How to Use Fit Image in Photoshop – Video Tutorial

Welcome to a new Photoshop video tutorial!

After both my “How to Create Actions” & “Batch Processing for your Actions” tutorials, many of you asked me if it was possible, when adding image size, for both the width and height to have the same pixel size for landscape or portrait oriented images. In other words, have the long edge of the image be the same for all images. The answer is yes…. but not by using “image size”.

To do this in Photoshop, you have to use the Fit Image command found under File/Automate.

You also know I like to compare Photoshop with Lightroom 2 so I show you how to do the same thing in just a few clicks in Lightroom. 🙂

Enjoy the tutorial!

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9 responses on "How to Use Fit Image in Photoshop - Video Tutorial"

  1. A great tutorial, one which I will refer to my students. Also to clarence king, I agree with yanik – adobe bridge is clunky and lightroom is far more useful. If you don`t want/don`t have money to spend on lightroom I recommend downloading picasa from google. It is free and it quite easy to use.

  2. Hi there,
    I did that and it then distorts the images. What I need is for the image to remain in proportion but to be cropped, I guess, to a square. I have managed to do it by resizing the canvas and that seems to work well enough.
    Thank you for your response,

  3. @ Jeanne

    Just go into Image Size and resize to 128 x 128 while you’re recording your action.

  4. Hi,
    I need to resize a range of images so that they are 128 x 128 px square thumbnails. The images I need to resize are all different sizes. Is there a way I can create an action to constrain images into a square thumbnail?

  5. Oh 🙁

    I have a bunch of photos (landscape and portrait, and different aspect ratios) that I need to resize so their *shortest* edge is 80px, so that I can crop the canvas to 80x80px and have a square thumbnail…

    Can I do that with a batch CS3 action? :s


  6. Oh thankyou! I have been running two different batch actions, one for landscape and one for portrait, for ages now! This is brilliant and no I never knew it was there! Thanks again!

  7. That was yet another function I was unaware of in Photoshop, great tutorial 🙂 Although, I use a free image resizing software that does the exact same thing, and very quick indeed. You should try it out, it’s called VSO Image Resizer.

  8. Hi Clarence

    Thank you for your comment.

    I personally don’t use Bridge. I use Lightroom to organize my photos. Lightroom is actually a database and I find it perfect for filing and archiving all my images.

  9. Another great tutorial. Something I can use.

    Let me also say I found your web site a few weeks ago and I have been watching ever since. I like your teaching approach even better than DPS.

    And if I may a question. I recently upgraded from PS7 To CS3 and I am struggling with Bridge in CS3. What do you recommend as a photo organizer to use with CS3? What do most people use?

    Thanks in advance,


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