Saturday, March 27, 2010

Resizing Many Digital Photos

If you take digital photos at high resolutions and want to email the pictures to family and friends it is best to resize them to less than 1 mb (megabyte). If you want to send more than 10 pictures, it is best to resize them to between 100-300 kb (kilobytes). Many email programs limit the number and size of attachments, so the smaller the size of the attachments the faster the program sends the email.

There are many programs that lets you resize pictures one at a time. Microsoft has a free program that lets you resize many pictures at the same time. It is called Image Resizer and it is part of the PowerToys for Windows XP.

After installing the program, select all the picture files and right click to select Resize Pictures. You can select from the options or do a custom size. The process will make a duplicate of all the files selected, preserving the original files.