I am using Windows Vista now a days as a secondary operating system. It is really cool and provides a lot of more built-in functions than Windows XP but at some points it just fails to amuse me.
Take today for instance, I logged in to my user account on Windows Vista and was talking to a friend on IM about the new LG Widescreen 19 inch LCD monitor that I recently purchased and he wanted me to take some pictures of it and send it to him.
I took some snapshots of my new monitor (each snapshot was about 2MB big in size) and wanted to resize and email them to my friend but I was horrified to realize that Windows Vista does not have a built-in resizing tool. After peeking here and there I finally came up with a little trick to resize photos and images in Windows Vista quickly.
- Open the image or photo file that you want to resize and click on the email button on top
- On the Attach Files popup, choose the desired resolution and size
- Enter your name, email and add any dummy data to the email server configuration and press next (You will only have to do it once). If you do not see these options simply skip to the next step.
- Righ click on the image in the attachment and click Open
- Once the image is open click the File menu button click Copy. Paste it to your desktop and there you have a resized copy of your original image.
If you think the procedure is long, try getting a third part addon for image resizing. Though once you get used to it, it will seem quick and easy.