How to Resize Multiple Pictures in Windows without Software

resize multiple pictures in windows without software

This tutorial will show you step by step how to quickly resize multiple pictures (images) at once in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 without using any special software.

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

But first:

Resizing Pictures

Resizing pictures is a good option for if you want to send multiple pics that have a large file size by email or if you just want to save some disk space on your computer hard drive, external hard disk or usb flash drive.

With resizing I mean making the size (dimension) and the file size of the photos smaller.

And now:

How to Resize Multiple Pictures in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 without Special Software

1. Create a new folder and give it a name, like "resized pictures" or "resized images" or "smaller pictures" or whatever name you want.

2. Go to the photos you want to resize.

3. Select all the pictures at once. To select all photos at once, press the Ctrl + A keys on your keyboard.

4. Right-click on the selected images, go to "Send to" and choose "Mail recipient".

resize multiple photos in windows without software

5. A small "Attach Files" window will appear and here you will have to choose a picture size (dimension), like 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024.

Choose a picture size

6. Click on "Attach".

7. Windows will now try to open an email program like Outlook or Thunderbird and if you don't have a email program, then you will get an error message that says that there is no email program associated to perform the requested action etc... It's okay, no problem, because we don't need an email program. Don't click on "OK" and don't close this message window yet.

no email program associated windows error

8. Open the Windows search bar. You can find the Windows search bar when you open the start menu and in Windows 10 it's also located in the task bar.

windows search bar

9. Enter %temp% into the Windows search bar.

10. Press the Enter key on your keyboard to open the Windows "Temp" folder and in this folder you will see your resized images.

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

11. Now it's time to copy your photos from the Windows Temp folder to the new folder that you've created before. To do this, select all the pictures at once. To select multiple pictures at once, click on the first image, press and hold the Shift key of your keyboard and click on the last image.

12. Right-click on the selected images and choose "Copy".

13. Open the folder that you've created before.

14. Right-click in the folder and choose "Paste".

Now all of your resized pictures will be copied from the Windows Temp folder to the new folder.