How To Quickly Resize Images In Windows 10.
Resizing images and screenshots is part of my daily work. I love when I can reduce even a millisecond of the time it takes to resize these images. I recently came across recently released Microsoft PowerToys toys. It allows you to quickly resize an image with a single right click without losing quality. Let’s see how to use it.
How to quickly resize pictures in Windows 10
Step 1. First, we need to install Microsoft PowerToys. It contains various useful tools, one of which is Image Resizer, which we will use in this article.
For the unknown: Microsoft PowerToys is an optional utility for power users of Windows 10, which means they are not built-in to Windows 10 and you need to additionally install it from GitHub.
Step 2. After installing Windows PowerToys, right-click any image and you will have a new option called Resize Images. Click on it and you will see the Image Resizer popup.
Step 3. In the pop-up window, you can select predefined resize values â€‹â€‹or even enter your own value. Moreover, it also gives you the option to enter a custom value in inches, centimeters, or even a percentage. Leave everything else as default.
If you enter your own value, just enter the width or height. Image Resizer can automatically fill another dimension. For example, we are uploading 675 pixels wide images to TechWiser. Hence, I just enter the width and leave the height to auto-fill.
Step 4. Image Resizer does not overwrite the original file. It creates a duplicate file with the same name followed by the name of the resize setting. Resizing is absolutely lossless (if you downsize).
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Image Resizer also allows you to resize images in batches. I use it mainly for resizing all images in a folder at the same time. To do this, simply select all images, right-click and select Resize Images. The further process is identical to the above steps.
If you resize images frequently, like I do, Image Resizer also gives you the ability to edit predefined templates. To do this, go to the icon bar in the lower right corner. In the icon bar, right-click the PowerToys icon and select Settings.
In PowerMenu preferences go to Image Resizer tab. Here you will see 4 default image resizing options – Small, Medium, Large, Phone. You can change the values â€‹â€‹according to your requirements, remove or even add dimensions.
Also, if you scroll down it provides encoding options. In case Image Resizer does not support the file format you are resizing, it will convert it to JPEG. This is known as a “fallback encoder”. Then you have PNG interlace and TIFF compression options. If you find these words new to you, leave them at the default.
Image Resizer from Microsoft is based on the open source ImageResizer tool by Bryce Lambson. The tool has been disabled and all development has been redirected to Microsoft PowerToys. Similarly, there are other applications like resizing images. It also allows you to batch resize images, however the approach is slightly different. You must right-click the images and choose Share Resize Image.
You can also try the popular command line tool ImageMagick. It can quickly resize images, compress and convert images.
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