Thanks to Darren Gahan for his tips on resizing in Photoshop Elements. He graciously provided some beautiful screenshots but as they were full screen, I found the menus a bit hard to read on the web so I redid them with text and arrows. I am running Elements in a Windows environment to prevent messing up my existing Creative Cloud. I don't know that it would but I am overly cautious. Thanks so much Darren for your hard work. All screw ups from here on in are my own.
Photoshop Elements resizing is similar to the method in Photoshop CS6. Open your image in Elements. From the Image menu, select Resize and then from the callout, select Image Size. A dialog box will appear with checkboxes in it.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OLD GRAPHIC. PPI NO LONGER MATTERS AND THE LONG EDGE SHOULD BE 1440 PIXELS
Order of operations appears to be VERY important so do the steps in the following order.
- Click the checkbox that says Resample Image
- In the dropdown below Resample, select Bicubic Sharper (best for reduction)
- Change the Resolution to 125 ppi
- Change the Long Side dimension to 1280 pixels
- Click OK
Now save your file as a JPEG. Do a File Save As and select JPEG as the file type. Select a location you will remember. Click Save.
Be sure to set the Quality slider to at least 10. Click OK to complete the save
Now just craft your email and attach the JPEG you created.