Preparing to launch your Fund it Campaign: Resizing Images

Posted on Wednesday July 28th 2021

Your project image is the first impression that people will get of your Project, it is the image shared on social media and sets the tone for your Project. Draw people in with something eye-catching and relevant. Here is some advice for getting your image just right and giving the desired impression for your Project:

  • Avoid using logos. They are non-informative and boring. 
  • The maximum file size is 1mb on Fund it. This refers to the file as opposed to the size of the image. Once you have the image as you so desire, most image editors will give you the option to compress the file when saving. 

If you need a little extra help with resizing your images for your campaign, the following steps will walk you through the process according to your favoured editing software: 

Photoshop

  • Open your image(s) in Photoshop. 
  • Open image size → Hover over the image tab in the top left of your tab where a menu will drop down – click on ‘image size’. 
  • You’ll notice a number of options giving you control over the dimensions/resolution of your image. 
  • Make sure the link icon is ON (circled in example below). This will ensure that you’re not accidentally distorting the width/height of your image. 

  • Try to keep the resolution close to 300 pixels/inch to retain image quality. Adjust either the width or height (may be listed as inches or pixels) until ‘Image Size’ reads 1M or slightly under.  
  • Now save a copy of your image! We suggest saving as, rather than just saving, so that you still have your original image in its full resolution to use in the future. 

Preview on a Mac

  • Open your image(s) in Preview by right-clicking and selecting “open.” If Preview is not the default app, you’ll need to right-click the image(s) and then hover over “open with” followed by “preview.” 
  • You can resize multiple images at once by selecting all desired by holding down the command button and clicking each thumbnail you would like to edit. 
  • Go to “tools” in the top toolbar and then select “adjust size.” 
  • Make sure to tick the “scale proportionally” box as this will ensure that you’re not accidentally distorting the width/height of your image. 
  • Adjust the dimensions, while keeping the resolution as close to 300dpi as possible. You should be able to see the new predicted size at the bottom of the pop up. 
  • Click “OK.” Then “file” in the top toolbar and lastly, “save.” 

Windows Photo App

  • Open your image(s) in the Photos app by double clicking on the file. The Photos app should be the default photo viewer for most Windows operating systems. 
  • Once opened, click the three dots in the top-right corner, then click “resize.” 
  • When the pop-up menu appears, choose “define custom dimensions.” 
  • Make sure to tick the “maintain aspect ratio” box as this will ensure that you’re not accidentally distorting the width/height of your image. 
  • Adjust the dimensions, while keeping the quality bar as high as possible. 
  • Now save a copy of your image! We suggest saving as, rather than just saving, so that you still have your original image in its full resolution to use in the future. 

Unfortunately, this app will not give you a new predicted size so you will have to adjust, save, and then check the new image size via your finder. 

Microsoft Paint 

  • We recommend first saving a copy of your image and resizing the copy with this specific app. This way you still have your original image in its full resolution to use in the future.  
  • Start the Paint app and open the image you would like to resize by clicking “file,” then “open” and choosing from your computer files. 
  • Go to “home” in the top toolbar and then select “resize.” 
  • When the pop up menu appears, make sure to tick the “maintain aspect ratio” box as this will ensure that you’re not accidentally distorting the width/height of your image. 
  • You can set the size by percentage by changing the percentage to something less than 100.
  • Now save a copy of your image by going to “file” and then “save as.”
As always, the Fund it moderators are around if you need a little extra help! For more tips and advice, you can also check out our other Toolkits and Creator Handbook at the links below:
  • https://fundit.ie/info/toolkits/
  • https://fundit.ie/info/creator-handbook/

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