So, how do you make digital photos smaller? You can do that by using a photo editing software to reduce the pixel dimensions of your photos.
Here's an example using Adobe Photoshop. Are you using a different photo editor? If so, the menus might be slightly different, but basically these are the steps in resizing digital photos:
Your digital photo is now smaller.
What if you want to resize a folder full of digital photos? Are you stuck to opening and resizing them one by one?
Not if you use Image Resizer.
Note: Image Resizer is a Windows XP PowerToy. PowerToys are small programs created to add more features for Windows XP.
So how do you use Image Resizer?
Copies of smaller digital photos are now placed in the same folder.
Notice the two checkboxes above? Check the Make pictures smaller but not larger if you already have small pictures in your current folder that you don't want to resize to the new pixel dimensions.
And if you're sure you won't need the original pictures, then you can check Resize the original pictures (don't create copies) so the new small photos will be of the same filenames as the original. Your original photos will then be overwritten.
Did you know that there's a shortcut in Windows XP to make digital photos smaller and send them through email?
What if you're not using Windows XP? No problem.
There are other software to make digital photos smaller. An example of which is a digital photo organizer. If you're using one, check if it has a batch resize option.
For example, in Picasa just select your digital photos then click the Email button located at the lower part of the window. Picasa will automatically make your digital photos smaller depending on the settings you specified in the Tools Options menu. Next, it will also launch the email client you've chosen.
Anyway, did you know that aside from emailing purposes, you can also make digital photos smaller before posting them on your website or inserting them within your documents?
This will greatly reduce the file size of your documents and make viewing your photos easier. You won't have to scroll left and right, top to bottom to view large photos.
This way, you don't have to make your digital photos smaller before you can share them to others. Just upload your digital photos, share these albums, and invite others to view your photos online.
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