How to Resize Images via the Right-click menu in Windows 10

Recently, I stumbled upon an excellent tool to resize images via the right-click menu in Windows. It’s the Image Resizer utility written by Brice Lambson. This utility is similar to Microsoft’s Image Resizer PowerToy, and it works fine in all versions of Windows, including Windows 10.

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Resize Images via the Right-click menu in Windows 10

Download and Install Image Resizer from the developer’s site or his Github page. This program adds the Resize pictures command to the right-click menu for image file types.

resize images right-click menu

The resize dialog lists four preset options and also allows you to choose a custom setting where you can specify the output file dimensions:

resize images right-click menu

The Resize the original pictures (don’t create copies) option is unchecked by default to prevent accidentally overwriting the source image.

When you choose the custom option, the output files will have the suffix (Custom) — e.g., hero-image (Custom).jpg

tips bulb iconTip: When choosing the Custom option, rather than manually calculating the pixels/ratio for width or height fields (to preserve the aspect ratio), you may leave one of the fields blank so that the tool automatically resizes the image based on the specified width (or height) mentioned, and maintains the aspect ratio.

Image Resizer – Advanced Options

To customize the output file name, click Advanced options in the resize dialog. In the File tab, you can change the file name suffix as desired:

resize images right-click menu

For example, setting the parameter to %1 (%3 x %4) will result in the image dimensions suffixed with the output file name. See 3rd file listed in the following image.



resize images right-click menu

In the Encoding tab, you can set the Fallback encoder, JPEG quality level, PNG interlacing, and TIF compression settings.

resize images right-click menu

In the Sizes tab, you can remove or customize the four preset options and add your own options to the list with custom dimensions.

resize images right-click menu

The sizes mentioned here will show up in the resize pictures dialog’s preconfigured list.


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Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.

1 thought on “How to Resize Images via the Right-click menu in Windows 10”

  1. I had this before my hard drive burned up and it worked great. Since then I have tried several times and nothing I do will get it to work again. What am I missing?

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