Paragon Partition Manager 2014 Free review

Paragon Partition Manager 2014 Free aims to make it easy to create, resize, reformat, and delete hard disk partitions, but its wizard-based processes compromise flexibility. Advanced users may need more control than this software's algorithms permit.


Mostly automated: Paragon Partition Manager scans your disks to identify existing partitions and available free space. All you have to do is check some basic options and let the software do the rest.

Mac and back: A built-in NTSF/HFS+ Conversion Wizard can make your Windows disks accessible to your Mac and your Mac disks accessible in Windows.

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Resize windows like a pro in OS X

Starting with OS X 10.7, Apple changed its method for resizing windows. In the Classic Mac OS and through the first six releases of OS X, you had to resize windows using the tab at the bottom-right of the window; however, with OS X Lion Apple changed this behavior to give resizing controls along all edges of application and document windows.

What this means is in most cases, instead of having to move the left and top sides of a window to a desired location and then resize the rest accordingly, you can simply resize from the left, from … Read more

Review: JustResizeIt Free for Mac resizes images quickly and easily

JustResizeIt Free for Mac allows you to quickly resize large images using default or custom-made widgets. Lightweight and speedy, this application is more accessible than traditional image resizing apps because of the ingenious way in which it uses widgets. It's an excellent choice for any Mac user, but especially for photographers and graphic designers.

The installation of JustResizeIt Free for Mac requires the installation of Adobe AIR. If you don't have this runtime system already, the installation might take a while. Once you have the runtime and the app up and running, you are ready to start resizing … Read more

Review: Convert, crop, & edit images on the go with FastStone Photo Resizer Portable

FastStone Photo Resizer Portable is a great choice for travelers or anyone who takes a lot of pictures on the go, and not just because it runs on almost any Windows machine (XP to 8, server included) without being installed or leaving traces when you remove it, or because it's free (both work for us). But with Photo Resizer Portable on your thumb drive, you can resize, rename, rotate, crop, or convert images, alter colors, and apply text and watermarks from any PC you can access. We tried FastStone Photo Resizer Portable in 64-bit Windows 7.

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Review: Convert and edit your snaps with FastStone Photo Resizer

FastStone Photo Resizer 3.2 makes quick work of batches of digital snapshots. It not only resizes and renames images quickly and with minimal fuss, but it also crops, rotates, adjusts, and edits your pictures, too, and even applies text and watermarks. It has everything you need to take those huge folders of megabyte snapshots with cryptic names and, in one step, convert them all to JPEGS (or whatever), resize them to manageable dimensions, and rename them all, even sequentially (such as: RoadTripAug2012_1). It's better than Plan B, which is to just forget about them and then spend hours … Read more

Review: Batch Resizer quickly resizes any number of images on your device

Batch Resizer is very useful if you plan on sending a large number of images from your phone to someone via e-mail. By default, images taken with the iPhone's camera are quite large -- often upwards of 2.5MB each. That means it only takes eight of them to max out the attachment limit in some mail apps. It can also eat up some of your bandwidth on your data plan if you are out of the house. With Batch Resizer you can shrink those images and share them easily.

Batch Resizer doesn't direct you as well as … Read more

Review: BatchPhoto won't wow you with too many advanced features

BatchPhoto doesn't include any home run features, but its step-by-step walkthroughs make it great for beginners. It lets anyone crop, add borders, annotate, and apply filters and effects to multiple photos at once. If you're new to the photo-editing world, it might be the program you're looking for if you've got a little cash to spend.

You can use all of the features of this program without paying, but it will put a watermark on your photos. The program starts you off with a click-through tutorial, complete with videos, that can take some time to complete. … Read more

Review: ResizeIt quickly changes photo size and format

ResizeIt for Mac successfully modifies large numbers of photos with different sizes and formats. The interface is rather dated but the program performs all of its functions well.

As people take more digital photos, the differing sizes and perspectives make organizing them into albums difficult. ResizeIt for Mac permits users to change these images so that they match in size. The program's menu was dated and had no graphics or animations for easier identification of functions, but the readme file offered some basic instructions. With just a drag and drop, files can be imported into the program. Options exist … Read more

Review: Minima resizes images, automatically

Minima is designed to quickly and easily shrink images taken by the camera on your iOS device, and works incredibly well. Because of the naturally very large file size of most images on the iOS camera, it can become a space issue quickly--Minima fixes this problem, automatically, as you take new photos.

To shrink an image in Minima, all you need to do is open it. Tap the image in your library to open it and it will be instantly resized, according to the settings. There are five options here--mini, midi, maxi, and either iPhone or iPad. You can set … Read more

Resize Sense for Mac 1.5.0 Review

There will be times when you want to resize and crop a batch of photos, such as after a vacation. Manually doing it yourself is both tedious and time-consuming, but Resize Sense for Mac provides an easy fix. With some simple settings you can set up this app to automatically go through each and every photo and perform a resize and crop.

The app is free to try, but it saves each image with a watermark. Once you purchase and register the product for $13.99, you will have full access to all features and there will be no watermark. … Read more