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Old 11-30-06, 02:40 PM
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Need a free program to resize images

Anyone recommend a free program I can use to resize images and reduce their attributes? I'm having trouble uploading them to various sites. (I like Paint Shop Pro but the cost is more than I need)
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Old 11-30-06, 02:42 PM
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Irfanview:

http://www.irfanview.com/

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Old 11-30-06, 02:45 PM
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Seconded. Best thing out there for basic image manipulation.
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Old 11-30-06, 02:55 PM
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Anything easy enough for my mom to use?

I seem to remember having some program once that gave me special right click menus on image files. It had 3 options to resize, small, medium, and large, and if you selected that, it would make a copy of the image to the size you wanted, and appended the _small, _medium or _large to the filename. It was super simple.

Ring any bells?
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Old 11-30-06, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by joeblow69
Anything easy enough for my mom to use?

I seem to remember having some program once that gave me special right click menus on image files. It had 3 options to resize, small, medium, and large, and if you selected that, it would make a copy of the image to the size you wanted, and appended the _small, _medium or _large to the filename. It was super simple.

Ring any bells?
Image Resizer part of the Microsoft PowerToys for XP suite.
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Old 11-30-06, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Awesome, thanks!
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Old 11-30-06, 04:04 PM
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I downloaded Irfanview and it works great.

Just to try it I downloaded Microsoft Image Resizer and I can't find the freaking thing!! I even installed it twice to watch for it's destination and still can't locate it. It's not even in the MS PowerToys folder. I hate freaking Microsoft!!
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Old 11-30-06, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by kayak99
I downloaded Irfanview and it works great.

Just to try it I downloaded Microsoft Image Resizer and I can't find the freaking thing!! I even installed it twice to watch for it's destination and still can't locate it. It's not even in the MS PowerToys folder. I hate freaking Microsoft!!
I don't think you need to find it ... there's no .exe to run once it's installed. All it does is add options to your right click menu for pics.
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Old 11-30-06, 05:18 PM
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I don't think you need to find it ... there's no .exe to run once it's installed. All it does is add options to your right click menu for pics.
Oh, I see. If that's all it does that's not going to match what Irfanview will do. Thanks!
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Old 11-30-06, 07:21 PM
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Yeah, the microsoft add-on is pretty simple, but it's good for quick on-the-fly resizing.
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Old 11-30-06, 07:42 PM
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Yeah, the microsoft add-on is pretty simple, but it's good for quick on-the-fly resizing.
Yup, that's what I use for all my image resizing. It's perfect for everything I need to do for webpages.
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Old 11-30-06, 07:42 PM
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Doesn't the Paint program that comes with Windows do this?
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Old 11-30-06, 09:19 PM
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Doesn't the Paint program that comes with Windows do this?
Yes, but as far as I can tell, you can only use it to stretch an image by X percent, there's no setting of X by Y pixels, or anything like that.

Not to mention there's no Batch resizing like Irfanview can do, etc.
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Old 12-01-06, 10:51 PM
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Another good one:
http://perso.orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/endownload.html
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