How to Make My Picture Bigger Than Its Regular Size

By Melissa Harr
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Small photos are quicker to send and upload, but when a profile picture is too small or you need to print a photo to fit a larger frame, consider resizing. Photo enlargement can be accomplished many different ways, depending on the tools available and desired outcome. Several photo viewing programs also offer the option to crop and retouch while resizing, leading to professional looking photos without the price tag. Choose higher resolution photos for retouching and enlarging; they'll produce the best results.

Enlarge a Photo in Photoshop

Step 1

Open the photo in your Photoshop program.

Step 2

Click the Image drop-down menu and select "Image Size."

Step 3

Select "Constrain Proportions" once the Image dialogue box opens.

Step 4

Adjust the width or height in either pixels or inches.

Step 5

Click "OK."

Enlarge a Photo in Windows Live Photo Gallery

Step 1

Click on the photo you want to resize in Windows Live Photo Gallery.

Step 2

Open the File drop-down menu.

Step 3

Select "Resize."

Step 4

Select a new size for the photo in the Resize dialogue box.

Step 5

Click the "Resize" and "Save" button.

Enlarge a Photo in iPhoto

Step 1

Open iPhoto program and select the desired photo while in "Organize" view.

Step 2

Open the "Share" drop-down menu and click "Export" for iPhoto 5, or open the "File" drop-down menu and click "Export" in iPhoto 4 and 6.

Step 3

Select "Scale" in the Export Photos box.

Step 4

Enter your desired size in pixels.

Step 5

Click "Export."