Resize Multiple Images in Windows 10 – A Simple Guide

Resize Multiple Images in Windows 10 – A Simple Guide

Have you ever found yourself struggling to resize multiple images on your Windows 10 computer? Don’t worry, I have you covered. In this guide, I will show you a quick and easy way to batch resize your images, saving you time and effort. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Select the Images You Want to Resize

The first thing you need to do is gather all the images you want to resize. To do this, simply navigate to the folder where your images are stored and select all the ones you want to include. You can easily select multiple images by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and clicking on each image.

Step 2: Right-click and Open with Photos

Now that you have selected your images, simply right-click on one of them and choose the “Open with” option. From the drop-down menu, select “Photos”. This will open all the selected images in the Photos app.

Step 3: Edit and Resize your Images

Once the Photos app is open, you will see all your selected images in the app’s interface. To resize your images, click on the “…” button located at the top-right corner of the app. From the drop-down menu, choose “Resize”.

A new window will appear, allowing you to choose the desired size for your images. You can select from predefined options or enter a custom size. Once you have made your selection, click on the “Resize” button to apply the changes to all your images.

Step 4: Save the Resized Images

After the resizing process is complete, you can save your resized images. To do this, click on the “Save” button located at the top-right corner of the Photos app. You can choose a new location to save your images or overwrite the original files.

That’s it! You have successfully batch resized your images in Windows 10. Now you can easily share or use your resized images without any hassle.

I hope this guide was helpful for you. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Happy resizing!

How to Batch Resize Multiple Images in Windows 10

If you want to resize one picture in Windows, you can open it in a program like Paint or Photos and manually make the change. But if you have to resize many images, doing it one by one takes forever and is inefficient. While there isn’t an easy way to resize multiple images using the tools built into Windows 10, there are free third-party programs that can do it for you. One of our favorites is Image Resizer for Windows, a handy app that integrates into your right-click menu and offers powerful options for resizing images and changing formats. Let me show you how to use it, so you never have to manually resize multiple images again.

Resize Multiple Images with Image Resizer for Windows

To start, go to the Image Resizer for Windows website and download and install the app. Once it’s installed, you’ll see its options in the context menu when you right-click on image files.

Resize Multiple Images in Windows 10 - A Simple Guide

Let me show you how it works with an example. Take a look at the picture above. I have a folder with six JPEG images of different sizes. My goal is to make all of them smaller so that their longest side is not more than 1600 pixels. Luckily, I have Image Resizer for Windows installed. Now, I can simply choose all the files, right-click, and pick Resize Pictures.

Resize Multiple Images in Windows 10 - A Simple Guide

So, when you click on that, you’ll see a window with a bunch of choices. They’ve got four standard sizes—small, medium, large, and phone—and then there’s a custom option where you can pick whatever size you want.

Resize Multiple Images in Windows 10 - A Simple Guide

When I was editing my images, I went for the custom option and entered 1600 x 1600 pixels. By choosing the Fit option, I made sure that the resized images would have their largest dimension not exceeding 1600 pixels while keeping the original aspect ratio. Alternatively, you can select Fill, which ensures that the images’ shortest dimension matches the desired pixel size while preserving the aspect ratio. There’s also the Stretch option, which disregards the original aspect ratio and stretches the image to match the pixel ratio you set. However, I recommend avoiding Stretch when working with photos, as it distorts the image if the entered pixel ratio doesn’t match the original image.

Aside from setting a specific pixel size, you can also choose to downsize images but not enlarge them. This prevents small images from becoming blurry or losing quality when enlarged. By default, the utility creates new copies of the resized images while preserving the originals. But if you’re confident that you won’t need the original images later, you can opt to replace them instead.

In my example, I set the pixel size to 1600 x 1600 and chose the Fit option to keep the original aspect ratio. I also enabled the feature to avoid resizing pictures that are smaller than my desired maximum size. Once everything is set, just click on Resize and voila! Your new batch of resized images will be ready for you.

Resize Multiple Images in Windows 10 - A Simple Guide

Hey there! Take a look at the screenshot up there. See in the File Explorer’s Dimensions column? It’s showing that the utility resized my images, making sure that the biggest side is no longer than 1600 pixels. Except for file 3; it didn’t resize that one because its original dimensions were already smaller than 1600 pixels. So now, all my images are the right size, and I’ve saved a ton of space too! Most images are now way smaller than they used to be, thanks to a more than 10x reduction in file size.

Advanced Options for Resizing Images

The default options in Image Resizer for Windows are usually good for most situations. But if you want more control over resizing multiple images or converting them to different formats, you can click on the Advanced Options button in the utility’s interface.

Resize Multiple Images in Windows 10 - A Simple Guide

In the fancy new window called Advanced Options, I can help you make changes to the small, medium, large, and phone options, or even create a completely new option. You can also switch up the file format for your conversions. The default is JPEG, but you can also choose BMP, PNG, GIF, or TIFF.

Lastly, you have the power to change the default file name for the converted files. By default, it uses the original file name followed by the name of the resize option in parentheses. But you can mix things up and include the new dimensions, original dimensions, or come up with a whole new file name.

I often wonder why the Windows operating system doesn’t have a simple and user-friendly way to resize multiple images at once. It seems like such a basic capability. But until that happens, the Image Resizer for Windows is a fantastic option. It fits right into the File Explorer interface and gives you the ability to resize and convert your images with ease.

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