How to Resize Your Photo

When you take a photo using your smartphone, digital camera, or any other device – it normally saves at a specific size that is based on its resolution. While that is generally optimal for the device in question, there are times that you may need to resize your photo after the fact – either because you need a smaller version, or to create ‘thumbnails’ for a website, or even to save storage space since large photos at high resolutions can take up quite a bit of it. On the flipside, you may even want to make it bigger.


No matter the reason, when you want to resize your photo the first step that you need to take is to figure out how much you want to resize it. While this may appear to be a simple question on the surface, there’s really a bit more to it than that.

Let’s just assume your current photo is of a specific size, such as 200 pixels by 400 pixels. If you wanted to resize it to 100 pixels by 200 pixels – that would be fine, since the dimensions would be in the same ratio. However if you wanted to resize it to 100 pixels by 400 pixels then the ratio would be different and your image would end up being stretched (or conversely compressed) accordingly.

While it is certainly possible to resize your photo to a custom size without preserving the aspect ratio, you need to be aware of the consequences. So when you choose how much you want to resize image, you need to decide whether or not you intend to preserve the aspect ratio, or whether it doesn’t matter to you and you’re willing to accept the fact that your image may look different as a result.

With the help of the Movavi Photo Batch you’ll find that resizing your photos will preserving the aspect ratio is really quite easy, and all you need to do is set the new size as a percentage of the original. On top of that, with its other features you’ll be able to resize multiple images at the same time, adjust the image quality, rotate the photos as required, and even rename the file names or convert the file format. In short, everything you need to resize your photos will be provided – with a user-friendly and intuitive interface that makes it all simple.

My 30th Kadayawan sa Davao Festival Experience

The 30th Kadayawan sa Davao Festival was a great success. This is based on my personal experiences. Though, this is not the first time that I participated and enjoyed the said event rather a way of exploring the beauty and bounty of Mother Natures abundance in terms of harvest and this is our way of giving back to her. We all have to Celebrate!. Fortunately, most of the events were held in San Pedro square where my office is located.

Here is the Official Schedule of Events:

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Photo Credit: City Government of Davao

Unfortunately, I was not able to witness the opening ceremony of the Kadayawan Festival because it rained so hard that night just missed out and went home running. ha ha ha! (Basang-basa sa ulan ang peg!). To my dismay, the program continue and I was not there. So, Sad! But, I was able to witness the Kadayawan Street Party together with my office mate Chila. We had a blast! Just look at our photos. Lol!

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The Culmination of the said activity was the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan and the Floral Float Parade. Before the Indak-Indak started a lot of bystanders are waiting at the San Pedro Square wherein the final showdown of the different contingent and participant will happen. As the time goes by, I saw in the area were packed with security personnel’s and of course the best thing here in Davao City! Safety is our main priority!

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Participants is on its way to San Pedro Square for the presentation and show down.

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And this is for the Floral Float Parade or the Pamulak Kadayawan held last Sunday August 24, 2015.


Photo Credit: D’Boilonor Calivoso Ugay

All in All the experience was great and Hope to see everyone on the next Kadayawan sa Davao 2016.

The Untouched Mangrove Lake in Baganga Davao Oriental

When I went to Baganga, Davao Oriental few years back. My heart was captivated by these beautiful Mangrove lake, apart from its size. I was taken aback by the simple living of the local people who live there. When I took this picture, a fisherman was in his boat fishing for a living.

Aside from its simplicity and beauty,  the Mangrove lake is still existed and therefore protected by the towns people.  According to them because they build a habitat for fish and human might as well conserve it and if they don’t they might be gone and lost forever.  So it is better to protect the Mangrove lake for their betterment.

With what I’ve heard, I am happy to see that there are such people who continuously protected nature for their benefits as well.

I hope to be back here and visit this Mangrove lake again.