JPEG is an acronym for Joint Photographic Experts Group which represents a graphic file format. It enables the creator of an image to balance file size with image quality. Here let’s cite an example – users who demand better picture fidelity can reduce compression, increase quality and increase file size. On the other hand, those who prefer faster loading pictures, especially for use on the internet, can increase compression as well as reduce quality and the file size.
The best part in this is that JPEG files that are 200-pixels square are an excellent size for casual pictures displayed on a website or in an email or forum message.
So how do you make a 200 × 200 JPEG? It’s quite simple:
- Click open the Windows Paint program by clicking on the “Start” button and selecting “All Programs” “Accessories” and “Paint”. The Paint window appears.
- Tap on the “Paint” (sometimes referred to as “File”) button which is at the upper left. Select “Properties” in order to display the image Properties dialog box. Key in “200” in both the “Width” and “Height” text boxes. Thereafter click on the “OK” button. The document area will resize to those dimensions.
- Thirdly, draw an image using the built-in tools. If you like, you can grab an image from the internet by right-clicking on it and selecting “Copy Image”. Then return to Paint and select “Paste” from the Clipboard group. Where the image is bigger than 200 pixels square, the document area will resize to accommodate the image.
- Tap on the “Resize” link in the image. The Resize and Skew dialog box will pop up.
- You have to ensure that “Maintain Aspect Ratio” is checked. This will ensure that your image maintains its proportions. Thereafter, click on “Pixels”. Then reduce the largest number to 200, be it in the Horizontal or Vertical text boxes. The other text box will resize in proportion to your choice. The dialog box will close, and resize the image and document area.
- Next, choose the “Paint” option again if you want your JPEG to be 200 pixels on all sides. Select “Properties”, to display the Image Properties dialog box. Then change the smaller of the height or width to 200. The drawing area will expand to that dimension without affecting the image. Rather a white area will be displayed. You can then fill that area with color or choose the image to center it in the document area.
- Select the “Paint” button and choose “Save As” and “JPEG picture” in order to display a standard Save As dialog box. Scroll to where you want to store the image and key in a title as required.
- Lastly, click on the “Save” option to save the JPEG.