Why resize your images?
Showing your images to their very best on the web is important, particularly if you are in the business of selling art or photography through websites.
Most people now use 1280px or larger screen sizes. To make your photos or art less appealing to image theives, whilst still attractive to the viewer, you should consider keeping the longest dimension between 600 and 800 pixels. For panoramic images you may wish to increase this to 1000 pixels.
NB. The submission guidelines for photography animals plants and nature is that the MINIMUM dimension should be 400 pixels or greater
Why this method produces better results than simpler methods
The method used in the photoshop action set takes advantage of the photoshop resizing algorthm to produce results with minimum information loss and maximum detail. It shows a small but noticeable improvement over 'Unsharp Mask' and 'Smart Sharpen' methods. If used with masking results can be far superior to other meth