Displaying Details about a Graphics File

Written by Barry Dysert (last updated January 29, 2018)

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 (Windows 7) or the File Explorer (Windows 8 and Windows 10) to display the information. You can easily customize the 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, 8, and 10.

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Barry Dysert

Barry has been a computer professional for over 35 years, working in different positions such as technical team leader, project manager, and software developer. He is currently a software engineer with an emphasis on developing custom applications under Microsoft Windows. When not working with Windows or writing Tips, Barry is an amateur writer. His first non-fiction book is titled "A Chronological Commentary of Revelation." ...

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