Compress a picture

The compression options in Microsoft Picture Manager reduce both file size and picture dimensions based on how you intend to use the picture, such as in Web pages or e-mail messages.

  1. Select the picture you want to compress.

  2. Click the Picture Tools Format tab, and then click Compress Pictures.

  3. Do one of the following:

    1. To compress your pictures for insertion into a document, under Resolution, click Print.

    2. To compress your pictures for publication on a Web page, under Resolution, click Web.

    3. To compress your pictures for sending in an e-mail message, under Resolution, click E-mail.

    Some pictures will only allow one or two of these options.

  4. Click OK, and name and save the compressed picture somewhere you can find it.

Note:  You can undo compression by clicking Reset Picture. Compression changes will not be saved until you explicitly save them.

  1. Select the picture you want to compress.

  2. On the Picture menu, click Compress Pictures.

  3. Do one of the following:

    1. To compress your pictures for insertion into a document, under Compress for, click Documents.

    2. To compress your pictures for publication on a Web page, under Compress for, click Web pages.

    3. To compress your pictures for sending in an e-mail message, under Compress for, click E-mail messages.

  4. Click OK.

Note:  You can undo compression by clicking Undo Compress Picture on the Edit menu. Compression changes will not be saved until you explicitly save them.

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