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Information - Photo Re-sizing Freeware

Discussion in 'Computers, Websites and Technology' started by Cuuvin, May 21, 2015.

  1. Cuuvin

    Cuuvin 28DL Colonial Member
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    Alrighty then, if you have a need to batch re-size JPG files on a ongoing basis, Here's a program/file that makes things a whole lot easier!

    Called photoresize400.exe (when first downloaded)

    Basically, download photoresize400.exe file to your desktop, rename it to perform a function(s). then just drag and drop individual, groups, or entire folders on the file icon & zap it's done!

    Here's some renamed photoresize400.exe files listed below & what they perform on the JPGs dropped on them. You can have as many of these files set to different operations on the desktop as you want. Default save is to same directory as original with name & “operation performed” appended. Set a shortcut up to a photoresize file with the properties option to “start in” filled in (after making a folder) and output will be placed in that folder.

    Once set up it's just “click”' “drag”' and “drop” ... just that simple


    Here's the website link: http://www.rw-designer.com/picture-resize

    there's a “Renaming Wizard" on the site, you just check off what you'd like done & it tells you what to rename the file!

    Apologize if this program is already known / used but my review is “Holy Crap! What a fricking time saver!”
    price is right, too .. totally FREE !

    Name codes overview
    Resizing method

    • PhotoResize400.exe - maximum side 400 pixels.

    • PhotoResize_400.exe - minimum side 400 pixels.

    • PhotoResizeF400x300.exe - frame size of 400x300 pixels. The resulting image width will be smaller or equal to 400 and its height will be smaller or equal to 300 pixels.

    • PhotoResizeW400.exe - width set to 400 pixels. Height automatically computed to keep aspect ratio.

    • PhotoResizeH400.exe - height set to 400 pixels. Width automatically computed to keep aspect ratio.

    • PhotoResizeP50.exe - resize to 50%.

    • PhotoResize400x300.exe - resize to exactly 400x300 pixels. Aspect ratio is not preserved.

    • PhotoResizeD100.exe - resize to 100DPI. Physical size stays the same.

    • PhotoResizeD100T.exe - overwrite the resolution information in the header without touching the pixels.

    • PhotoResizeK20.exe - resize to approximate maximum size of 20kB.

    • PhotoResizeG1024x768.exe - use content-aware resizing to change aspect ratio while preserving content.

    • PhotoResizeA400x300.exe - crop and resize to 400x300 pixels. The central part is preserved and resized while the borders are cropped.

    • PhotoResize400x300x5.exe - extend canvas and resize to 400x300 pixels. The last number (0-9) controls canvas brightness.
    Additional options
    • PhotoResize400R.exe - process recursivelly all sub-folders.

    • PhotoResize400C.exe - place files to current folder (current folder can be specified in shortcut properties).

    • PhotoResize400S.exe - skip files already smaller than the requested size.

    • PhotoResize400O.exe - do not wait for Enter.

    • PhotoResize400U.exe - skip files already existing in the destination location.

    • PhotoResize400N.exe - sharpen image.

    • PhotoResize400I.exe - overwrite source files.

    • PhotoResize400M.exe - copy metadata.

    • PhotoResize400E.exe - preserve file modification time in addition to file creation time.

    • PhotoResize400A.exe - use arithmetic compression.

    • PhotoResize400V.exe - auto-rotate be EXIF tag.

    • PhotoResize400X.exe - process landscape (width >= height) pictures only.

    • PhotoResize400Y.exe - process portrait (width < height) pictures only.

    • PhotoResize400Q50.exe - set compression quality to 50%.
     
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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Nice one mate, thanks for that.
     
  3. Cuuvin

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    okey doakes, OT. :thumb Will probably be doing similar threads on lesser known freeware (Windows OS) for productivity, computer diagnostics / maintenance, and desktop enhancements (read: oooo, purty!!! :D ) Will take suggestions on others various needs & wants for their 'puters, see what i can unearth.
    (does the web have earth that i can "un" ? stoner question-:confused: )
    Can't believe everybody is satisfied with their computer's operation (i.e. speed, popups, ease of locating stuff, ...) . There's plenty of computer savvy folks on the forums willing to help, just need to have problems posted.
     
  4. captainweird

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    I've always used Irfanview in batch mode for this purpose, but I'll have a play .

    Phil
     
  5. trailboss99

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    You can also try FastStone Photo Resizer, I've been using it for a several years with good results. It will batch convert any number as well as add watermarks or text etc.

    Features


    • Convert and Rename images in batch mode
    • Support JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF and JPEG2000
    • Resize, crop, change color depth, apply color effects, add text, watermark and border effects
    • Rename images with sequential number
    • Search and replace texts in the file names
    • Preview conversion and renaming
    • Support folder/non-folder structure
    • Load and save settings
    • And much more...
    http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm
     
  6. Oxygen Thief

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    True, but they're really not as simple as the drag-and-drop method as suggested by the OP.

    Realistically that's the best way if resizing is all you need to do. If you have anything else in your workflow you may as well resize in more robust software.
     
  7. Cuuvin

    Cuuvin 28DL Colonial Member
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    Yes, I agree with all the above comments. I personally use Irfanview. Great little program! PhotoResize is "select-drag-drop- done". Achieves this quicker than you can read the previous statement. Don't have to open a program, then either set resize, select pics, save to, ... or select saved presets. All parameters are preset by renaming the file. For example "PhotoResize1024.exe" will resize the long edge ( if long is over 1024 pix or under 1024 pix) of both portrait & landscape pics to 1024 pixels in one shot. -select-drag-drop- done- that quick, just sitting on yer desktop (Hmmm ... where could you use pics with a 1024 pixel long side ??? ...:D ) agreed not useful for selective cropping / resizing. Yes, kinda limited, but if what you want to do repeatedly is encompassed by the programs capabilities, it's a sweet little program. make as many different combos of actions you want, always there, bang,bang,bang done. (& can't beat that price ;) )
     
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    Best bit of freeware for photo resizing and batch processing has to be XnView. Has a good file browser and tons of useful little features, plus some basic editing kit should some of your pics need a quick prod :)
     
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