2. Automating tasks with Python: Master Image Resizing

Appy Sharma
3 min readApr 1, 2023
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Welcome back to the series on automating tasks with Python! In the first part, we discussed how Python can help you rename multiple files and increase productivity. Today, we’re diving into a specific use case: resizing images in bulk using a handy Python script. Whether you’re a photographer, graphic designer, or just someone who works with a lot of images, this script will save you time and effort.

But first, let’s talk about why you might need to resize images.

Common Use Cases for Resizing Images:

  1. Optimizing images for websites to improve loading times
  2. Preparing images for printing at specific dimensions
  3. Standardizing image sizes for a consistent look in presentations or galleries
  4. Resizing images for social media platforms with specific size requirements

Now, let’s walk through our Python script step by step.

Step 1

Import necessary libraries To begin, we’ll need to import the necessary libraries for working with images and file paths.

from PIL import Image
import os

PIL (Python Imaging Library) is a powerful library for image processing. We'll use its Image module to resize our images. The…



Appy Sharma

A whimsical developer from Sweden with a knack for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, UI and UX design. https://www.appysharma.com