As a blogger, I have to work with screenshots, and one of the real pains (besides taking screenshots) is to resize them. There are many things to be kept in mind, like the maximum width, maximum image size, and so on. Resizing images one by one takes up a lot of time, so I planned to devise a solution for this: using batch image resizers. And since I’m using Windows 8, there’s a Modern UI app for that. And I thought, why not share this tip with our readers? So here you go, two of my favorite image resizing options for Windows 8 users. Read More
When you are creating a website or a new application, it is very important to make sure that it runs correctly on every resolution. Since there is no standard size or standard resolution of computer monitors, everyone has set theirs to a different one. In some cases, including myself, people have two different monitors of a different size, with a completely different resolution set on each one. A developer must keep the fact in mind that while moving the application or website window from one monitor to another, it should be able to resize its content and retain its shape in such a way that its still usable. One way to check if a tool works in all resolutions is to change the resolution of your monitor, however, that can be a tedious task to switch between all the default resolutions. Instead, you can just resize the windows to different resolutions and check if they work correctly after the resize or not. Window Size
is a portable tool for Windows that allows you to resize any window to a desired screen resolution. It provides you with some presets for changing the resolution, along with an option to set a custom width and height for the window.
Converting and resizing a single image files isn't a problem. The real caveat arises when you need to convert multiple images. Obviously, it would be a wastage of time to convert each file one by one. To cope with this nuisance, we have previously covered a lot of batch image converters and resizers, such as the minimalistic and simple looking Image Tuner
and then, ImBatch with its attractive design
, that let you perform different functions such as resize, rename and convert in batch operation. Albeit these tools are great, they are usually limited in the number of image formats they support. If you needed a converter with wide array of formats support then Converseen
is probably what you need. It is an open source image converter and resizer that supports more than one hundred image format ranging from the most popular ones to those which are rarely used, such as DPX, EXR, GIF, JPG, PNG, PDF, RAW Samples, TIFF, PSD, BMP, and plethora of others. The application allows you to convert, resize and rename as many images as you want in one go. Read more about Converseen after the break.
Tools like IrfanView, Gimp, etc are great for editing and resizing the images, but they lack one important feature: ability to resize animated gif images. Some image editors do support the resizing of static gif image files, but they cannot resize animated gif images.
GIF Resizer is a free portable tool for Windows OS that lets you resize animated GIF images instantly without any loss in quality. Just run the tool and select the GIF animated image file that you want to resize. It will automatically detect the size and frames, now enter the new destination where you would like to save the file. Enter the new Width and Height and click Resize, make sure you have checked the ‘Good Quality’ checkbox. Read More
Image Resizer 2.0
is a clone of an original Image Resizer Powertoy build for Windows XP. This clone has been created to extend the support to non-XP and 64-bit versions of Windows (including Windows Vista and Windows 7). What are Powertoys? They are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released. This tool adds Image Resizer in the Windows right-click context menu
making it easier to resize an image with a click of a button.