to upload it for the directory

Thanks for contacting us about this. There have been many questions about this process, and most of the time, the issue is with this particular photo requirement:

  • No larger than 299x375 (pixels) or 75K (passport size) and no smaller than 10K

What we tend to find is that students attempt to upload photos that are too large and then sometimes they compress them down to a size that is actually below the requirement. If you try to upload a photo directly from a digital camera, it's almost certainly going to be too large. Fortunately, in most cases a crop and re-save of the file gets it down to the appropriate size.

Both Microsoft Windows and Apple OS-X have built-in, free software that is capable of resizing photos.


Here are some how-to videos for MS Paint if you're a Windows user. 

How to crop the picture: 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Crop-a-picture-using-Paint

How to resize the picture (get it to the required pixel dimensions: 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/resize-a-picture-using-paint  


And here's some information for Preview if you're working from a Mac:

http://www.wikihow.com/Resize-Pictures-(for-Macs) 

 

If you still have questions, please give us a call at the Technology Desk at 570.577.7777. 


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