Microsoft Office Picture Manager is a program already installed if you have MS Office installed in the computer. This software is very useful when it come to re-size, compress or crop any image in the computer with ease and without any expertise.
This is a very handy tool now a days specially when you have to send photos to your loved ones on the Internet. Due to speed and attachment constraint, it is difficult to attach and send photos on Internet from home or office. Another factor is that photos tends to be big in size now a days as the default resolution of digital cameras are set to high.
To get started, Right click on the photos you want to resize, compress or Crop as shown in the image below -
This will open the photo in MS Picture Manager. Click on the “Edit Picture” icon on the top on the shortcut area as shown in the image below. After you click on the “Edit Picture”, look to the right pane. You should be able to see very many options such as Brightness and Contracts, Color, Crop, Rotate and Flip, Red Eye Removal and “Resize” and “Compress Pictures” towards the end of this list.
Based on what you want to do, click on either resize or Compress Pictures. For this tutorial, I will be clicking on “Compress Pictures”. After you have clicked “Compress Pictures”, you will options for Compression. For best result, select “Documents” radio button. Default option is “Don’t Compress”. After you have selected, Documents for Compression, estimated total size is show in the bottom right pane which shows the Original Size and Compressed Size. Click on “OK” if you want to proceed further and compress the photo.
Now, as the photo is compressed, you need to save the image to make it permanent. I would advice to do “Save As”. This way, it will create another file with compressed image and original image will be untouched.
That is all to it.