I have taken a photo in early November using my iPad mini when the weather was still really nivpce and warm. I would hate to not show it because for once, I'm pretty proud of my photos. I'm trying to enter it into a contest, and it keeps saying that The width of the image needs to be greater than 2000 pixels. Help plz!
In this case the answer is most likely "You don't".
This contest is apparently specifying a minimum width of 2000 pixels to weed out pictures from less serious cameras, like yours. Having you submit a picture is exactly what they are trying to avoid.
Read the rules carefully. They probably specify that the picture must have native size of 2000 pixels or more across. While you can resize any picture to 2000 pixels across, that's not what they want, and is probably violating their rules.
I suggest using XnViewMP for that.
- Open you photo in XnViewMP
- Pick "Image->Canvas resize" from top menu
- Add equal number of pixels to both width and height
- Adjust background color for your preference
This way you will get a small border and won't loose image quality. Use "File->Format settings" to set JPEG quality.
You can also resize your image but I suggest that you add a small border instead because you will loose quality that way.
If you have taken more than one picture of that scene then you can use the panorama stitcher Hugin to create a panorama. Whether or not this will work and yield a nice result, depends on whether there is enough overlap between the different pictures.
This isn't about quality, it's about quantity. I have seen marvellous smart phone photos (in fact, building-size). You can simply increase your image size in your favourite editor if it's merely more pixels that you want. This may not look too good for pixel-peepers, but viewed from a greater distance it may be just fine.