While photos can be "resized" in Word by dragging a corner to a smaller size, doing so tends to make them look a bit blurry and the size the photo takes up on your HDD remains the same. It is much better to resize the photo in a graphics editing program before pasting it into Word. A good free program for resizing either single photos or batches of photos is Infranview. To rsize multiple photos to the same size, click on "File," then "Batch Conversion/Rename". Click on either "Batch Conversion" or "Batch Conversion - Rename result files." Under "Output format," select the file tyoe you want to save the reduced file as. If starting with a compressed file type and you will be saving as a compressed file type (such as .jpg to.jpg), click "Options" alongside the "Output format" and set the quality to "Good."
Click on the little box next to "Use Advanced Options (for bulk resize...)" then click to the right on "Advanced." Click on "Resize," enter the desired size, then click on OK. If you opted to rename the output files, enter the new name under "Name pattern," using the sample as a guide to how to fill it out. The "#" symbols are used to determine how many digits you want in the file number (example, ### will give a series of digits like, 001, 002, 003, etc.).
Under "Output Directory for result files," I strongly suggest using a different location for your resized photos, especially if you are not renaming them. it can either be a folder somewhere or the desktop itself (I use a temporary folder on my desktop to avoid clutter). Click on "Browse" to set where you want your resized photos to wind up.
Moving to the right, in 'Look in," find the folder with the photos you want resized. CTRL click each photo you want to resize and click on "ADD" below there or, if you want to resize every photo in the folder, just click on "Add all."
Go to the left rear corner and click "Start Batch" and let Infranview do its thing. When finished, just exit your way out.
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