• Curran@CurranOmniMedia.com

Quickly Reduce the File Size of an Image with Microsoft Outlook

Quickly Reduce the File Size of an Image with Microsoft Outlook

Sometimes when you want to upload photographs to online services or self-maintained systems like WordPress you may find yourself in the position of needing to reduce the file-size of the images. After all, your 8 mega-pixel camera takes pictures that are just that – around 8MB sometimes!

There are several programs you can use to reduce the file size of your images but if you have Microsoft Outlook installed then you have everything you need!

Here is a super-fast and easy way to reduce those image file sizes using Microsoft Outlook.

1 ) Put the original image files in one folder on your desktop.

2 ) Create another folder that will hold the set we will make. Lets name them “Start” and “Finish

reduce1

3 ) Open the “Start” Folder, and select all the images in that folder.

– Highlight them all, or select one and then CNTRL-A to select all, etc.

reduce2

4 ) While all of the files are selected, Right Click and SEND TO –> MAIL RECIPIENT

reduce3

5 ) The “Send Pictures via E-Mail” prompt will open. Choose “MAKE ALL MY PICTURES SMALLER

reduce4

6 ) Select the size you want, I usually use LARGE and I find this to be plenty of compression.

– In Vista the option for picture size appears as another window.
– In XP click the SHOW MORE OPTIONS link and the pop-up window will expand.

reduce-5

7 ) Give your computer a few seconds to work its magic. The more files you are reducing, the longer it will take. I have done over 100 at a time before – no problem.

8 ) An email message will appear with all of the reduced size files in the attachments area.

9 ) Select one of the attachments, hit CNTRL-A to select them all, and save them to the FINISH folder you created.

reduce6

  • You can also click once on one of the files, then right click and choose SELECT ALL
  • Once all of the files are selected you can drag and drop them into the FINISH folder or cut and paste – whatever is easier for you!

Now you have a folder of images that are usually less than 100KB instead of 4-8 (or higher!) MB a piece.

reduce7

How easy was that!

15 Comments

  • Nathaniel

    January 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    That was really cool.

  • Ugg Winter Boots

    September 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you share, the article will make people good progress soon, I will share my article to you, because only together can share the progress.

    Rodrigo

    November 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I have the clue. GO em options and put html intestead rich text.

    Paul

    March 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Thank You, Thank You!!

    You have saved me a TON of time!!!!

    Paul R

    April 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Just brilliant. Any shotrcuts for cropping?

    KeciaHe

    April 18, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Sometimes when you want to upload photographs to online services or self-maintained systems

    Kenyatta Vickery

    April 18, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Here is a super-fast and easy way to reduce those image file sizes using Microsoft Outlook.

    RufinaPet

    April 19, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Sometimes when you want to upload photographs to online services or self-maintained systems like WordPress you may find yourself in the position of needing to reduce the file-size of the images.

    Tamatha

    April 27, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Here is a super-fast and easy way to reduce those image file sizes using Microsoft Outlook.

    iPad news

    July 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I had no idea that such functions are available for MO. Easy and fast way that doesn't require additioonal software use.

      dancurranjr

      July 24, 2012 at 8:30 am

    chopknuckles.com

    October 6, 2012 at 1:18 am

    making sence http://www.chopknuckles.com

    MR T

    December 10, 2012 at 2:59 am

    thank you – a simple, effective and rapid solution!

    Saur

    April 2, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Hey,

    thanks for this update.

    though used it earlier, but completely forgotten this.

    Thanks again. wonderful.

    Cheers !!!

    Nandakumar

    March 4, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Not enough words to thank you… It worked like a song and I was so thrilled. I had always been doing the resizing of 100s of files one after the other. When I googled, there were other options to download softwares which I can’t do on my official laptop. This is he best solution that I came up on the net.. Thank you..!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: