Displaying Details about a Graphics File

by Barry Dysert
(last updated January 12, 2015)

Veronica has a lot of graphics files that she was given by a coworker. She wonders if there is a quick way to see what the size of each image is.

Graphics files—for instance, those taken with a digital camera—have a lot of extra attributes that other files don't have. For example, a graphics file may contain information about its dimensions, the horizontal and vertical resolution, bit depth, EXIF version, etc. You can display the details about a graphics file in a couple of ways. Perhaps the simplest way is to right-click the file and select Properties from the Context menu. In the Properties dialog box, display the Details tab. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. The Properties dialog box for a graphic file.

Note that the Properties dialog box shows the size of the image, along with a whole lot more information. All of the details about the file are in a scrollable list.

Another way to see the size of graphics files is to configure Windows Explorer to display the information. You can easily customize Windows Explorer so it displays whatever details you like (such as the image size). Simply right-click a column header, select "More...", and choose which attributes you want displayed in Explorer. This would be a useful modification if you keep all of your graphics files in one folder.

 This tip (12366) applies to Windows 7 and 8.

Author Bio

Barry Dysert

Barry has been a computer professional for over 30 years, working in different positions such as technical team leader, project manager, and software developer.  He is currently a senior software engineer with an emphasis on developing custom applications under Microsoft Windows. ...

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