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External Image Editors

Edit and resize your images before uploading to Cascade.

Pixlr - Free & Online

A team favorite, Pixlr offers free, online image editors. No download required. Just upload, edit and save. They offer their Pixlr Editor as well as Pixlr X.

Crop images to specified size using Pixlr

This tool is useful when you need to crop an image to specific dimensions (widgets, thumbnails, photosets, etc.).

  1. Go to Pixlr X, select Open Image and select your image.
  2. Select the Crop tool.
  3. Fill in your desired width and height dimensions (ex. 240 and 150 for a widget image).
  4. Click and drag on the image to set your desired crop area. Adjust your bounding box and select Apply.
  5. Select Save. We recommend saving as .jpg for all photos and for graphics without a transparency. For graphics with transparency, we recommend saving as a .png. Fill in a file name using lowercase and no spaces and select Download.
Adobe Photoshop Elements - Low Cost Download

Adobe's Photoshop is top of the line software. Photoshop Elements is their scaled down version, and can easily handle the needs of most Cascade users. In fact, for many, it's more than you'll need. But, if you'd prefer to purchase software for editing your photos, IT offers Photoshop Elements for Windows at a significantly reduced price — about $40 for college-owned computers.
(No software warranty implied.)