Reduce image size on Windows 11 with one click

Optimizing the size of an image is essential for sharing or sending files efficiently, especially if the image is large in size. Large images can slow web pages to load and make it difficult to email or share on social media.

Fortunately, there are quick and easy ways to optimize image size in Windows.

In this article, we'll show you how to optimize image size quickly using Windows built-in tools.

How to optimize the size of an image in Windows quickly

Here are the steps to optimize the size of an image using Windows File Explorer:

  • First, click on the Windows Start button, type "File Explorer" in the search bar and select the "File Explorer" app from the search results.
  • Next, navigate to the folder where the image you want to optimize is located.
  • Right click on the image you want compress, then select "Send to" > "Compressed (zip) folder".
  • Finally, enter a name for the compressed zip file and press "Enter". The image will be compressed and saved as a zip file in the same folder where the original image is located.


By following these steps, you have now learned how to optimize the size of an image using a right-click in Windows. This method is quick and easy to use and can help you share or send images more efficiently.

Note that this method is only available on Windows 10 and Windows 11 versions, so you will need to use a photo editing software or an online tool to optimize the image size.