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Resizing and Cropping Photos Using Microsoft Paint

Many photos are available to you on a shared drive located in H:\Photo Archive. Photos are organized by event, program and department and may be used by anyone within the division.

Microsoft Paint

If you find a photo you want to use, always copy the original to your local drive and manipulate the copy of the photo. This is extremely important because we only keep one copy of our originals and they are used for a variety of purposes. If you have resized an original in error, please contact sasupport@case.edu so we can locate a previous version of the photo.

To resize and compress your photos using Microsoft Paint, just follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Start, All Programs, Accessories, Paint.
  2. Go to File, Open, then locate the copy of the photo you want to resize. Double-click on it.
  3. To crop your image:
    1. Click on the Select button in the Home tab of the ribbon near the top of the window.
    2. Click and drag to select a rectangular area of the picture.
    3. Click Crop to remove everything outside of the selection.
  4. To resize your image:
    1. Make sure that the Select button is not selected by clicking Brushes.
    2. Next, click the Resize button to open the Resize and Skew window.
    3. Choose Percentage to scale your image to a certain percent of its current dimensions, or Pixels to set it to a particular width or height.
    4. Make sure that Maintain Aspect Ratio is checked, then enter a new Height or Width and click OK.
  5. Choose File, Save As, and rename the photo if needed.