How do I batch resize and email multiple images?

With all the advances in modern technology the one thing that hasn't changed much is email and the amount of data that can be attached to an email.

This is actually not bad since it was never made for sendinf files in the first place but what happens if you really need to send various image attachments via email? The solution is to resize and compress the those files so they reach their destination quickly and without any trouble along the way.

Here follows the steps you can take to make the process as smooth as possible.

Batch Resize Images in Windows with the Imageresizer Software

Windows doesn't natively offer the option out of the box, so the first step is to download free software that provides you with this option.

This is by far the easiest way to resize any images on your computer because you just need to right click a set of images and specify the size you would like to have them downsized to.

Simple and quick but take care since this will resize the original images and if you would like to keep you lovely HD quality originals; you should first make a backup before resizing.

But what if you're more of a Macintosh person?

Batch Resize Images in Mac OS X

Lucky for you these type of features are built into the Preview, which is in the /Applications/ folder but is also usually the default image editor.

All that is left to do is just to select all the images you want resized and open them within Preview.

  • From Preview, select the images that you want to batch resize from the drawer.
  • Now, go to the menu labeled Tools, and then Adjust Size.
  • Enter the new width and height.
  • Go to the File menu and click "Save All" or to save a NEW version choose "Save As".

The batch resizing should be fairly quick.

Preparing Your Images for Email

If you don't already have a zip program on your PC or Mac you can try zipeg which works on both operating systems.

Start by putting all the photos you've resized into a folder and then zip this folder by adding it to an archive with the extension .zip.

All that is left is to attach the new archived folder to your email and sending it to the indented recipient or recipients.