How to Bulk Resize Photos Using Windows 10

You can easily and quickly resize a single photo manually, but what if you need to manually resize a bunch of photos?

In this article, we’ll go through the process of manually resizing multiple photos in one shot using just Windows 10. We’ll also talk about one free tool that can also solve this problem.

Use the Mail Recipient Hack

An easy way to manually resize multiple photos is to turn to Windows 10 explorer. While there is no function that directly allows you to “bulk resize” your photos, it can still get the job done. You just need to think outside of the box.

Here’s what you
need to do.

First, gather all
the photos that you plan on resizing. Make sure to place them in the same
folder.

Select all of
these photos. You can press ctrl + A for this. Right-click on them and
choose Send to. Then choose Mail recipient.

An Attach Files window will then pop up.
Here, you can specify the Picture size
you want. Your choices are Smaller,
Small, Medium,
and Large.

Once you’ve
chosen the size for your photos, you can check the Total estimated size of the photos that are about to be resized.
Finish this process by clicking Attach.

Because you chose
to send these photos to a mail recipient, Microsoft Outlook will then come up.
In the program, you will see the resized attachments.

Click the arrow
on any one of these attachments. Doing this will allow a drop-down menu to come
up. In it, choose Select All.

Once you have
selected all the photos, do the process again. Click on the arrow on any
selection and this time, choose Save As.

Choose where you
want to save these resized photos. Then click OK.

Use a Freeware Tool

The tool to use for this is Image Resizer for Windows. It’s free, small and completely malware-free.

Once it’s downloaded, click Install.

Once the program
is installed on your computer, you’re good to go. Now, go to the folder
containing the photos that you want to resize.

Select your photos. Then right-click on them and choose Resize pictures from the options.

A window will then pop up. Here, you can modify the basic settings for the pictures that will be processed.

You can select
the size for the pictures. If you don’t like Small, Medium, Large, and Phone
sizes, go for a custom size. Choosing custom is how you can adjust the
aspect ratio of a particular batch of pictures.

You can also Make pictures smaller but not larger, Resize
the original pictures,
and Ignore the
orientation of pictures
. Just select the appropriate choices and hit resize
when you’re done.

And if you want to tweak the default sizes of the pictures, check out the Advanced options.

There, you can
edit the default sizes of the pictures. These default settings will show up the
next time you use this program.

Apart from the pictures’ sizes, the Advanced Options also allows you to do more. You can explore the Encoding, File, and About tabs.

These are two simple and easy ways to resize many photos in Windows 10 without much hassle.

How To Convert Pictures Into a Movie The Easy Way

You don’t need to hire a professional video maker to whip up your own movie. You can do it on your own and if you think you need to spend a dime for this project, you’re mistaken.

Today, you’ll learn how to make pictures into a movie the easy way. With this approach, you can admire your pictures in a more enjoyable way.

What You Need

A USB cable, pictures (in a folder or digital camera), and video-editing software are the things you need to make a movie out of your pictures.

You can go with any video editor, but you should consider using Windows Movie Maker or a built-in program. Doing so means you won’t have to download a third party tool for this project.

The Process

  • To begin, launch your video editor. You can do this by typing video editor once you press the Win key.
  • Then click on Import.
  • If you’ve already loaded the pictures that you want to use into a folder in your computer, choose to Import from a folder. If they are still in your digital camera’s memory card, choose to Import from a USB device.
  • Select the pictures that you want to add to your movie by ticking the box on the upper right of the photo. Then, choose + Add to.
  • A window will then appear. It asks you to specify where you want to add the selected pictures. There, choose New video with music.
  • You will then Name your new video. After you enter a name, click Create video.
  • Once you enter the basic details for your movie, you will get access to your Storyboard. Here, you can edit your movie using the many options presented to you.
  • Here, you get to play around as much as you want. You can + Add title card, set your movie’s Duration, Resize, use Filters, add Text, select Motion, and add 3D effects.
  • What you do during this stage is not final. You can always check out your progress by clicking the play button. Doing so lets you watch your movie in action.
  • If you want to erase all the edits you made, that’s fine, too. Just hit Remove all.

Reminder

Remember not to follow the instructions here word for word. As mentioned, the video editor used here is a Windows built-in program. You need to be mindful of the device you’re using.

If you’re using a Mac, you can also use its built-in movie maker. While the exact process may be different, the concept still remains.

Finishing Your Movie

  • If you’re 100% satisfied with the movie, you can wrap things up. Choose Finish video from the top.
  • A window will then appear. It will present you with the different options for your finished project. Choose the one that fits your purpose.

How To Play MKV Files On Windows Media Player

If you have downloaded an MKV file, opening it using an earlier version of Windows Media Player 10 might not work. This is because the previous versions of Windows Media Player did not support MKV files.

Even if you have a new version of Windows Media Player, there’s no guarantee that you still won’t be encountering problems. Your file may load but you will only hear its audio. Its video component won’t be visible.

In this post, let’s look at how you can use Windows Media Player to play MKV files.

Convert The File To a Format Supported By Your Version Of Windows Media Player

If a program can’t play your file, the fix is to make that file playable. So in this case, going with an acceptable format for Windows Media Player is the straightforward solution.

The file you’re looking for comes with the extension .wmv. It stands for Windows Media Video and it’s a video file that uses Microsoft’s ASF (Advanced Systems Format) as the basis.

So what you need to do is find a reliable converter that will convert your MKV file to WMV. Wondershare UniConverter is a tool you can use for this.

  • To begin, open the program and choose Add Files.
  • Go to Convert all files to: and select WMV as the output format.
  • This tool is just one of many tools that can convert your MKV files to WMV files. You can also choose AVS Media Converter, Handbrake, and more.

Use Alternative Media Players

Windows Media Player is a great built-in program for playing media. But because it can’t play your MKV file, a quick fix is to go for other media players.

The two top ones are as follows:

VLC Media Player

VLC is a free open-source multimedia player that can play almost every multimedia file format.

It also comes with a lineup of tools that can improve your viewing experience. This includes a menu for Media, Playback, and Video.

  • The first step to using VLC media player is to download and install the program.
  • Then select your MKV file. Right-click on it and choose Open with.
  • From the selection, choose VLC media player.
  • You can also launch the media player. Then go to Media and select Open File from the drop-down menu.

Power Media Player

This can also play MKV files and is easily available on the Microsoft Store.

A big advantage of Power Media Player is that it can play DVDs. It also comes with advanced controls such as a Bookmark Viewer and TrueTheater Enhancements.

  • Like VLC media player, you can begin using Power media player once you download and install it. Choose your MKV file. As you select your file, right-click on it, and choose Open with.
  • There, select Power Media Player.

How To Sign a PDF File Online

Printing out a PDF file, signing it, and then scanning it to send it back online is easy, and it takes just a couple of minutes. But there’s a better way than printing out needless paper. How about if you didn’t have to print it out at all?

Today, let’s go through the process on how to sign a PDF online. Not only will the signing process be faster but the environment will thank you for it.

Windows & Android OS

The program to use for leaving an electronic signature on a PDF document is Adobe Acrobat Reader. Of all PDF viewers, it’s quite a big one.

But compared to its counterparts, it’s a winner when it comes to the most number of features. Included in those features is creating, viewing and printing PDF files.

It’s also great for signing documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader makes leaving a signature on PDF forms easy.

  • To begin, launch Adobe Reader.
  • Open the PDF file you want to leave an electronic signature on by hitting Open.
  • Then select Fill & Sign.
  • Under this section, you will have access to the tools you need to create your signature. You can select Add Text, Add Checkmark, Place Initials, and Place Signature as you please.
  • Here, you can also access more tools to help you sign a PDF. You can Send or Collect Signatures and Work with Certificates.
  • If you select Place Signature, a window will pop up. It will ask you this question: How would you like to create your signature? For this, you have a list of options including Type my signature, Use a webcam, and Use a certificate.
  • An easy choice is to go with Type my signature. With this option, all you need to do is to type your name.
  • You can see the result below. Under the Review Your Signature, you can change your signature style to match your taste. To finalize, click Accept.
  • Once you’re finished creating your signature, you can place it where you want on the PDF document and adjust it as you please.

MacOS & iOS

If you’re using a non-Windows device, you can also leave signatures on PDF files using Adobe Acrobat Reader. But if you don’t want to download and install it, there’s another solution.

  • Select your PDF file, right-click on it, and choose to Open With > Preview (default).
  • Click the Show Edit Toolbar icon.
  • Then click the Signature icon and choose Create Signature from FaceTime HD Camera.
  • Next is to sign your name on a clean piece of paper and put it up for your camera to see. You can also use a pre-made image of your signature. Align it properly and hit Accept when you’re done.
  • That signature is now saved on your computer. So whenever you click the Signature icon (like you previously did), you can see it as one of the menu options.
  • To use it, just select it from the Signature menu and place it on the area of the document where you want to leave the signature.

How To Test If a PC Can Run a Game

Are you excited to try out a game on your PC? Try not to get ahead of yourself because it’s possible that the game might not work for you.

In this post, you’ll learn how to test if your PC can run a game before spending your money.

The Manual Way

Before anything else, it’s best to go over the process manually. Doing so lets you understand what’s going on.

This way, you will know how to test if your PC can run a game even if the automatic way won’t work.

Check Your Computer’s Specifications

First, you need to find out the hardware in your computer. Of the many details, focus on its CPU (processor) speed, RAM (installed physical memory), and graphics card information.

  • You can do this without downloading anything. Just hit the Windows key, search for System Information, and launch it.
  • There, get the information about your PC’s CPU speed. You need to know this bit so you know if your PC can handle how the game goes.
  • Do the same about its RAM. This will inform you if you have enough storage space for the game.
  • Then go to the left section. Choose Components and expand it by clicking the plus sign next to it.
  • Then choose Display.
  • There, get the information about your Adapters and Resolution.
  • Another easy way to do this is to use Speccy. It’s a system information tool that can provide you with all the details in your computer.

Speccy has a free version, as well as a pro version. Since you will only be using it to retrieve basic information for now, downloading its free version is okay.

  • Download it into your computer and run the application. Once it’s done, you can get your hands on a lot of useful information about your computer.
  • Focus on CPU, RAM, and Graphics.

Check Your Game’s System Requirements

Next, go to the website where you got your game and find out its system requirements. If you have a hard time looking for it on the website, you can search for it using Google.

  • Type in your game’s full name + system requirements and press enter.
  • Once you have located these requirements, it’s time to compare them with your system’s information. Like before, your focus should be on the CPU, RAM, and Graphics.
  • If you prefer to amp up your gaming experience, turn to the Recommended Requirements for your game. The Minimum and Recommended Requirements usually come next to each other. But if not, just go over it online. Again, use Google to search for these.
  • There, you can find information that’s similar to the game’s Minimum System Requirements. And just like with the Minimum Requirements information, your focus should be on the CPU, RAM, and Graphics.

The Automatic Way

The manual way on how to test if your PC can run a game is a piece of cake. You can get it over and done with in just a few minutes. But if you don’t want to bother with manual work, then you’ll like this option.

  • Just go to the Can You RUN It website.
  • Search for your game on the first field. On the second field, click Can You Run It.
  • Once you pressed enter, the requirements will be provided to you. This includes both the Minimum and Recommended System Requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

Recommended Requirements: