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How to resize a picture or image to create a smaller size for convenient e-mailing

With the advent of the Megapixel camera , our photo's that we take are getting bigger and bigger. This is all good to have a nice and big resolution picture , but the trouble comes in when you try to e-mail a 4Mb picture on a limited internet connection.

There is lots of software out there that can re-size a picture or photo , but I prefer and recommend Pixresizer because its free and really easy to use.

Download Pixresizer HERE

Once downloaded , unzip the program and install it to your computer. If you do not have software to unzip it , please download winrar HERE.

Now open the program.

You have a choice of converting multiple files or a single file at a time.I'll be demonstrating how to convert a few files at the same time. The concept is the same for converting a single file.

Click on the "work with multiple files" tab.




  1. Select the folder where the photo's which you want to resize are located .
  2. Select the folder where the resized files are saved.
  3. Move the size dragging scale to select desired size.
  4. Select the output format (Jpeg is fine)
  5. Finally Save Pictures.



And that's all. I now converted 7.8Mb of photo's to only 200Kb which is a much more appropriate size for sending in a e-mail.

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