How Do I Change the Number of Pixels in a Picture?
The resolution of a picture is the number of pixels, such as 800 by 600. Changing the resolution or size of a picture may be needed when inserting it onto a Word document or adding it to the body of an email message. Many image programs are available to change a picture's resolution. To do this, open the picture file in a photo-editing program such as Windows Live Photo Gallery.
Resize a Photo
Click the "Start" button, then select the option for "All Programs." Scroll through the list and click the option for "Windows Live Photo Gallery."
Find and then click on the picture that you want to resize. Click the "File" drop-down menu and select the option for "Resize."
Select a new size from the "Select a size" drop-down selection box. Click the "Resize and Save" button to save the picture with its new resolution. Also resize a picture to send in an email message.
Send Photo in Email
Open the Windows Live Photo Gallery and select the picture that you want to email.
Click the "Email" option on the toolbar. Select a new size for the picture from the options available on the screen.
Click the "Attach" button.
Tips & Warnings
- The total estimated size of a picture when attaching it in an email message needs to be less than 2MB.