With the quality of modern digital cameras rapidly improving, the size of files produced is much higher. Unless you intend to print your images, resizing them will decrease the space they take up on your PC, while still allowing them to appear at a high quality on your screen. This is especially useful when uploading images to websites, as uploading large images leads pages to load slowly.
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Open the folder containing the images you wish to resize. Select the images you wish to resize.
QUICK TIP – Press Ctrl and A to select all images in a folder. If you only wish to select certain images, hold down Ctrl and click on each image you want to select.
Once the images are selected, right-click on any of the selected images. In the menu which appears, you’ll see “Resize Pictures”.
In the menu which appears, select the size to resize the images to. These may vary slightly depending on your operating system. If you’re not sure, Medium is usually a safe option for everything!
PLEASE NOTE: don’t tick “Resize the original pictures” (highlighted below) unless you have copies of the full resolution images, or you know you won’t want/need to print them. Once you have resized the originals, you can’t undo it. If this box is left unchecked, resized copies will be created.
A good idea is to transfer the original, full-sized images to CD/DVD/external storage, and keep the resized images on your PC. This means that you’ll have a hard copy of your images, without filling up your PC memory, but will still be able to keep smaller file versions of the images on your PC.