How to resize multiple pictures at once in Windows 8 and 10

This tutorial will show you step by step how to quickly resize multiple pictures at once in Windows 8 and 10 without using extra software.

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


Tip: It's easier if all the photos you want to resize are in one folder.

1. Right-click on your desktop.

2. Go with the mouse cursor (pointer) to New and then click on Folder.

create a new folder in windows

3. Type a name for the new folder. Choose whatever name you want (the name doesn't matter much).

4. Go to the photos you want to resize.

5. Select all the pictures.

Two ways to select multiple images:

6. Right-click on the selected images.

7. Go with the mouse cursor (pointer) to Send to and then click on Mail recipient.

resize multiple photos in windows without software

An Attach Files window will appear.

8. Choose a size (dimension), like 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, or 1280 x 1024.

Choose a picture size

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 photo with a size of 1280 x 720 will still get the correct aspect ratio of 800 x 450.

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

9. Click on Attach.

10. Windows will now try to open an email program like Outlook or Thunderbird and if you don't have an 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. Do not click on OK and do not close this message window.

no email program associated windows error

11. Go to the Windows search bar.

Tip: In Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, you can find the search bar in the start menu and in Windows 10 it's located in the taskbar. In Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, you can also open the search function by pressing the [Windows] + [S] key on your keyboard.

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

open windows temp folder

13. Press Enter.

The Windows Temp folder will open and here you will find your resized pictures.

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

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

order by file type option in windows explorer

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

search file extension of images in windows explorer

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

expand desktop in windows explorer

16. Drag the photos from the Temp folder to the new folder.

drag the resized pictures from windows temp folder to new folder

To drag, click with the left mouse button on the photo(s), hold down the left mouse button, drag the image(s) to the new folder and then release the left mouse button.

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