Are you looking to resize multiple Windows images without going through the hassle of opening a professional photo editor for every photo? You can do that now in Windows 10. It is as simple as selecting multiple images in Windows Explorer and using a right-click on it. But that is not all, though. There are a few things that you need to install in your Windows 10 system.
The option of resizing multiple images is possible due to the PowerToys utility tool. Microsoft’s free suite of utilities, and “Image Resizer” is one of its modules. Image resizer allows you to resize multiple images directly from the Windows Explorer to a preconfigured size or a custom size with just a few clicks. How do you get the PowerToys utility tool, and how do you resize multiple images by using it? Let’s find out in this article.
How to resize multiple images in Windows 10?
Firstly, we will see how you can get the PowerToys utility and enable the Image Resizer module. Then we will get to the whole process.
- Download the PowerToys utility tool from Microsoft’s website.
- You will see the downloadable file as a .EXE file on the page. Download the latest version of it.
- Install the PowerToys using the setup and then open it up by double-clicking the Desktop icon.
- Click on the Image resizer tab in the left pane of the PowerToys window and enable the toggle for “Enable Image Resizer” on the right pane.
Now the module is enabled, so you are now ready to resize multiple images directly from Windows Explorer.
- Go to the location where you have the multiple image files that you need to edit.
- Select all of the necessary image files and right-click on them. You will see the option, “Resize pictures.” Click on it.
- An image resizer window will now show up with several profile options of different sizes. You can either opt for one of the preconfigured options or select a custom size according to your liking.
- Once you are done with your selection, click on “Resize,” and the process will be complete.
The resized images will be directly saved as the source files. You won’t have duplicate files after the resizing. If you wish to change the size while keeping the source file intact, it would be best to create a copy of the source file before opening up the image resizer.
There are some additional tweaks that you can try with the image resizer. Open PowerToys, and click on the Image resizer tab in the left pane of the PowerToys window. You will see configurations for image sizes, encoding, and file. You will see various size profiles in image sizes, which you can edit in any way you want and even add a new size profile that you end up using often.
In the encoding section, you can set the fallback encoder, which is basically the format in which the resized image will be saved if there are any issues saving the file in its source image format. You can also set the quality level, PNG interlacing, or TIFF compression here. Finally, in the file section, we configure how we would like to save the resized image file. By default, it is set to save with the source file name along with the new size.
So that is all about quickly changing the size of multiple images directly from the Windows Explorer in Windows 10. If you have any questions or queries about this guide, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.