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Old 01-14-2006, 07:52 AM   #1
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How to easly resize images in Windows XP

I came across this yesterday and I tried it out and it works wonderfuly. I dont see how image resizing can be any easier.

Windows XP Power Toys

Click on the above link and find the download link for the Image Resizer Linked here for easy acccess Click to download Image Resizer

Install this on your computer and when you rightclick on an image you will see a menu option to resize it.



Then pick what size you want your image. I have selected Large here.



There are some additional options if you pick custom



You can select multiple photos by highlighting them in the MyComputer window first and then right clicking on the selection. This will cause the image resizer to resize all the selected images in a batch. You can in theory resize hundreds of images in seconds (depending on your computers speed).

You can pick custom and type in a smaller value than one thats predefined but I would not pick anything larger than "Large" if your going to be sharing it on the web for others to view.

The "Make images smaller but not larger" is a good one to check as that will keep the system from upsizing an image. Often upsizing will cause image distortion. The program does not overright the orig file unless you specify for it to do so. It will instead add a tag on the end of the file name like this.



In the above pic I did a batch resize on 10 images and resized them to the predefined Large setting in less than 10seconds with the windows resizer tool. Of course the resized images can be renamed to anything you want or your orig image can be named what ever you want and when its resized it will just have its name changed to something like "Imagename (size).jpg" where size is either the predefined size in the image resizer or if you did custom it wil say (Custom).
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:09 PM   #2
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The Power Toys have always been great add-ons. The image resizer has been a great tool for this forum.
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For those without Windows XP Image Shack will host, resize, & provide thumbnail code for free. Doesn’t even require registration, just click the “resize image?” block, choose the size you want, browse for the file, then “host it” and copy and paste the appropriate code.

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As goes also for PhotoLocker.net

We support resizing and keeping the orig or saving over top of orig. Renaming, creating of galleries, URL, <img>, BBCode img and BBcode thumbnail code generation automaticly.

We do require signups but that is so you can categorize your images. 25mb of free image space and 250mb of free image bandwidth is quite generious. http://www.photolocker.net
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:11 AM   #5
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Thanks fishfreek. Did the download, gonna check it out now.
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I HAVE to get this. As a coin collector I like to photograph and display all my new coins. With nearly 300 images to resize, this will make it easy!

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Thanks for the link Fishfreek, just downloaded and used it works great. That will make life easier.
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The program is good for someone whom wants to resize the entire image with out regard to cropping or adjusting the image for compresion level. The ability to bulk resize is really good.
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Does anybody know of a good GNU alternative to fireworks?
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Does anybody know of a good GNU alternative to fireworks?
GIMP is pretty good if image editing is what you're after. What do you use Fireworks for?
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