Resize Digital Photos
How to Resize a group of digital pictures using Windows XP (both Home and Professional)
If you’ve ever had to resize a group of digital picture files, you’ve likely launched your image editing program and then resized each image individually; this is an extremely time-consuming task. Windows XP has a built-in image resizing utility buried inside the Send Pictures Via E-Mail dialog box that can quickly and easily resize a large group of digital picture files at once. Follow these steps:
- Press [Windows] and E to launch Windows Explorer. (Note: [Windows] is the key between Ctrl and Alt on the left hand bottom side of your keyboard.)
- Make sure the Tasks pane is visible. (The Folders button acts like a toggle switch. If the Tree pane is showing, clicking the Folders button will display the Tasks pane. Click the Folders button if the Tree pane is showing.)
- Open the folder containing the group of digital pictures you want to resize. Select the group.
- Under the File And Folder Task list, select the E-Mail The Selected Items command.
- When you see the Send Pictures Via E-Mail dialog box, click the Show More Options link to expand the dialog box.
- Select a radio button next to one of the available sizes and click OK. A new mail message window containing the resized digital pictures as attachments will appear.
- Pull down the File menu, select the Save Attachments command, and save all the attachments to a different folder.
- Close the mail message window and click No in the Save Changes dialog box.
Note: This tip applies to both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.