Free image resize tool

  • chiara
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi everyone,

Hope you could help with some ideas on what free tool is easiest to use for image resizing.

Basically what I need is to be able to produce resize and crop big images using some free, very easy tool, possibly having some API as well. Ideally, I should define the needed image dimensions, and the image will be resized to this size, keeping the proportions locked. If the image may not be resized to the desired size without affecting the quality / proportions, the tools should display several options on cropping and then with one or two additional clicks have the image cropped, and saved.

The whole process should be very easy to understand, with wizards or other hints if possible..people who never worked with an imaging program should be able to work with it.

Windows + Mac compatibility required.

Thanks for any help..


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easy thumbs ... but i don't know if it works with mac. mac is evil.

fireworks is great too but it is not free but might be mac compatible.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

VSO image resizer is a FREE tool that you can use. very basic but works great.

i use it when making image galleries from photos from my camara.

all i do is download my hi res pics from my camara which are to large for internent.

i save all these image to a folder then use VSO, select the folder and images, then resize, it creates copies in a new folder in the size you wish, i usally change 1000 image to 600x400px in roughtly 2 mins.

this tool can also be used add a water mark to the images.
  • awkawe
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I guess a free tool like irfanview should be good enough for resizing
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Post 3+ Months Ago

you can also use PC Suit for resize the images with a balanced resolution.....
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Isn't there someplace you can still get ImageReady CS2 because it has been "incorporated", I would try to find a copy, it's free.
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Web Graphics Optimizer
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I highly recommend imagemagick. http://www.imagemagick.org/

Some examples to convert images are:

--convert image to the proper size
convert -resize 450x a.jpg a.jpg

--change the image quality to be 60% of the original image to further reduce the image file size
convert -quality 60 a.jpg a.jpg

http://www.jiansnet.com/question.html?qid=69
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There is a trick to resizing a image in Photoshop to stop it from destroying. But its a graphic design secret that i can't give a way :)
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nckmed wrote:
There is a trick to resizing a image in Photoshop to stop it from destroying. But its a graphic design secret that i can't give a way :)

So do you expect to get answers here on this forum? I don't understand your reasoning ... I'm sorry, but replies like your really irritate me ... that's probably one of the dumbest things I've heard in a while ...
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nckmed wrote:
There is a trick to resizing a image in Photoshop to stop it from destroying. But its a graphic design secret that i can't give a way :)


Not to mention it's retarded in it's scope - stop it from destroying what? How about don't save it in JPEG right after you reduce your JPEG, or maybe don't save over the original.
  • jameson5555
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Here's the tip he didn't want to give away. I don't mind sharing it.. just don't spread it around, ok?


When you resize an image, make sure the 'Constrain proportions' box is checked.
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Are you serious? lol
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neksus wrote:
Are you serious? lol

lol.. of course not :lol:
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Phatch is a nice choice, cross platform too:
http://photobatch.stani.be/
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I use ACDSee 7.0 to perform this, you can also use create a resize action then use batch actions in photoshop and save them in a different folder and keep the originals
(file--->automate--->batch) or you can create a droplet which will perform an action (file--->automate--->droplet) I recommend playing with the settings on a file you dont much care about or a copy just to be sure you have them right.

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