Apple Mac – resizing your images for emailing
There are several software options available for images on a Mac. One of the easier packages is called Dropfix. To download the software click here and click on “Download Now”. Follow the instructions on screen.
The Dropfix dialogue box is split into three sections. You have to set these up before you open the files to be resized.
Resizing parameters – used to define the proportion of the final images. You can either resize the image as a percentage of the original (e.g 25%) or you can resize it by pixels. For assignments submitted to the College we ask that you use the latter method. Enter the values 1024 (W) and 768 (H) in the relevant boxes.
File format – the preferred format is JPEG at the highest quality. PNG is a Mac format and cannot be read by most Windows programmes.
Rename images – this is not required for assignments submitted. Dropfix renames images resized by using the original file name adding a three digit numerical extension.
Selecting the images
When you have finished setting up the parameters, you can select the images to be resized. You have two options here: you either select an individual image or a folder of images. Select File > Open folder and resize.
Now select the folder of images. You will be prompted to specify a folder where the resized images must be saved. Select the original folder.
A dialogue box will pop up when the process is complete. Click OK
If you open the Folder you will note that the original images and the resized images are saved there. You can now select the resized images and email these.