Need quick help reducing image, please

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I'm trying to reduce this image in Photoshop to a 2.25" x 2.25" dimension, but no matter what I try the reduced image looks like crap. Can someone tell me how to do this and make it look as clear as the original?

http://www.alaron-nuclear.com/images/emclogo.gif
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No longer urgent. Will not be using this logo, however, I would be curious on a method for future reference.
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For future reference there are two types of digital art software: Raster and Vector. Raster based software are like the Photoshops and Vector based are like Illustrator or Freehand. for doing logos or any graphic work where multiple sizes are needed it is best to use a Vector based program.

Vector-based drawings are resolution independent. You can easily resize vector images to a thumbnail sketch or a billboard-sized graphic, and you can print in any resolution. A circle can be drawn in 72 dpi, 300 dpi, or 3,000 dpi. As the resolution of the output device increases, the quality of the picture increases--which is not true for bitmapped graphics. Vector images don't become grainy when resized or lose detail and proportion. Smooth curves are easy to define in vector-based programs and they retain their smoothness and continuity even when enlarged. You can change vector-based images into bitmap formats when needed.

Raster based software allow for editing pictures with photo like quality. Providing you with the ability to alter a single pixel.
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all of that is great info OriginNO_II.

Maybe to answer your question in a more practical sense, you're trying to resize a gif image, which is in index color mode. In photoshop, change the Image/Mode to RGB, then resize it. Then you can save for web as a gif again.
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How interesting. Thanks both of you. Unfortunately, I didn't create the original image. (Never liked it anyway, personally). But I think betwen the two of you, you've given me the info I was after. Thanks.
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hi buddy

i am a newbie here but i know the perfect answer to this

first two things you should know of the images

1. bitmap(rasterised which have pixels)
2.vector (independent of pixels)


softwares
1.for category one (bitmap) use adobe photoshop
2.for category two (vector) use corel draw ******


easy to operate and give any damn logo making
i advise u to use corel draw everything is so easy to make

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