Resize Images in Photoshop Without Stretching

Resize Images in Photoshop

Photoshop might be difficult to use when resizing images, but there are a few easy steps you can follow to resize without stretching or even batch resize several photos. This tutorial is designed to help you become an expert at resizing images.

How to Resize Images in Photoshop Without Stretching

Step 1: Open the Image in Photoshop.

Initially, launch Photoshop and import the picture you wish to resize. This can be accomplished by dragging your image into Photoshop or selecting File > Open.

Step 2: Choose the Picture Size.

Click the Create New Action button in the Actions panel. After giving your action a name, click Record. Choose your preferred proportions and follow the previously described resizing processes (Image > Image Size).

Step 3: Continue Using the Aspect Ratio

To ensure your image doesn’t stretch, check the Constrain Proportions or Link Icon (depending on your version of Photoshop). This option locks the width and height ratios together.

Step 4: Enter New Dimensions

Input the new dimensions of the image. The other dimension’s automated adjustment will maintain the aspect ratio. This step ensures that your image will be resized proportionately and without distortion.

Step 5: Implement the Modifications

Click OK to apply the changes. Your image will be resized without being stretched by doing this.

How Do I Resize a Lot of Photos in Photoshop?

Step 1: Create an Action

We’ll use Photoshop’s Actions function to resize numerous photographs. Open an image that you wish to resize first. Next, select Window > Actions to bring up the Actions panel.

Step 2: Record the Action

Tap the New Action button at the bottom of the Action pane. Name your action, and then click Record. Perform the resizing steps (Image > Image Size), and enter your desired dimensions.

Step 3: Stop the Recording

Once you’ve resized the image, click the Stop button in the Actions panel. Your resizing action is now saved and can be applied to multiple images.

Step 4: Batch Process the Images

To resize multiple photos, go to File > Automate > Batch. In the dialog box, select the action you created and choose the folder containing the images you want to resize. Make sure to specify the destination folder where you want the resized images to be saved.

Step 5: Start the Batch Process

Click OK to start the batch resizing process. Photoshop will automatically apply the resizing action to all the images in the selected folder.

Tips for Better Results

Use High-Resolution Images

Starting with high-resolution images ensures that resizing won’t compromise quality. Low-resolution images can become pixelated when resized.

Experiment with Different Dimensions

Don’t be afraid to try different dimensions to see what works best for your needs. You can always undo changes if you’re not satisfied with the results.

Save a Copy

Before resizing, save a copy of your original image. This way, you can continuously go back to the unique if required.

Utilize Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts like Ctrl + Alt + I (Windows) or Cmd + Option + I (Mac) to open the Image Size dialog can speed up your workflow.


Resizing images in Photoshop is a skill that becomes easier with practice. By following these steps, you can resize your images without stretching and handle multiple photos efficiently. Happy editing!

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