Burghfield Camera Club | Resizing Images for DPI Competitions


Resizing Images for DPI Competitions

Entering DPI images for competition requires that they be resized to the generic resolution of the projector. Some projectors can resize images internally but this is not accurate enough for competition use.

Club rules require that DPI images are resized to not more than 1400 pixels horizontally and not more than 1050 pixels vertically.

DPIs submitted to SCPF competitions require two images to be submitted, one at the above resolution and one resized to not more  than 1400 pixels horizontally and not more than 1050 pixels vertically.


The following method of resizing uses Photoshop Elements 8 and describes resizing to 1400 by 1050. Other versions of Photoshop may differ slightly. To resize to 1400 by 1050 simply substitute the larger numbers.

1)  Open the image in Photoshop edit.

2)  In the dropdown menus select
Image : Resize : Image Size or type Alt+Ctrl+I

3)  You will find a box marked Pixel Dimensions containing numbers for Width and Height relating to the resolution of your camera.

4)  Either:
a) For Portrait or Square images - Change the Height to 1050. The width will automatically change.
or b) For Landscape images - Change the Width to 1400. Look at the Height. If it is greater than 1050 then change it to 1050.

5)  Once you are satisfied with the resolution click OK.

6)  Save the image to a new file name. (If you do not change the file name you may lose the original high definition image).

NOTE For internal competitions the image filename must be in the format
[Author+Distinctions]_[Title].jpg. Do not use '_' or '.' within your name or title.