I understand the cropping tool, but what I'm looking for is how to use the cropping tool to see that the width and height are set to a certain dimension. Is there a way to move the borders to arrive at a certain dimension and see the pixel size you've moved to?
I'm not familiar with Photoshop elements. Look for something that says image size or similar function. In this command you should be able to set the size you would like. If you are shrinking the image there should be an option for bi-cubic sharper.
If you are still having issues I have photoShop CS4 and , live just just down the road from you on the south side of Temple. I'd be happy to resize for you.
In PS 7 you can go to File - "New" and set the size of your canvas by pixels or select several pre-set sizes. Maybe Elements has a similar option. You can then open a photo and >select it >then select Copy> now click on your NEW canvas and select Paste.... if it is a different size (most likely) you will need to select "free transform" ... drag the frame to the size you want ... holding down the shift button while you do it will maintain your proportions. Often the menus and terminology will be different so I'm not sure how that translates to the Elements version. HTH
Rick, I use Paint in Windows to change pixel size and image size all the time. My camera does not go lower that 1600 X 1200 and I resize them to 800 X 600 to use on the forums. Is that what you want to do or am I missing what you are saying?