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nuthatch

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Resizing Images
« on: May 30, 2011, 07:43:22 PM »
Reposted from the Computer Forum since it seems to be a regular question

Powertoys for Windows XP includes a very useful image resizer.  This is integrated with the operating system so that right-clicking on an image file in Windows Explorer (or group of images) gives you a drop down menu item 'Resize Pictures'.

This in turn gives you several defaults and a custom option for the new size.

It produces a resized copy and does not alter the original (unless you tell it to!).  I would not advise ever changing the original.  The resized images are stored in the same folder as the original.

The original powertoys are at:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Windows Vista and 7 versions are available at:

http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/


Instructions:
  • Download and run the appropriate  'Image Resizer' file.
  • Reboot the computer if it asks you to.
  • If necessary copy (drag and drop) the photos out of any zip folder to wherever you want to save them.  The next bit won't work inside a zip folder.
  • Find the photo you wish to shrink and right-click on it.
  • Select 'Resize Pictures' from the drop down menu.
  • Make sure the box for "Resize the original pictures (don't create copies)" is NOT ticked.  This is usually hidden under the Advanced button.
  • Choose a size and click on OK

You should now find an extra photo in your folder which will be the size you selected (as well as the original).

Edit: 24 Dec 2017 - Amended the link and confirmed that it still works on Windows 10

Mike
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Re: Resizing Images
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 09:56:06 AM »
Hi Mike-do you know if this is OK for Windows 8.1 ? without me experimenting!! ::)

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Re: Resizing Images
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 06:53:10 PM »
I haven't got around to installing it yet on Windows 8 but most things that work with W7 should, so worth a try.

Time for someone else to be the pioneer !

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Re: Resizing Images
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 07:13:23 PM »
I'm using it with W8 but you must use it via the desktop.
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Re: Resizing Images
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 10:15:54 PM »
This works with Windows 8/10, but is now found here:

http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/
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Re: Resizing Images
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 10:38:17 AM »
I have just been made aware of another free resizer program which also can do renaming and other potentially useful functions.  I've not yet needed to use it personally but I have used the FastStone Imagew Viewer.

Have a look at:  http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm


Mike