If you find yourself in that situation where you want to upload photos to an email or a website, you might find that the email gets way too big to send.
This error is mostly caused between a combination of the images being too big and a slow internet connection, i.e. most modern high mega-pixel cameras have a minimum resolution of 1600×1200. So save yourself all the trouble by resizing your photos to an appropriate size before you upload them! Here are two solutions, with the easiest one first and more advanced last.
Image Resizer for Windows
Microsoft Powertoys for Windows XP does not work on modern systems. You can download a clone of the original software, Image Resizer for Windows.
- After the program is installed, Open the folder that contains the pictures you want to resize. Select all the pictures you want to resize and right-click and select Resize Pictures.
- In the Resize Pictures dialog box, click Medium and click OK. You can choose a size here for your target audience.
- The original files are still there, and the converted pictures have just been added to the folders with (Large) added. You can now upload the resized pictures with ease! (Notice the file differences).
IrfanView Batch Conversion
Irfanview is one of the best freeware image viewers and editor in the world due to its small size and ease of use, oh and of course did I mention it is free? Download here
- After you’ve installed IrfanView, open any image in your photo folder and press the B button on your keyboard to open the Batch conversion window:
- Click the Add all button to add all the photos in the folder.
- Now make sure Batch conversion and Use advanced options is selected and that the Output format is JPG, and then press Advanced
- Enter the width of 604 like the picture below, and make sure your boxes are ticked like the picture below, press OK. You can save your settings for later use again too!
- Final step! Click Use current (‘look in’) directory and then Start Batch. Your original photos will now be replaced by these ones with smaller resolution and file size, just right for email or websites. The Batch conversion has many other options to as you can see, you can even batch rename your images, or increase the brightness on all your images.