Pixlr is a free, online photo-editing tool. Click here if you would like to know more.
This guide shows you how you can use Pixlr to resize images so that they will work within the eCreator templates. It assumes you have already found and saved an image you'd like to use to your computer.
Locate the image size to use from the eCreator template
When you need to replace an image within the eCreator template, it will advise you of the correct size and file format for the image within the popup window that appears after clicking on the pencil icon.
The width will always be listed first, followed by the height, in pixels.
Open the image in Pixlr
Click Open image from computer.
Navigate to the file on your computer, click on its name and click on Open again.
The image will be loaded into Pixlr.
Resize the image in Pixlr
Click on the Image menu from the top of the screen, followed by Image size.
You will now be able to amend the image to the size given in the eCreator window. It is unlikely that your image will be in the correct aspect ratio therefore you will probably need to adjust either the height or width first and then crop the other option. For example:
- If your image is in landscape, resize the height and then crop the width, if necessary.
- If your image is in portrait, resize the width and then crop the height, if necessary.
Here is an example of the image being amended to 172 pixels high:
If the width is now correct, you do not need to do crop the image.
Either way, click on OK within the popup to save the new size.
Crop the image
Click on the Image menu from the top of the screen, followed by Canvas size.
Amend the other value you need to correct. In this example, we have amended the width (as the height was adjusted first) to 287 pixels:
The anchor option tells you which part of the image will be saved when it is cropped. In the above example, we would keep the top left-hand corner so would crop the bottom right-hand corner (of the right-hand side in this case as our height is correct). You can amend which area you keep (the middle, for example) by clicking on the grid.
Click on OK.
The image will be cropped to the size you need.
Save the image
Click on File, followed by Save.
Choose the correct file format from the options in the Format dropdown menu. In the example we are using above, we need to select JPEG.
Navigate to a different folder, if required, using the options on the left-hand side, give your file a name and click on OK.
You will now be able to upload the image to your eCreator page.