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I have a folder on my computer with some images inside it.

For each image I would like to create a smaller thumbnail of the image with a specific width and height.

I recently downloaded Microsoft expression design. Is it possible to use expression design to generate thumbnails for a folder of images, if so how, or must I use a different program, if so which one and how?

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There are many softwares which come exclusively for the task of creating thumbnails of images. One of the established commercial solutions for Windows that come to my mind is ThumbsPlus which comes with a 30 day evaluation period after which you will have to buy a license.

Mostly whenever I need to quickly create a lot of thumbnails I do that with the unbeaten light and immensely versatile freeware (for non-commercial usage) tool IrfanView.

For thumbnails we are able to define the size as well as several options for output:

  • create single thumbnail images from selected files
  • create a contact sheet of variable dimension
  • create a HTML page with thumbnails of selected files

To do so we open the separate IrfanView Thumbnails program (or start it from the main application window on the menu entry File > Thumbnails):

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Here is a list of batch image resizers/converters:

I haven't tried any myself, but you'll probably find a solution that works for you.

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Could you please include links to (some) of the batch processors named in the article. In case the link goes down your answer will still be useful. – Saaru Lindestøkke Nov 10 '13 at 22:19

There is one free online thumbnail generator. It supports up to 5 images at a time

Online Thumb-Nail Generator

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