10 Simple Steps to Resize and Print A Small Square Photo Using Power Point

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While I would love to own Photoshop, I don’t. For my needs, most photo editing can be done well enough with other software. So far, I can’t justify the purchase, no matter how much I want it.

A recent glass photo pendant project, required printed square 7/8 inch photos. For a quick project, I didn’t want to spend a ton of time figuring out how to size the photos.

In my former job, I used Power Point to quickly resize and print both large and small non-standard sizes. Once I remembered this, I knew Power Point could achieve the desired result without learning a new method.

No Photoshop? No problem.

Most Microsoft Office suites these days come with Power Point. As long as you have a photo cropped to the shape you want, you can easily resize and print in a jiffy.

No Photoshop required.

First, edit and crop your photo and save a copy. PicMonkey is my favorite for quick edits, but any photo editor that can crop a square photo will do. Once you have the photo, printing the desired size is simple:

10 Simple Steps to Resize and Print A Small Square Photo Using Power Point

1. Open a blank PowerPoint presentation. On the View tab, select Slide Master

The slide master view will open and the slide master tool bar will display at the top

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2. From the Slide Master tab, select Page Setup

The page setup menu will open

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3. Set Height and Width to desired size and select OK

Minimum width and height is 1 inch. Don’t worry if the photo you need is smaller. Just enter 1 inch – gridlines will be used to size smaller photos

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4. Select Close Master View

The slide master tool bar will be closed. The Home tool bar will be displayed

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5. On the View Tab, check Gridlines box

Also check the boxes for Ruler and Guides

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6. Click on the box next to ‘Show’ to open the Grid and Guides menu

The menu will be displayed

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7. Change spacing to 1/8″ Inches and select OK

Or select the appropriate fraction for the desired size and select OK

10 Simple Steps to Resize and Print A Small Square Photo Using Power Point | thisgratefulmama.com

8. From the Insert tab, select Picture

When the insert picture menu opens, navigate to the desired picture and select OK

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9. Use the grid lines and ruler to resize the image to 7/8 inches

The photo will be displayed, taking up the full size of the 1 inch x 1 inch slide. Use the ruler and grid lines to adjust the size as desired. This photo was re-sized to 7/8 x 7/8 inches

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10. Save the image and print

Be sure print settings are set to full-page slides

10 Simple Steps to Resize and Print A Small Square Photo Using Power Point | thisgratefulmama.com

This process will also work for other sizes and shapes. I recommend saving the blank 1 inch x 1 inch slide if you need more than one photo of the same size. You can use the same method to set any size you need. And, with sizes greater than 1 inch, you can skip the grid lines altogether!

Any size, any shape – in no time.

No Photoshop required.

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