Why is my picture skewed

rowenazone
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Hi I recently put a new picture on my website and it looks skewed, I am guessing its to do with the fact that it says pictures should be width 735 and height 278, how do I edit this picture so that it doesn't look skewed?
www.skibikehike.com

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rowenazone,

I presume you are talking about this picture:
http://www.skibikehike.com/resources/_wsb_keyvisual.JPG

Which appears to be a distorted version of this one:
http://www.skibikehike.com/resources/_wsb_495x277_Bourg2006_0307$28001$29.JPG

The answer to your question is that it appears that the image was simply resized to the required dimensions, which resulted in the distortion. Instead of resizing, you need to use a larger version of the original, and then crop it to the required proportions.

If you don't have a larger original, you could try increasing the total size, and then cropping (or, if you are using Photoshop, you can set the desired crop size and then select the area of the photo you want to use, Photoshop will automatically increase the image size to the dimensions you set). This may result in some quality loss from using a smaller image size than optimum. I have an article here on EE that talks about increasing image size that may be helpful:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/Software/Photos_Graphics/Images_and_Photos/How-do-I-enlarge-my-image-without-losing-quality.html

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LHerrou

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Thanks Iherrou I will try that and let you know how I got on

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