Very good application.
Picture Resizer 6.0
November 6th 2011 - rss feed
An easy-to-use and free tool for batch resizing of JPG pictures and photos.
How to use it?
The size of output pictures is controlled by the name of the application. To rename it, click on the icon to select it and do one of these things: press F2 key, click in the text under the icon, or right-click the icon and select Rename command in the menu.
Depending on your settings, you'll either see ".exe" on the end or not. If you see it, keep it there, if you do not see it, do not add it.
|Resizing method:||Compression quality:|
|Size: x||Custom quality (1-100):|
Rename to: PhotoResize400.exe
For more advanced scenarios, you'll need to use the command line parameters. Learn about them on the advanced settings page.
Picture Resizer does not limit the number of images resized at once, but there are other factors that may impose a limit.
When files are dragged and dropped on the tool icon, Windows Explorer sends the names of the dropped files as command line parameters to Picture Resizer. Windows has a limit on the total length of command line. If the filenames(+paths) are longer than the limit, Explorer will not run the tool and display an error instead.
To work around this limitation, drag and drop entire folders instead of individual files or place your files closer to to the root of your hard drive (e.g. place them into C:\imgs instead of C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\My Documents\My Pictures\Vacation\).
A general purpose batch image processor and retouching software.
An easy to use freeware image editor with layers.
A bugfix update 6.0.1 was released on February 13th 2012.
Version 2.0 introduces a new usage scenario. The tool supports intergration with Windows shell and allows you to define one or more commands that are added to Windows Explorer context menu (the menu that appears when you right-click on a file). Separate each switch by space, just like on command line.
To add a command to context menu, start the tool and type the name of the command to the "Command name" field and additional command line options (if you want to use them) to the "Additional options" field. Finally click the "Add to context menu" button.
To remove all created commands, click the "Remove all".
Version 2.0 allows you to add multiple commands to context menu of .jpg files.
PhotoResize was recently updated to be compatible with Vista Explorer - you can use it as a replacement for the missing Image Resizer PowerToy.
Open Windows Explorer and go to your "Send To" folder (usually C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\SendTo).
Place one or more configured copies of Picture Resizer there. Items placed in this folder will appear in Send To
context menu as demonstrated on the picture.
Tip: you may change the tool's name to for example "Resize to 400.exe" instead of "PhotoResize400.exe".
Version 6.0 from November 6th 2010:
Version 3.0 from April 14th 2008:
Learn more about images in article 'What is a computer image?'.
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Very good application.
It works with windows 10 64 bits but you need to go to "Open with" instead of having it directly on the context menu. Hope it will be fixed on the next version.
About: Max quality not higher than current quality (default).
I would like to thank you for this comments posibility, positively.
Next, I would like to note to your experts users if a jpeg should be probed for its quality setting (like the figure Irfanview provides; not sure if it's a meta data and/or calculated), and default a higher destination quality setting would be lowered consequently, much like the 'only shrink pictures' option. Although enlarging images can be useful.
Perhaps creating a 90% quality out of a 70% quality image increases the file size or not; it does give a new quality as if it's a 90% quality image. If I'm not mistaken.
On another note:
Not sure if a simple arithmetic (peace of code) could advise if the picture should be a vector image in the first place. Or a Mondrian png/gif.
Thank you. I'm using Ubuntu Linux by the way, but I do recommend your programme to Windows users I know.
It is a great small tool! Thank you! AgustIn.
Extremely useful tool, been using it for many years and nothing else I've found works anywhere near as well as this.... simple to use and output files always adhere to desired settings, THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!
Is there a version for Mac?
Looks good. Found this site from here: http://www.computing-tips.net/Software/getme.php?r=14
been using it for a year every day, can't live without it