How to Batch Resize Your Photos so they are the right size for Your Web Site • New Tricks
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Many of you have lots of photos in your computer files and find that they are too large to quickly upload to your website. The first thing you can do to help with the problem is to adjust the settings of your camera. Most cameras these days can take pictures that are Ginormous. Unless you are a professional or want to use photos for large prints you can adjust your cameras to a smaller resolution. But if you want to keep your pixels huge then I have another fast  solution.

Download the free program Picture Resizer. It is an easy way to re-size your jpgs.

How to use it?

  • Download PhotoResize400.exe and place it on your desktop.
  • Open Windows Explorer to your photo files.
  • Select the photo or the entire file that you would like the photos re-sized and drag and drop JPG files or folders with JPG files on to the  the application icon on your desktop.
  • The tool will re-size JPG images and save them next to the originals. Names of the new pictures will be based on the original names, with a suffix indicating their size. For example, the re-sized version of MyPhoto.jpg will be called MyPhoto-400.jpg, where the number 400 indicates the size of the picture.

On the program home page there are choices you can make about the way you want the photos re-sized. These choices are changed in your program by renaming the program icon on your desktop. Just go to the desktop and right click and change the name to whichever choice you’d like to make. I used the one that makes the maximum width 400 px and keeps the proportions of the original photo.

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  • Kathy

    Hi Judi,
    Just curious…does this tool create optimized images for web display, or are they just re-sized? Can the resolution of 72ppi be specified with this tool? I'm struggling with finding a free tool that will allow clients to easily crop to a specific size and web resolution. It seems that most free online tools just allow for re-sizing, but not necessarily creating the desired resolution for the web. So in reality, they are not really optimizing the images to allow for the fastest loading time. Thoughts on this?
    Thanks so much!

    • judi knight

      Kathy, It creates a smaller size and keeps an original size in the same folder. So it does not optimize for the web.

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