How to Resize Multiple Files With Photoshop Elements

Batch process images in Photoshop Elements 2019

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You can resize multiple images at once using the Photoshop Elements Editor or the Photoshop Elements Organizer. The batch processing tool for Photoshop Elements Editor works best for resizing an entire folder of images rather than multiple images from different places.

Instructions in this article apply to Photoshop Elements 2019 for Windows and Mac.

Resize Multiple Images With Photoshop Elements Editor

To resize multiple images simultaneously in Elements Editor:

  1. Put all of the images you wish to edit together in a single folder on your computer.

  2. Open the Photoshop Elements Editor and select File > Process Multiple Files.

    Open the Photoshop Elements Editor and select File > Process Multiple Files.
  3. Set Process Files From to Folder.

    Set Process Files From to Folder.
  4. Under Source, select Browse and choose the folder containing the pictures you want to resize.

    Check the box beside Include All Subfolders to include all images in the folders within the selected folder.

    Under Source, select Browse and choose the folder containing the pictures you want to resize.
  5. Under Destination, select Browse and choose to the folder where you want the resized photos to go.

    Choose different folders for the source and destination so that you don't accidentally overwrite the original images.

    Under Destination, select Browse and choose to the folder where you want the resized photos to go.
  6. Check the box beside Resize Images, then set the Width, Height, and Resolution as desired.

    If the box beside Constrain Proportions is checked, then you can only enter one value for the Width or Height. This option is recommended to avoid distortion.

    Check the box beside Resize Images, then set the Width, Height, and Resolution as desired.
  7. If you want to change the format of the resized images, check the box beside Convert Files to and choose a new format.

    Converting your image to a high quality JPEG can result in large files. For smaller file sizes, select JPEG Medium Quality.

    If you want to change the format of the resized images, check the box beside Convert Files to and choose a new format.
  8. Under Quick Fix, check the box beside Sharpen, then select OK to close the dialog.

Sharpening images may slightly increase file size, so omit this step if having small files is your top priority.

Under Quick Fix, check the box beside Sharpen, then select OK to close the dialog.

After they are finished processing, the resized images will appear in the destination folder you selected.

Resize Multiple Images With Photoshop Elements Organizer

If you're not resizing a whole folder of images, you may find it preferable to use Photoshop Elements Organizer to perform a batch resize:

  1. Open Photoshop Elements Organizer and select the pictures you want to resize.

    To select multiple images, hold down the Ctrl or Command key as you make your selection.

    Open Photoshop Elements Organizer and select the pictures you want to resize.
  2. Go to File > Export As New Files(s).

    Go to File > Export As New Files(s).
  3. Select a File Type other than the original.

    Choose JPEG for the smallest possible file sizes.

    Select a File Type other than the original.
  4. Select a Photo Size.

    Select a Photo Size.
  5. Set the Quality slider to about 8.

    Increasing the Quality results in better looking images, but the file sizes will be larger.

    Set the Quality slider to about 8.
  6. Under Location, select Browse and choose the folder where you want the resized pictures to go.

    Under Location, select Browse and choose the folder where you want the resized pictures to go.
  7. Under Filenames, select Common Base Name to rename the resized files, or select Export to proceed with the original file names.

    Under Filenames, select Common Base Name to rename the resized files, or select Export to proceed with the original files names.

Once the process is finished, the resized images will appear in the designated destination folder.

Tips for Resizing Images in Photoshop Elements

A size of 800x600 pixels is suitable for small images meant to be viewed on the web. For printing, a size of 1600x1200 pixels will produce a good quality 4x6 inch print. If you want people to be able to print the pictures, set the resolution between 200-300 DPI.