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WEBSITE: Free Image Resizing Tool
2006/4/17 11:22
From North Aurora, IL
Posts: 9232
For those that are not aware they website has some rigid parameters in place so folks dont upload large photos that can use up expense server space, and also make it very tough for users on slower internet connections to view them.

Please see this for more information:
Photo Posting Guide Lines

As I am a software developer by trade, I put together a simple application that will sweep a file directory and resize and compress the photos in that directory to make them more friendly for web viewing.

I use this utility to batch resize all my photos before they are uploaded to the website. So I am going to make it available to anyone who wanted to use it.

First (legal stuff):

The ImageResizer software is provided free of charge. No warranties are expressed or implied. Use at your own risk, not responsible for any damage. Installing the software means you are in agreement with this notice.

Now with that out of the way, the software can be downloaded here:

Run the .MSI file to have it install the software.

How it works:

You create a directory on your PC somewhere. You place copies of any photos you want to resize into that directory. Keep your original full size photos somewhere else. Run the ImageResizer (icon should be on your desktop) software. Press the select button to choose the directory. Everything else you can leave alone as I pre-set it with the recommended settings for the website. This will go through the folder and pull in all the '.jpg' files. If the file has a resolution that is great that the specified max (1280 default), then the photo will be scale proportionally to 1280 on it's largest side. Then the photo is save back to that directory using the JPG compression specified, overwriting the existing file.

You can leave the photos in the directory for future reference, and just keep adding new ones to it. When the software runs again, it will remember the ones it has previously processed, and skip those the next time.

This is the same utility I use on the website periodically to tame some of the uncompressed photos that folks upload.

If you have any question, feel free to ask me.

NOTE: This is for Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Window 7, Windows 2008 only (32bit and 64bit compatible), and requires that the PC have Microsoft .Net Framework 2.x installed. (Available through the Windows Update Service)

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