Batch Convert Images using Windows Live Photo Gallery

Do you need to reduce the file size of more than one photo at a time? It is fast and easy to do a batch conversion of photos using Windows Live Photo Gallery. Windows Live Photo Gallery is a free program from Microsoft. If you have Windows 7 or 8 you can download this program.

  1. Open Photo Gallery.
  2. From the left pane, select the folder with the photos.
  3. Select the photo thumbnails that you wish to convert to JPG format. To select all the photos in a folder, use Ctrl-A.
  4. Right click on the selection.
  5. Click Resize.
  6. Select a size such as Smaller or type in a Custom dimension.
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    Select a size for your photos.

  8. Create a new folder to save the photos:
    1. Click Browse in the Save to area.
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      Select the location to save the photos.

    3. Select the folder with the original folders.
    4. Click Make New Folder.
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      Create a new folder to save your images.

    6. Type resized as the folder name.
    7. Click OK.
  9. Click Resize and Save.
  10. The photos will be resized. You will now see duplicate photos in the pane. This is because Photo Gallery displays all the photos in the main folder. Do not worry! Your resized photos are in the resized folder. Click on the resized folder to see just the smaller images.
Christa Love

About Christa Love

Christa Love, Vice President - Christa Love has a passion for education and technology. A graduate from Brock University she has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior divisions, and Masters of Education in the area of Curriculum Studies. Her work at TechnoKids Inc. began more than ten years ago as an instructor at a local learning center. Since that time she has operated the summer camp program, taught at the research and development center at John Knox Christian School, trained educators throughout the province on issues related to technology integration, and overseen the curriculum development of hundreds of technology projects. In recent years, Christa has become the vice president of TechnoKids Inc.