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
2. From the Slide Master tab, select Page Setup
The page setup menu will open
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
4. Select Close Master View
The slide master tool bar will be closed. The Home tool bar will be displayed
5. On the View Tab, check Gridlines box
Also check the boxes for Ruler and Guides
6. Click on the box next to ‘Show’ to open the Grid and Guides menu
The menu will be displayed
7. Change spacing to 1/8″ Inches and select OK
Or select the appropriate fraction for the desired size and select OK
8. From the Insert tab, select Picture
When the insert picture menu opens, navigate to the desired picture and select OK
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
10. Save the image and print
Be sure print settings are set to full-page slides
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.