Tip: Restore the original image size of an image in OneNote

As I was working with pages in the printouts to OneNote, I right clicked one of the pages and saw the menu item for "Restore to Original Size." This is a pretty nifty feature in OneNote that I have never mentioned so I thought I would point it out.

Here's what it looks like:


Now suppose you place a large image on a page. "Large" here means pixel size - maybe a photo from your camera or something like that which is 2000x1000 pixels in size. When you get in the page, it will be scaled a bit so that it fits on screen. Here's an image that is 1886x1393 pixels, and barring oddness with it getting formatted in OneNote when I pasted it there and then getting resized for the blog entry here, this is what it looks like:


It is smaller but I can see the whole image in context. If I do not want that for whatever reason, I can right click it and make it full size. Now it won't completely fit on my screen, but it is the original format. To undo this, just hit CTRL+Z or use the Undo button on the Quick Access Toolbar.

When I restore the original size, I can see the hang glider is actually powered by a human peddling it, for instance.

Here's what that close up looks full size:


Give this a try. And like I alluded to at the beginning, this works on printout pages as well.

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,


Comments (3)

  1. Timothy says:

    A major pain point for me is that there is no way to tell OneNote that I would like to have the images be the original size always.  I do a lot of pasting images into OneNote for documentation and I always want them to be the original size.  What OneNote determines is "too big" is very small for me.  So I have to do the extra "right click original size" maneuver.  I probably waste hours every week just doing that.

  2. Kevin says:

    And there is no way to tell ON to have my photos at a specific size.  I need to take photos in ON and then paste them to my WORD document with exact size.  I tried to create table and take photos in the cells.  That helps a little bit but still not the exact size I wanted in WORD.

  3. Denise says:

    Yes, I would like my embedded spreadsheets to remain their original size when I created them instead of auto resizing and making me resize them manually every time I save changes.

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