Photos come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes, you may need to resize them for best results.However, manually resizing a photo is easy and straightforward, but not so when you have thousands of photos to process.
Thankfully, there are now plenty of tools and photo editors that you can easily use to resize photos whether you're online or offline, and they're all free.Next, we'll show you step-by-step how to batch resize photos in Windows 10, so you can save time the next time you batch resize photos for any occasion.
How to Bulk Resize Photos by Mail Recipients in Windows 10
Most Microsoft Windows built-in photo editors, such as Paint and Photos, allow you to resize individual photos.Unfortunately, they don't yet support batch resizing of images.
Thankfully, you can easily batch resize photos in Windows 10 using a little-known mail recipient hack that tricks the system into thinking you want to email the photos.
Methods as below:
1. Open your Windows file manager.
2. Find and select the photos you want to batch resize.
3. Right-click your selection, scroll down the context menu, and select Send to.
4. Select the mail recipient from the fly-out menu.
5. Click the Image Size drop-down menu and select your preferred image size.There are only four options to choose from.
6. When finished, click Attachments.
7. The Microsoft Outlook Email Composer will start.Once it starts, click on the first picture.
8. Press Ctrl + A to select all images.
9. Right-click the selection and click Save As.
10. Set your target position and save your adjusted image.The size and number of images involved will determine the speed of this process.
The only downside to the mail recipient method is that you cannot set a custom size for your images.To fix this, you can try batch resizing photos in Windows 10 with PowerToys.
How to Batch Resize Photos with PowerToys in Windows 10
You can also batch resize images in Windows 10 using the popular PowerToys.Microsoft PowerToys is a suite of utilities designed by Microsoft for power users of its operating system.It allows you to further customize and personalize your Windows operating system, and you can do a lot of cool things with PowerToys.
Here's how to batch resize images in Windows 10 using PowerToys:
1. First, download and install PowerToys if you haven't already.Scroll down to the Assets section and click on the latest PowerToysSetup version ending in -x64.exe.
2. In PowerToys, Image Resizer is usually enabled by default.To confirm this, fire up PowerToys and click Image Resizer in the sidebar, then turn on the switch (if it's not already there).
3. Now, open the file manager and select the pictures you want to batch resize.
4. Right-click on your selection.
5. From the context menu, tap Resize Image.
6. Click the Select Size drop-down list and choose from Small, Medium, Large, and Phone.
7. If you want a unique size, click Customize, then click the appropriate drop-down menu to define your parameters.
8. When finished, select any applicable check boxes.
9. Click Resize and your image will be resized accordingly and saved in the same folder as the original in the same format.
Note that the speed of the conversion process depends on the number and size of the images involved, the smaller the faster.
How to configure PowerToys to display preset image sizes
If you regularly resize all your images to a specific size, you can configure PowerToys to display that image size by default without having to customize it each time you want to batch resize images.
In addition to image size, you can also configure encoding and file settings for the Image Resize tool in PowerToys. PowerToys also has a color picker that lets you find any color anywhere on the screen.
How to configure image size in PowerToys
1. Launch PowerToys from the desktop or Start menu, scroll down to the "General Settings" option, and click "Picture Resizer".
2. Alternatively, open the file manager, select any two pictures, right-click them, click Resize pictures, and then click the gear icon in the lower left corner of the dialog box to enter the picture resizer settings.
3. Go to Presets under the Image Size section and click the Add Size button.
4. Click the pen icon to rename the new preset size and set the parameters.You can customize fit, width, height and pixels.
5. When done, just click anywhere outside the dimension editor.You can create unique preset sizes for different things, such as NFTs, Etsy, and Shopify.
6. To delete a profile, click the trash can icon to your right, then click Yes.
How to configure encoding options in PowerToys
By default, the image resizer will save the adjusted image in the source format, i.e. the same format as the original image.If this fails for any reason, Image Resizer will attempt to save the resized image in the format specified in Fallback encoding.
To configure encoding settings for Image Resizer, do the following:
1. While still in the Image Adjuster settings, scroll down to the Encoding section.
2. Click the Backtrack Encoding drop-down menu to your right and choose your preferred option.
3. By default, the JPEG quality level is set to 90%.You can adjust this with the slider.
4. Both PNG interlacing and TIFF compression are set as default.You can change these using the appropriate drop down buttons.
How to Profile Settings PowerToys Image Resizer
You can also specify how Image Resizer should name your resized images.The method is this.
1. Scroll down to the "Files" section of the Image Resizer settings.
2. Under File name format, click the space provided and specify how Image Resizer should name your resized image.For example, Etsy 1 (Etsy 2).This will help you differentiate between the original image and the adjusted image, as both are saved in the same folder.
3. Under File modified timestamp, you can click the drop-down list to select the preferred timestamp setting for the resized image.You can set it to be the time to resize or the time to create the original image.
Although these image resizer configurations are optional, they can help you improve and optimize your image resizing results.
Do it all on your Windows 10 PC
You can now use these tools and tricks to automatically batch resize all of your photos at once.This way, you save yourself the time of resizing images individually to match the image size requirements of different platforms.
So no matter when you're resizing dozens, hundreds or thousands of photos, or for your Etsy store, you can use the mail recipient hack or the almighty PowerToys to make it easy.
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