Irfanview is a picture viewer program that also lets you resize the picture easily.. Download and install the program from the link below..
Once that's done, open the program, click on "File" in the upper left, choose "Open", then navigate to the appropriately saved picture file on your hard drive, then double click on the picture to open it in Irfanview. Once the picture is open, then click on "Image" in the upper left, choose "Resize/Resample" and then select the size of your choice.. To make it simple, click on the "Half" button and the file size will be reduces substantially. Then save the new file to your folder of choice. Any other size changes can also be made..
Hope this helps.
I have HP Photosmart 3.5 and when I email a picture it comes thru huge when I hit insert. Seems like at one time I had a pop-up that asked if I wanted to resize for email....haven't seen that for awhile. I have Win xp & outlook express. thanks