When you decide to save your file, you can choose to resize individual images at the same time. What is the workflow that is best to use with Microsoft Office software? In this video, author Richard Harrington walks you through how you can resize images with Microsoft Office when you save out your digital images.
- Now, when you decide to save your file, you can also choose to resize individual images at that time. Let me show you the Microsoft Workflow here. What you can choose to do is click on the individual picture or multiple pictures that you want to adjust the resolution settings for. Then, under the Picture Tools area, you could adjust using the Format tab and click Compress Pictures. In this case, make sure you use the option to apply only to this picture with the check box.
And from the Target output, you could choose the resolution that you want. Let's do this in this last example. Let's select these two images here by Shift-clicking. And I'll go to the Picture tab area for Format. Now, I've got the option here for Compress Pictures. And I'll leave it checked for only these pictures. You also have the ability to tell it to discard the data from the crop. So if you've cropped a larger photo smaller and you're sure that you no longer need those pixels, you can choose to delete them from the crop.
You can now easily decide on the delivery format that you want. For example, let's go with HD here and click OK. Now, those images have been optimized. And you'll notice that if I select this and click the Crop button, all of the area that was outside of the boundaries of the crop has been discarded, reducing the file size. This is an excellent way, as you're working with images inside of Microsoft Office, to control what data is preserved. While you can set global settings for the document itself, you can decide that an individual picture that has a lot of detail can keep a higher quality, or you can decide that you want to go ahead and optimize the image smaller or discard away the cropped pixels.
Just be sure that you do this periodically and before you save the file after adding the image. Making this change is important, so that the default option doesn't override any settings that happen when you drop in images and then save the file, which would then apply the default setting. You could do this on an image-by-image basis, or you can go ahead and override the default settings and choose a lower quality for individual images as needed.
- Reviewing essential technological concepts
- Why does file format matter?
- JPG, PNG, and other raster formats
- Converting file formats with Adobe tools and free utilities
- Resizing images
- Matching visual style
- Adjusting the exposure, color, and size of an image
- Making essential image adjustments in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
- Adjusting images with online image editors
- Adjusting images in a PDF file with Acrobat Pro
- Intellectual property rights