Even though Windows XP seems to have everything included in its package, it has overlooked the need for an image resizing program. You could probably use the ms paint, however I have found an easier way. To resize a digital photo in Windows XP you simply have to pretend to send the picture through your email. In fact this little trick to resize a digital photo can be done on Windows Vista and Windows Seven if you have Thunderbird or Outlook installed on your computer. You can also batch resize photos using Picasa and Windows Live Photo Gallery.
What you need to resize a digital photo:
- You will need an email program on your computer such as Outlook, Outlook Express, or Thunderbird.
- This tutorial is for Windows. Basically any version.
Here’s how to resize a digital photo in Windows
- If your digital photos are stored in the My Pictures Folder, go to the start menu and choose My pictures
- Double click on the folder containing your digital photos that you want to resize. Select one or more photos by making them blue.
- Right click on the selection and choose to send to
- Then choose mail recipient.
- The Send Pictures Via Email dialog box will appear. If you choose to show more options, you can even pick the size of your photo.
- Press OK and a new message window will appear.
- Go to the file menu at the top and choose Save Attachments, and then choose where to save your photos.
- Close the new email dialog box because your photos have been resized and saved.
Notes on Resizing digital photos:
- Press The Windows key + E to launch Windows Explorer. An easy way to browse for your digital photos in Windows xp.
- If my pictures folder is not on the start menu, it will be located in the My documents folder.
- In Windows Vista it is not necessary to use this tip as the mspaint program has been upgraded to resize photos.