The Photos app is a Universal (Metro) app which comes pre-installed in Windows 10. It is a Store app which is intended to replace Windows Photo Viewer, since Microsoft wants to make the whole user environment look and work the same on Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 for PCs. While interested users can restore the classic desktop app, Windows Photo Viewer, those who prefer to use Photos might be interested in learning how to resize images with this new app.
The built-in Photos app allows viewing images and performing basic editing. Its tile is pinned to the Start menu. Also, the app is associated with most image file formats out of the box. Photos offers very basic functionality to view images from the user's local drive or from the OneDrive cloud storage.
The Photos app comes with the Resize option which allows changing the image dimensions and reduce the file size. The app provides the following 3 resize profiles:
- S - Small. Suitable for avatars and thumbnails. 0.25 MP.
- M - Medium, for email and message attachements. 2MP.
- L - Large. 4 MP images.
Here is how to use this feature.
To resize images with Photos in Windows 10, do the following.
- Open Photos. Its tile is pinned to the Start menu by default.
- Open the image file you want to resize.
- Click the three dots menu button in the top right corner.
- Select the Resize command from the menu.
- In the next dialog, you will see the current size of your image. Also, you will be able to select one of the three presets mentioned above.
- Now, browse for the folder where you want to store the resized image and click on the Save button.
- Now you can close the Photos app.
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