Resize Your Photos for Easy Email Delivery
By Dave Taylor
The Question: I’m running Windows 7 and want to resize a few photographs I’ve downloaded from my digital camera before I email them to friends. How do I quickly and easily resize pictures or photos in Microsoft Windows on my old PC?
I’m so impressed at how considerate you are, wanting to resize your photographs before you share them with friends and family. Me? I seem to have friends who don’t pay attention to this sort of thing so when they share photos with me, those photos are HUGE and I end up having to resize them to even see what they’re about. You know who you are, friends ‘o mine. 🙂
There’s an easy solution for resizing images in Windows, whether you’re running Windows 7 or the more modern Windows 8, but there’s a trick to it because by default images are opened up in the “Photos” app and that has some editing capabilities but doesn’t seem to know how to resize images. Kinda daft, really, but if you want to adjust the color, contrast, or apply some fancy adjustments to your photos before you resize them, “Photos” is the app of choice.
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