Acquire and Organize Your Pictures
First, place all of the pictures you want to use, whether they’re from a scanner, digital camera, or the Internet, in a central location/folder.
Edit Your Pictures
Once you have gathered your pictures into a central location, you are ready to open them in Microsoft Office Picture Manager for editing.
View and Open Pictures
There are 3 ways to view your images; Thumbnail View, Filmstrip View, and Single Picture View. These options are available from the “View” menu OR the toolbar icons.
Thumbnail, Filmstrip, and Single Picture Viewing Options from the View menu.
Thumbnail, Filmstrip, and Single Picture Viewing Options on the toolbar.
Thumbnail View will allow you to see each image in miniature.
In thumbnail view, you can select more than one picture to edit at one time or “batch edit.” You can also double click on a picture and have it open in “Single Picture View.”
Filmstrip View displays the images along the bottom of the screen, with the selected image enlarged and positioned above.
Single Picture View displays only the selected image.
Resize Your Pictures
Note: Resizing images to the proper dimensions for a web course or web site is very important. From the Resize menu you are able to resize your images to the dimensions (height and width) of your choice so that it fits nicely in the screen. Resizing your images to the proper dimensions for your specific use will also give you a smaller file size, which will bring about faster loading times.
Useful Feature: To resize several images at the same time:Select the pictures you want to resize (Ctrl + A will select them all), then choose “Predefined width x height” and select your size from the drop down list. The preset, Web Small (448 x 336px) and E-mail Large (314 x 235px), are both good sizes for Web use. You can also choose a custom size or change the size by apercentage.
Here is an example of an image at its original size 3264 X 2448 pixels:
Here is the same image after being resized for web purposes at 313 x 235px: