The Photos app comes pre-installed on Windows 10. The utility of this app in viewing images and performing basic editing tasks is well known. For instance, in addition to editing images, splitting videos or merging them together, the Photos app comes with the Resize option which allows changing the image dimensions and reduces the file size as desired.
The app comes equipped with 3 preset options –
- S – Small 0.25 MP (Suitable for profile pictures and thumbnails)
- M – Medium 2MP (For email attachments and messages)
- L – Large 4 MP images (Good for viewing)
Resize images using Photos App
For adjusting image size with Photos App in Windows 10, open the image you want to re-size in the Photos app.
When opened, click ‘See More’ option visible as 3 dots on the toolbar, and choose Resize.
Instantly, 3 preset options will appear:
- S (small)
- M (medium)
- L (large)
These will allow you to resize the image.
Choose the desired option and the app will show you the corresponding reduced size after resizing the image.
Select the desired location to save the resized image, enter a suitable name you want for the image, and hit the Save button.
When done, exit the Photos app.
No matter which digital camera you use, the images captured by it produces quite large files when seen on a computer and other mobile devices. To save space on a computer’s hard drive or to share such images with others via email, you have to resize them to a suitable limit. With Windows 10 Photos App this can be achieved in a few simple steps.
If you are interested in knowing how the Photos app works and what all it offers, below we discuss some of its features with regards to media viewing, photo editing, and file management.
Features of the Windows Photos app
The primary purpose of the Photos app is to, obviously allow us to view images. It also offers baseline editing and tweaks to make photos look more presentable. You are able to view images in, more or less, any file format in the Photos app. There are two new editing touch-ups that you may not have noticed in the Photos app, being the 3D effects and animated text.
There is a healthy number of 3D effects that you have at your disposal here, each one easily configurable in terms of volume/depth of the effect and its placement in the picture. There is also a 3D library that contains 3D objects of varied categories like animals and symbols, a feature I believe can greatly help users in designing both personal and professional graphics.
Using the animated text setting, you can add texts of your choice (they offer 5 broad text styles) and create a video highlight of a picture. This text can be placed anywhere around the picture using the layout feature and you can also add transitions & filters to it.
Hope this helps.