Resize pictures

I need to resize (make them smaller) some pictures,
I'd like to do it without  getting that saw-like distortion,
I know it can be done with Corel PhotoPaint,
is it possible to do this with Photoshop/PaintshopPro/whatever?
urkoAsked:
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LischkeCommented:
Yes, this is possible without problems. E.g. see Photoshop: Image|Image size... to rescale (I have a german copy of PS so the actual menu item names may differ slightly). In the appearing dialog you should select bicubic interpolation to avoid artifacts.

Ciao, Mike
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urkoAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

my version of ps is in dutch so that will be
similar to your german,
can i ask you a question concerning these language differences?
I have this ps tutorial on layer effects,
in the layer-effect pop up window you can select the "mode" ("modus" in dutch), one of the options in english versions here is "screen",
I cannot figure out how that has been translated in dutch ("scherm?" "zeef?" what do they mean?) - or is this a ps 5.5 feature - i have 5.0,


will give you points for this one too,  

Urko
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LischkeCommented:
Urko, I also have PS 5.0 here and can nowhere find an option which corresponds to a screen mode in the layer effect popups. Perhaps it is really a 5.5 feature, I don't know.

Ciao, Mike
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urkoAuthor Commented:
If you're interested you can find a screenshot of it on

http://www.designsbymark.com/pstips/text_technotext.shtml 

interesting site too, lots of photoshop tips

thanks again
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LischkeCommented:
Looks great. Thank you too :-)

Ciao, Mike
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