Resize Your Pictures with Photo Gallery!

19 Dec

Let’s say you want to send a number of photos from your latest Holland America Line cruise to a friend as attachments.  However, your new digital camera takes such high quality pictures that the resulting file size of some of  your images is very large. As such, you may end up with a rather bloated email that is hard to both send and receive.  Or, as is often the case, you may be limited in how many photos that you can attach by an overall attachment size limit set by an email service provider.

One solution would be to resize the pictures prior to sending them as attachments and Microsoft’s Photo Gallery makes that process a snap!

First, within Photo Gallery, find the thumbnail (the small version of the picture you see in the gallery view) that you want to resize and right-click on it.  A small menu will appear that includes the Resize option.  Then simply left-click on Resize.

Right click on the photo & left-click on Resize

Next, the Resize menu will appear and provide you with a number of file size choices.  Medium and large are good options for email attachments.  However, you should be aware that by resizing the picture you are sacrificing image quality for a smaller file size.

Select your file size and Save!

Finally, hit the Resize and Save button. This will create a new resized version of the photo with a modified filename and place it in the same directory as the original unless you choose Browse to save it in an alternate location such as your desktop.  It should be noted that your resized creation is a new file and that your original remains untouched and unmodified.

By resizing your pictures before sending them as attachments you can reduce the size of the email message and potentially send more of your cruise photos without hitting an overall size limit set by an email service provider.

You can find the latest version of Photo Gallery by going to

And, to find out more about this and other amazing features of this easy to use photo-editing software, be sure to visit us in the Digital Workshop Powered by Windows on your next Holland America Line cruise.

John Roberts – ms Niew Amsterdam


One Response to “Resize Your Pictures with Photo Gallery!”

  1. Duane Lloyd December 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Thanks for this information. It’s really appreciated.
    Duane Lloyd a 4 Star Mariner

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