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Image sizes.

Hi all.
I was wondering, why is the max image size 3072x3072? I have a Tawny Pug shot that would be a first for Maine on the guide but it's just slightly to big (I've cropped it as close as it can go).
Fyn Kynd

Just to be clear what we are
Just to be clear what we are talking about out, you can "resample" (Photoshop terminology) the image to reduce the pixel density while not changing the location of the borders.

Yes, in Photoshop
you click on Image and then on size and you can change the size of your image without cropping it. You can do the same in Google+, and it's free! Upload an image and then edit it, specifying the output size you want. Lots of possibilities. Check out the image manipulation software you use. If you have something that will crop your image, you almost certainly have something that will resize it.

Thanks john and jane balaban.
I use Irfanview and I cannot find a way to resize images... how do you do it on Google+?

Resampling in Irfanview
From the Irfanview FAQ:

1. Open an image.
2. Go to menu Image / Resize/Resample and reduce the image dimensions in pixels.

I got it!
Thanks so much John Vandyk!

Photo editing software will have an option to scale images to any pixel size you like.

image sizes
Use the "search" box and put in "image sizes" and then read the comments. You'll learn a lot about the recommended sizes for submitted photos. Keep in mind other than editors, you will be the only one who can see a larger size photo. The rest of us just see a photo that is 560 pixels at the longest side.

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