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21 November, 2006

Small but how beautiful?

Not one for dialup, I suspect....

ResizR (I wonder how they came up with that name) does more-or-less what you'd expect: it's a single dual-function image editor allowing one to resize and rotate pictures when one doesn't have, or doesn't have time for, a full-featured editing package.

The advantage and disadvantage is that this is an online utility. It's accessible from any web browser without having to install software, but it also means one has to upload the source images in order to resize them. Personally, I'd be inclined to resize images in order to upload them, so there seems to be a potential contradiction!

I discovered this via Lifehacker, which cited the example of resizing a 3264x1920px photo to 200x117. For comparison, I happen to have a 2848x2136px image on this PC, which I know to be a 1.7Mb file. I suppose that's not too bad for a one-off via broadband, but I couldn't imagine using it regularly or via dialup at home.

Anyway; it's available, and may be of use. Have fun.

Comments

If it's good, I might use it. I've had trouble finding a decent tool for Mac OS X that lets me resize images without losing quality - on Windows I used Irfanview but I've not find anything free that works well on a Mac. Preview, the built-in image tool on OS X, is pretty good but it sorely lacks the ability to resize images (beyond simply cropping bits off).

Posted by Neil T. at November 21, 2006 08:06 PM

Can I recommend ImageMagick? You get full geek-points as a bonus ;)

Posted by Siobhan Curran at November 22, 2006 07:42 PM
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