resizing pictures



courtney young
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
I resized some jpeg pictures for e-mailing purposes and now I can't view the
pics as a thumbnail. Then when I printed it, it was too small. I also can't
view the pictures in any other picture programs for developing. How do I
restore the picture to it's original size?

Alan Smith
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
"courtney young" <courtney young@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F8311166-37AE-4B84-B10B-D7E056D753DB@microsoft.com...
>I resized some jpeg pictures for e-mailing purposes and now I can't view
>the
> pics as a thumbnail. Then when I printed it, it was too small. I also
> can't
> view the pictures in any other picture programs for developing. How do I
> restore the picture to it's original size?

You can't if you overwrote the original size.
In future when you resize a file give it a different name so you end up with
2 files- the origimal and the resized one.

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 02:26 AM
On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 13:46:05 -0700, courtney young wrote:

> I resized some jpeg pictures for e-mailing purposes and now I can't view the
> pics as a thumbnail. Then when I printed it, it was too small. I also can't
> view the pictures in any other picture programs for developing. How do I
> restore the picture to it's original size?

TIP: Whenever working with files of images, consider working with copies
instead of the originals. That way if mistakes happen, you still have the
originals on hand.

There is no good way that I know of to get satisfactory results enlarging a
JPG image that was already resized to smaller dimensions. The larger image
requires additional pixels - where are those going to come from? The
software used to enlarge the picture will try to fabricate some but usually
detail is lost and the results are blurry and/or jagged. Sorry.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


resizing pictures