This tutorial will go over how to resize images from your digital camera to an appropriate size for the Marywood Website using the Microsoft Image Resizer PowerToy.
Requirements: Windows XP
The Image Resizer is a Microsoft "PowerToy". PowerToys add fun and functionality to the Windows experience. What are they? PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released.
Download & Install
- Visit this link and click the "downloads" link.
- Click the "Image Resizer" link next to the green icon in the Downloads section.
- The file will go to the place where your internet downloads are set up to go (Typically your desktop or My Documents -> Downloads)
- Double-click on the file icon and hit Run.
- Your computer will install the program and a "Wizard" will guide you through the rest of the installation.
How To Resize Photos
- Navigate to the folder on your computer where the photo you want to resize is.
- Right-Click on the image and select "Resize Pictures" from the menu
- A dialogue box will appear with 4 options: Small, Medium, Large and Handheld PC. Choose one of these predetermined settings if they work for your needs.
- You can also click the "Advanced" button for more options. This comes in useful if you are resizing multiple photos at once.
- Make Pictures Smaller But Not Larger: This setting allows you to resize all your photos to a certain size, but if there's an image in the folder that's small than your determined size, it will leave it alone. This is a nice option to have because making your pictures larger usually results in blurriness and poor image quality.
- Resize the Original Pictures (Don't Create Copies): The default for the Image Resizer is to create a copy of your image so that you don't overwrite your large, high-quality files. This option will overwrite the photos for you (Not recommended).
- When you click "OK" the Image Resizer will create a copy of the photo in the new size in the same location as your original photo.