Have you ever wanted to resize several images at once but were unable to do so in Windows? Well, according to Microsoft’s support article on the subject, it’s as easy as pressing Alt+Prnt Scrn. While that seems like a simple shortcut for such an important function, some people are left wanting more features. Fortunately for them there is a way around this limitation by using third-party software that does not require installation of additional programs or 3rd party codecs.
The “bulk resize images” is a Windows 11 feature that allows users to resize multiple images at once. To use the feature, open your image files in Paint.NET and then select all of them and click on “Bulk Resize”.
If you need to resize a large number of photographs, rather than resizing them one by one, you may use a sophisticated application called Microsoft PowerToys to resize the images or photos in bulk. Image Resizer is a PowerToys function that enables users to swiftly resize numerous photos at once. This tutorial will teach you how to use PowerToys Image Resizer to batch resize photos on Windows 11.
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From the left pane of the PowerToys window, choose Image Resizer. Then, make sure that “Enable Image Resizer” is selected.
Other settings such as adding a preset size to utilize when resizing your photographs, selecting a fallback encoder, defining a filename format, and so on may be configured from there.
When you right-click one or more photographs in Windows after using the Image Resizer function in PowerToys, you’ll get an option labeled Resize pictures in the context menu.
To resize many photographs at once, choose Show additional choices (Windows 11) > Resize pictures after right-clicking and dragging to highlight all the images you wish to resize in bulk.
Then, based on your requirements, choose a size. Small, Medium, Large, and Phone are the fixed sizes offered. You may choose Custom to manually specify a width and height for your photographs to be resized to.
You must pick a Resize type if you select Custom size.
- The width of the picture will be increased or decreased to suit the screen.
- Fit will adjust the height of the picture to ensure that it fills the screen.
- Stretch will stretch the image to fill the whole screen, which may cause the image to be deformed.
If you choose the “Make photographs smaller but not bigger” option, the resizer will only resize pictures that are larger than the size you specify. All photos that are already less than the desired size will be ignored.
By default, the option “Ignore photo orientation” is turned on. This option changes the image’s width and height to fit the image’s orientation (portrait or landscape). When this option is selected, the resizer will apply the lowest value from the width and height parameters to the smallest dimension of the image, regardless of whether it is width or height.
If the option “Resize the original photographs (don’t make duplicates)” is selected, the resizer will replace the current images after resizing. This option should only be used if you have previously made a backup of your photos.
After resizing the images, the “Delete metadata that doesn’t effect rendering” option will remove information (that doesn’t influence rendering). Data such as the creation date, updated date, image size, location information, file type, width and height, color type, bit depth, compression technique, filter, interlace, pixels per unit, and so on are included in the metadata of a photograph.
Click Resize to resize all chosen photographs at once after choosing the size you wish to resize them to and activating or disabling appropriate features.
If the “Resize the original photographs” option is turned off, the scaled images will be saved in the same directory as the originals, with the size type appended to the file names, such as Screenshot (Custom). Refresh the directory if you don’t see the resized photos after resizing them.
Add a size setting for Image Resizer.
Open PowerToys Settings and go to Image Resizer to create a preset size so you don’t have to manually input a specific size every time you resize your photographs. Next to Presets, click Add a size under Image sizes. Then, next to the new size, click the edit button. Choose a Fit type and customize the width and height.
After right-clicking photographs and choosing Resize pictures, the additional size will appear as an option in the Image Resizer box.
Selecting a backup encoder
When the picture file cannot be saved in its original format, the fallback encoder option enables you to choose an encoder that the resizer will use. This option is not a file type conversion tool, but rather a fallback for unsupported file formats, as indicated in the description.
Go to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/image-resizer to learn more about the other possibilities.
Description for sharing: This is a basic tutorial on how to use Image Resizer in Windows 11 to batch resize many pictures or photographs to whatever size you like.
Nyau Wai Hoe’s article was updated on December 20, 2021.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I resize multiple images at once?
A: You can use the Scale option in Photoshop, or you could also download a photo editor like Paint Tool Sai.
How do I resize multiple pictures at once in Windows 10?
A: The best way to resize multiple pictures at once in Windows 10 is with a photo editing software.
How do you batch resize an image?
A: To batch resize an image, you would need to open up the file in Photoshop or GIMP. You will then select all of the layers and scale them down without changing their proportions. This is sometimes referred to as resize-rebuild if its done on a mac computer with photoshop.
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