How to Resize Images in Windows 10 with Ease

Resizing images and screenshots can be a regular part of your daily work. If you’re tired of spending time on resizing images, we have a solution for you. Microsoft PowerToys, a newly released tool, allows you to quickly resize images with just a right-click, without compromising on quality. Let’s learn how to use it!

Getting Started with Microsoft PowerToys

To begin, you’ll need to install Microsoft PowerToys, which offers various useful tools including Image Resizer. It’s important to note that PowerToys is not a native part of Windows 10, so you’ll have to install it separately from GitHub.

Resizing Images Made Simple

Once you have PowerToys installed, simply right-click on any image and you’ll find a new option called “Resize pictures”. Clicking on it will open the Image Resizer pop-up.

From the pop-up, you can choose from pre-defined resize values or enter a custom value. You also have the option to enter values in inches, centimeters, or percentages. For most cases, leaving everything as default works fine.

Image Resizer automatically maintains the aspect ratio if you enter a custom value for either the width or height. For example, if you upload pictures to TechWiser with a 675-pixel width, you can just enter the width and let the height be automatically determined.

Lossless Resizing and Duplicate Files

Image Resizer ensures that the original file remains intact and creates a duplicate file with the same name, followed by the resize setting name. This ensures lossless resizing when reducing the dimensions of the image.

Additional Features and Batch Resizing

Image Resizer also offers the convenience of batch resizing. If you frequently need to resize multiple images in a folder, simply select all the images, right-click, and choose “Resize pictures”. The process remains the same as mentioned earlier.

In addition, Image Resizer allows you to edit pre-defined templates. To access this feature, go to the icon tray at the bottom right corner of your screen. Right-click on the PowerToys icon and click on “Settings”. In the PowerMenu settings, navigate to the Image Resizer tab. Here, you can customize the default image resize options or even add new dimensions according to your requirements.

Explore Alternatives

If you’re looking for alternative options, there are a few to consider. Microsoft’s Image Resizer is based on Brice Lambson’s open-source tool called “ImageResizer”. Although that tool has been shut down, development has been redirected to Microsoft PowerToys. Another option is “Resize Image”, available on the Microsoft Store, which also allows batch resizing but with a slightly different approach. You can also explore the popular command-line tool, ImageMagick, which offers batch resizing, compression, and conversion of images.

Resizing images is no longer a time-consuming task. With Microsoft PowerToys and its Image Resizer tool, you can quickly resize images with just a few clicks, saving you valuable time and effort.

Now, go ahead and enjoy hassle-free image resizing on Windows 10!