With the high-resolution capability of our cell phone cameras, the size of images can be enormous leading to slow upload times. Attaching them to an email is often limited to just a few at a time. If you have a website, the images you place on a webpage display in slow motion. They open displaying the images a little at a time, from the top to bottom of the image.
When we upload images to Facebook, they automatically resize them to a reasonable size for displaying on their pages. Google Photos also resizes, but not as much as Facebook. You can opt for the image in Google Photos to be left in the original size but then the image is counted against your allocated space in the Google cloud.
There are many resizing applications and some even let you resize in bulk. However, Windows 10 comes with a simple way to resize using a built-in application.
Locate the image that needs to be resized, then right-click it > Open with > Photos. Photos is an application that comes with Windows 10 and is usually the default application to open image files.
In the upper right corner, click the three dots to open the menu and select Resize
Choose the desired size or click to “Define custom dimensions”.
When you choose “custom”, you will see the current size at the top, can manually adjust the Width and Height, or drag the ball left or right to change the quality.
(Ed note: Changing the quality will not affect the image dimensions but will proportionately affect image quality and the file size on disk.)
I suggest you save the results with a new name or you will overwrite the original.
Another tool for your toolbox.
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