How to resize multiple photos at once in Windows 10

This tutorial will show you step by step how to quickly resize multiple photos at once in Windows 10 without using extra software.

This will change the dimensions and also reduce the file size of the photos.

How to batch resize photos in Windows 10 without extra software

1. Right-click on your desktop > New > Folder.

Create a new folder in Windows 10

2. Type a name for the new folder (e.g., Resized photos). Choose whatever name you want (the name doesn't matter much).

New folder for resized photos

3. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Open File Explorer in Windows 10

4. Go to the photos you want to resize.

5. Select the photos.

Two ways to select multiple photos:

6. Right-click on the selected photos > Send to > Mail recipient.

Send to mail recipient option in Windows 10

A Attach Files window will appear.

7. Select the image size that you want from the dropdown menu (e.g., 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, or 1280 x 1024).

Attach Files window in Windows 10

Note: No matter what size you choose, the aspect ratio of your photos will be correct. For example, if you choose 800 x 600, then a 1280x720 image will still get the correct aspect ratio of 800 x 450.

The aspect ratio of a photo describes the proportional relationship between the photo's width and its height.

8. Click on the Attach button.

9. Microsoft Windows will now try to open an email program like Outlook or Thunderbird. If you don't have an email program, then you will get the following message: “There is no email program associated to perform the requested action”. It's okay, because we don't need an email program. Do not click on OK and do not close this message window.

Email warning in Windows 10

10. Type %temp% into the Windows search bar.

Open the Temp folder in Windows 10

11. Press the [Enter] on your keyboard.

The Windows Temp folder will open and here you will find the resized photos.

Note: If the search doesn't work or the Temp folder doesn't open, then follow the next few steps:

12. Click on Type located at the top of the Temp folder. This will sort all files by file type and will make all the photos stand together.

Sort files by type in File Explorer in Windows 10

Alternatively, you can also type the file extension of the photos (e.g., .jpg, .png, .gif) in the search bar. This will make Windows Explorer show only photos with the file extension.

Search for file extension in File Explorer in Windows 10

13. In the left sidebar, you click on the ❱ or ▷ icon next to Desktop so that the new folder (which you previously created) appears.

Show desktop folder in File Explorer in Windows 10

14. Drag the photos from the Temp folder to the new folder. To do so, you click with the left mouse button on the photos, then hold down the left mouse button, drag the photos to the new folder, and then release the left mouse button.

Drag the resized photos to the new folder in Windows 10

How to batch resize photos in Windows 10 using PowerToys

Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows 10 experience for greater productivity.

We'll be using the PowerToys Image Resizer utility for resizing multiple photos at once.

You can download PowerToys from GitHub, here.

You can find the latest release at the top of the page.

To download PowerToys, you click on the EXE file with a name similar to PowerToysSetup-0.27.1-x64.exe.

Download Microsoft PowerToys

Once the download is complete, you run the file to install PowerToys on your PC.

1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Open File Explorer in Windows 10

2. Go to the photos you want to resize.

3. Select the photos.

4. Right-click on the selected photos and then click on Resize pictures.

Resize pictures using Microsoft PowerToys

A “Image Resizer” window will appear.

5. Select the image size that you want from the list or enter a custom size.

Select the image size in Microsoft PowerToys Image Resizer

Note: No matter what size you choose, the aspect ratio of your photos will be correct. For example, if you choose 800 x 600, then a 1280x720 image will still get the correct aspect ratio of 800 x 450.

The aspect ratio of a photo describes the proportional relationship between the photo's width and its height.

6. Click on the Resize button.

Resize multiple images at once in Windows 10 using Microsoft PowerToys

Microsoft PowerToys Image Resizer will now resize the photos.

It will save the resized photos in the same folder as the original photos.



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References:

HowToGeek.com

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