Resize an Image in the GIMP Application

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    You should have the program open and an image ready to use.
    You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that. You can select the size of your canvas when you are creating a new document or when you are opening an existing image.
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    First click "Image" on the horizontal menu at the top of the window.
    If it is occluded by "Toolbox", then move it.
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    Then, click "Scale Image..." in the menu.
    The "Scale Image..." icon is a blue rectangle with a dotted rectangle next to it and an arrow. A dialogue box will appear. You will be able to select the image size and quality.
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    You can manually change the "Width" and "Height" values by typing a number into the text boxes.
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    You can change the units by clicking the drop-down menu next to "Height".
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    After that, you can change the "X resolution" and "Y resolution" values by typing a number.
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    Alternatively, click the up and down arrows.
    The arrows are located on the right-hand side of each text box.
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    Change the units for "X resolution" and "Y resolution" by clicking the drop-down menu next to "Y resolution".
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    Click the "Interpolation" drop-down menu.
    The default quality is set to "Cubic". You can click a different option. For this tutorial, the default quality setting is kept.
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    You can click "Reset" to return to all of the default values.
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    Click "Cancel" to close this dialogue box and return to the image.
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    Alternatively, if you are satisfied with the settings, click "Scale".
    This will apply the settings.
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