RESIZING PHOTOS FOR THE WEB WITH PHOTOSHOP

Bay Area Bridge, photo copyright Jim doty Jr
Bay Area Bridge. Photo © Jim Doty Jr.

I was asked recently how to re-size images for the web using Photoshop. The person asking the question was not only having problems resizing images, but the photos looked desaturated with muted colors.  My instructions (below) are for using Photoshop CS3 for Windows, so some menu items may be a little different in other versions of Photoshop or with Photoshop Elements, but the basic principles and steps are the same.

My reply follows.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN PHOTOSHOP QUITS WORKING DUE TO LICENSING FAILURE

You bought Adobe Photoshop CS3 or CS4 and it worked fine for a year or two. Then you get this message:

“Licensing for this product has stopped working. You cannot use this product at this time. You must repair the problem by uninstalling and then reinstalling this product or contacting your IT administrator or Adobe customer support for help.”

You uninstall and reinstall Photoshop and it still doesn’t work. Now you are really frustrated, but you try uninstalling and reinstalling again. No luck.  Now what?

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