Microsoft paint is also known as MS Paint. Microsoft Paint is an inbuilt program in Windows operating system, distributed
by Microsoft. This is an easy to learn painting tool with which you can create and edit images. Editing includes correction
of an image colors, adding texture, shapes and resizing an image. Image can be resized partially or fully. A picture can be
resized using the stretch or skew options. Often, images with high quality results in larger file size. Images with smaller
file size are preferable since they are faster to upload. We can use the resize option in MS Paint to resize the image size
as well as the file size of a large picture. Learn how to resize an image by following this easy set of instructions:
Complexity Level: Basic
Estimated Time: 5 minutes
Estimated Costs: Nil
1. Locate Microsoft Paint
2. Open the image file
3. Resize the image
4. Save the resized image
Frequently asked questions:
Are there any shortcuts to launch MS Paint?
Go to Start Menu > Run prompt and type "pbrush" to launch the program. If you are using Windows 7, then type "paint".
Can I resize any type of image?
Currently, MS paint supports .bmp, .jpg, .tif, .gif, .png type of files.
Can I resize the image using the image resize handles?
You can use the handles to reduce or crop the image from right hand side and bottom of the image. The percentage will not be proportional. Aspect ratio should be maintained and this is best achieved by defining the percentage in the Sketch/Skew dialog box.
1. You can use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+E to launch the attributes dialog box instead of clicking on Image>Attributes option.
2. Resizing a small picture to a large one may distort the image. Also, resizing a large picture to a very small image also may distort the image quality.
3. You can use keyboard short cut Ctrl+W to launch the Stretch/Skew dialog box instead of clicking Image>Stretch/Skew option.
4. To select the entire image, click on Edit>Select option on simply press Ctrl+A.
5. The aspect ratio of the image will be incorrect if you give unequal horizontal and vertical percentage values. This may
result in image distortion.
Things to watch out for:
1. Once the file has been resized, always use Save As option to avoid overwriting the old image with the new one. Change the name of the resized image.
2. The visual quality is seen slightly reduced when you resize the image.