No need for photo editing software just to resize photos
If you don’t want to do anything other than resizing pictures, most image editing programs are overkill. You can install a very small extension to Windows which can then resize photos for you – one at a time, or lots at once.
Microsoft originally created an “Image Resizer Powertoy” for Windows XP, and a chap called Brice Lambson made an excellent job of updating it so that it works on the new 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows , Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It really is well worth installing – even if you have something like Photoshop or Xara Designer already.
Quick to download and easy to install
- If you use Windows XP, download and install the Image Resizer Powertoy from Microsoft.
- If you use Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 download and install the ImageResizer tool.
Both versions are quick to download and install, and are very safe.
Very easy to use – three clicks and just two seconds to resize any photo
Once installed, right click on your photo (or select lots of photos and right click on the selection) and select Resize Pictures, then take your pick from the range of sizes: