How To Resize Pictures Photos Images With Microsoft Windows Paint Program

How To Resize Pictures Photos Images With 
Microsoft Windows Paint Program







Microsoft Windows Paint Program Location: Start, All Programs, Accessories, Paint

Step #1)  

Choose image from your folder/file location. At the top of the Paint tool menu click "file" and choose "open" to locate your picture image in the file menu box. If you happen to have saved it to "My Documents," then click the "My Documents" icon in the left of the menu box and find the folder file your picture image has been save to. If it happens to be located in the folder of "My Pictures," then click to open that folder.

Step 2)   Select the picture image you want to down size and click it so that the file name shows in the lower "File Name" box and then click "Open" button. Your picture image should now show up in the Paint program pane window. You can also double click the picture image of choice and accomplish the same thing. 

Step 3)
Check the size of the picture image in the "width" and "height" windows of the "Attributes" box by clicking "image" in the Paint tool menu. Make sure the "pixels" button is selected in the "Units" menu if this is the selection you are working with. If the width size is about 3000-3500 and the height size is about 2000-2500 and you want to down size (make smaller) the image, make a note of these number sizes so that you will know what to do in the following steps. 

Step 4)   In the Paint tool menu, click "image" and select "Stretch/Skew." Keep in mind that your selected picture image is still running in the background and you are preparing to reduce the size of it by selecting this menu.

Step 5)
With the "Stretch and Skew" box opened, look at the "Stretch" menu and note the "horizontal" and "vertical" percentages. They should read 100%, the full size of the picture. This box will control the image picture size and it may take several tries to get it within the desired size. Here's a general rule: If your "attributes" readings previously noted are between 3000-3500 width pixels and 2000-2500 height pixels, you'll need to set the "horizontal" and "vertical" percentage boxes in "Stretch" to a very small number, usually between 8-11, that is if you want pictures around 260 x 196 pixels to 340 x 260 pixels. For example, setting the number to 9 percent as shown below, the picture image size will be around 290 x 220. Going up to a higher number like 10 will make the picture about 320 x 240 pixels and so on. Once you have chosen the desired percentage number, click "OK" button. 

Step 6) 
Now recheck the reduced size of the picture image in "Attributes:" See illustrations below. If the picture is not the desired size, you MUST START OVER from Step 1 until you achieve the desired size. DO NOT try to change the attributes settings in the boxes or the picture may be lost or become disproportionate. 

Step 7)  If the picture image is the desired size, you need to save it: From the Paint tool menu choose "file," "Save As..." and click "save" button located in the "Save As" box. You can change the file name of the picture if you wish in the "file name" box and then click "save" button after doing so. Also, below the file name box you can save the picture image file as a certain type like jpg. or gif., etc. by using and selecting the file type via the "Save as type" drop-down window and then click "save" button. Make note of where the picture is located. In the example below it is located in "My Documents," "My Pictures." You can change the location of the picture as well by using the drop-down menu in the "Save As" box under "Save in " menu. 

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