Resize a picture

  1. Select the pictures you want to work with.

  2. On the Formatting toolbar, click Edit Pictures.

  3. In the Edit Pictures task pane, under Change picture size, click Resize.

  4. You have three options to control the resolution and file size of your picture:

  • The first option gives you a quick way of picking a photo size for a particular task. If you're writing a report and want to include a quick photo of yourself, for example, you would pick the resolution for using a small photo in a document, on a web page or in an email in either high or low resolution.

  • Secondly, you can create an image with a custom size. For example, you might need to print a passport photo to a particular specification. Just click Custom width x height. Then enter the custom width and height for your image in the boxes provided and click OK under Size setting summary.

  • Finally, you can grow or shrink the size of your picture proportionally. You might do this, for example, to get an 8x10 photo reduced to fit into a 4x5 frame. Start by clicking Percentage of original width x height. Then enter the desired percentage of the original image size in the box provided and click OK under Size setting summary.

Note:  Microsoft Picture Manager preserves the aspect ratio when resizing a picture, so that it will never stretch out of shape and will always stay in proportion.

Note: To undo an edit, click the Undo command on the Edit menu. Edits will not be saved until you save them.

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