An essential piece of software when you need to resize an image of photograph quickly and without hassle. Pixresizer is free and easy to use. Although there are many online based image resizing services they can be a little slow if you have to batch resize a range of images and as this is a small package and installs very quickly its exactly whats required when you have to send an email or upload a folders of photos without wasting time.
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In regards using Pixresizer there are two main options. Firstly is the resizing of a single image but it also supports batch/multiple images so here is a quick guide on how to process both types.
Pixresizer single images.
Starting at the top:
1. Select the tab “Work with one file”
2. Load the picture into Pixresizer
3. Select the select button or the custom size option if you know the dimensions you want
4. Ensure “Maintain Aspect Ratio” is check to automatically maintain the proportions of the image
5. Select the type of file to be output. (a photo will be a JPEG, Gifs are for FLAT colour images like logos)
6. Select Save picture to resize and save the image on your computer.
Multiple or Batch Image Resizing with Pixresizer
A little more preparation is required here but following these steps will ensure you get the most out of the software.
**NOTE: Are you aware of the difference between a portrait image and a landscape image? Pixresizer IS NOT! If you instruct it to resize all the images to a certain width then all images will have this criteria applied to them meaning that some may end up becoming disproportional. Separate the images into different folders beforehand.**
Starting at the top:
1. Have your folder of images ready
2. Open the folder and inside create a new folder and call it “small/resized/web/thumbnails” or similar
3. Select the tab “Work with multiple files”
4. Select “Source” and find the folder with all your images
5. Select “Destination” and choose the folder you created inside the original folder
6. Use the slider bar to dictate the size of the images you require
7. Again, select the file type (probably JPEGs if they are photos)
8. Select “Save Pictures”
9. Watch the small bar above this button process your images
10. Open the folder of resized images
As i mentioned, quick, simple and easy. If more people used this tool (or something similar) it would save so much heartache as 5 MB images are not exactly the ideal thing to be emailing across the internet!
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