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GBIC >> Software Reviews >> Image Resizers
Image Resizers      (July 2007)

Image Resizers are specialized tools which simplify the task of resizing multiple images to pre-set or custom resolutions. Whether it's to reduce the size of digital camera images so the pictures can be sent via email or adjusting the size of an image to fit within the availabe space on a web page or in a document, just about everyone has had the need to resize images - usually multiple images at a time.

Review Results
This review is in work. Until the review is complete, I suggest the following application for your image resizer program needs:

  • Microsoft PowerToy Image Resizer
    This extremely simple-to-use tool integrates into the Windows Explorer. Simply select the images to be resized, then use the right mouse context menu to select new image size. A new set of resized images will be placed in the same folders as the original images. The original images are not modified.

Image Resizer Features
These are the minimum features that I expect from an image resizer. Each of the candidate programs will be ranked against how well they implement these features. As the review continues, the list of features may change.

  1. Ease of use
  2. Explorer integration
  3. Standard and custom sizes
  4. Format conversion (JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG)
  5. Target location options (same folder, default folder, sub-folder)
  6. ... still in work

Candidate Programs
These are the programs included in this review.

FreewareCommercial
  1. BD Sizer
  2. Easy Thumbnails
  3. Fast Image Resizer
  4. Mihov Image Resizer
  5. Multiple Image Resizer.NET
  6. Picture Resizer
  7. PIXresizer
  8. Profile Picture Genius
  9. Shrink Pic
  10. TinyPic
  11. Visualizer Photo Resize
  12. VSO Image Resizer
  13. Web Resizer
  1. Amazing Photo Editor
  2. Algolab Photo Vector
  3. Emco Photo Resizer
  4. FastStone
  5. IMage CATalog
  6. Photo Resize Magic
  7. PicSizer
  8. PixBuilder Studio
  9. PhotoArtist
  10. PhotoELF
  11. PhotoLine 32
  12. PhotoRazor
  13. Resize
  14. RGBmachine
  15. TurboPhoto
  16. WizardBrush
User Feedback & Suggestions
I welcome any suggestions on other image resizer programs that should be considered, or suggestions on how better to review the selected programs.