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Da Wizzard
DaWizzard at 7:48PM, March 23, 2011
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Im starting a new comic and i uploaded the first chapter but it was so big can any one give me some perimeter measurements that can make it fit to a more adjusted size. i have the shrink the window to 50 % to see the whole page in the window. than you for any assistance
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Genejoke at 12:26AM, March 24, 2011
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resize it toa width of 640 or 800 pixels wide. in photoshop click the drop down image tab and you have canvas size and scale image or resize image I can't remember. you DO NOT want to alter canvas size as it doesn't change the actual picture size.
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ayesinback at 6:39AM, March 24, 2011
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Confirming what Genejoke wrote, in Photoshop select image size under the image tab, but before tweaking pixels, make sure you indicate a 72 dpi first.

I generally work with a 300 dpi, 8.5 X 11 canvas size (because that's the largest trim size my scanner allows), which is a huge file (24+M). But as soon as you downsize the 300 dpi to 72, the file size drops to less than 1.5M and you get workable pixel dimensions for the web (612 X 792)

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Tim Wellman at 12:00PM, March 24, 2011
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I usually leave the working size alone in Photoshop because it doesn't do such a great job of reducing file size. I work at 600dpi, 7x10.5 inches (the print comic book standard).

Download this program
http://www.irfanview.com/
it's freeware.

Then, you can load up full-sized images in it and resize to 600 pixels wide (you can go up to 800 or so for DD comics, but if you can see the lettering and artwork OK at 600, stick with that because more of your comic page will be visible without scrolling down.)

In Irfanview, resize, change the dpi to 72, then save as a jpg at 90%. This usually results in an image that is at least 50% the file size as one saved in Photoshop at the same size.
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