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Editors: Resizing Images using Microsoft Image Resizer Powertoy

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

  1. Visit this link and click the "downloads" link.

  2. Click the "Image Resizer" link next to the green icon in the Downloads section.

  3. The file will go to the place where your internet downloads are set up to go (Typically your desktop or My Documents -> Downloads)

  4. Double-click on the file icon and hit Run.

  5. Your computer will install the program and a "Wizard" will guide you through the rest of the installation.

How To Resize Photos


  1. Navigate to the folder on your computer where the photo you want to resize is.

  2. Right-Click on the image and select "Resize Pictures" from the menu


  3. 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.


  4. You can also click the "Advanced" button for more options. This comes in useful if you are resizing multiple photos at once.

    1. 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.

    2. 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).

  5. 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.

What You'll Need

Before you get started, you'll need to download the Microsoft Image Resizer using this link. Scroll down the page until you see the Image Resizer in the right column and follow the steps. Detailed instructions are in the tutorial.

For more information about our tutorials contact Amy in the Web Development office: amyfedele@marywood.edu



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