FastStone Photo Resizer

FastStone Photo Resizer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 245 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    915,238
  • Date Added:
    May 04, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,747
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #22 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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If you're looking for a fast, reliable, and free way to convert many images at once, look no further than FastStone Photo Resizer. The program outputs files in the most popular formats, including TIFF, GIF, JPEG, and BMP. Besides its batch-conversion skills, the application also can rename pictures in bulk. This program lacks any sort of fancy image effects, but you can make basic tweaks, including cropping, rotating, resizing, and adjusting certain aspects of an image's color. You'll even find a tool for stamping shots with a watermark.

This utility demonstrated speedy performance in our tests, and we appreciate that its main window can be gussied up with several skins. And since it doesn't cost a dime, we have no problem recommending FastStone Photo Resizer to anyone who often works with large bundles of image files.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star 30
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 245 votes

    • 5 star 179
    • 4 star 50
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 7
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4 stars

"Superb time saver of a photo batch renamer"

May 24, 2013  |  By FreeQuiche

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

Simple and easy to use with an intuitive interface.

I take a lot of photos and I have my own filename system - this app saves me a lot of time.

Cons

None that I have encountered.

Summary

I have thus far only used the batch rename function and that alone makes this... free... app worth the effort of downloading and installing.

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4 stars

"A Pretty Good Program for Free"

May 07, 2013  |  By claymore2211

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

Pretty simple to use basic commands.
Allows you to retain original EXIF data.
Allows resized photos to be saved in a different location (doesn't automatically overwrite original photo). This also allows you to discard your original resizing project and start over.
Can batch rename photos.

Cons

When choosing to resize photos using the percentage option (e.g., resize to 75% of original size), outcome is not always accurate.
Would prefer to have an option whereby you could choose the final size you want the photo to be (e.g., resize from 4.0 MB to 1.0 MB.

Summary

All in all, a decent program for free. I would really like a program that allows me to choose the actual size of my final photo (e.g., make my photo exactly 985 KB).

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3 stars

"OK, but not worth writing home about"

March 21, 2013  |  By prophetsboy

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

Resizes pictures

Cons

Poor interface. Not the quickest way to resize photos.

Summary

Not a bad product, but I was looking for something that would allow me to convert photo(s) to a given size and format in one step (and I found it, Minh's Free PhotoResizer) and this program is not particularly fast. In fact, this is no quicker to use than Faststone Image Viewer, which can do a whole lot more besides. Personally, I prefer IrfanView, but however I look at it I see no reason to use this particular program.

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5 stars

"Wonderful application."

February 07, 2013  |  By john3347

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

Simple and intuitive to use. Features are easy to find and it is obvious how to use them. Just select the group or single photograph that you want to rename or resize, or both, and follow prompts.

Cons

No negatives to the product.

Summary

It even is designed to expose to the user functions that the user does not have to search for. (Maybe they didn't know they needed this or that until it appeared to them.) Cannot over emphasize the intuitiveness of all FastStone products. This is clearly the best program to rename and resize photographs regardless of price - in this case price is free.I have been using Image Viewer, Screen Capture, and Image viewer. These products are everything that a non-professional needs to manage family photos, etc.

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5 stars

"Fast and easy to use"

February 03, 2013  |  By brywashr

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

Simple and easy to use.

Cons

Non yet for my needs.

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5 stars

"Good fully functional software"

January 24, 2013  |  By StarNStripe

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

Batch processing, great options, lots of features

Cons

Takes a little more time than with Minh's Photo Resizer

Summary

Good product for more functionality than just a drag-n-drop item, although there is also drag-n-drop functionality with FastStone.

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5 stars

"Best photo resizer out there"

December 14, 2012  |  By zeloguy

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

Easy to use and does a great job both quickly and efficiently.

Cons

Interface feels outdated.

Summary

There is no reason not to have this little jem in your arsenal of tools to use whether for e-mailing pictures to grandma or for web designers or anyone in between.

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5 stars

"A Great Free Application"

September 14, 2012  |  By alderny

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

Fast, intuitive interface, can save settings, can rename files

Cons

None that I have found.

Summary

I use this to compress photos for sending in email attachments, and to compress/resize photos for various digital photo frames.

For the latter, I can rapidly compress, crop and resize photos to fit the native resolution of the target photo frame, thus optimising the number of photos that will fit without reducing their resolution below that of the frame. The photos typically compress down to between 2% - 5% of their original size (e.g. 5MB down to about 100KB - 250KB), or to put it another way, about 25,000 photos on a 4GB SD card with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

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5 stars

"good piece of software"

August 21, 2012  |  By GothicWeasel

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

easy to use with a lot of features. works well without much setting up required. just install and go.

Cons

none that I could find.

Summary

Very nice program for what it does, and it does an awful lot.

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3 stars

"Am I the only one???"

July 24, 2012  |  By gr4474

 |  Version: FastStone Photo Resizer 3.1

Pros

It opens pictures and will crop, rotate etc.

Cons

Images open up with only a black backround. Scrolling the mouse up reveals an awkward row of buttons for editing...minus the minimize/maximize buttons. To leave the window I have to push escape, which at that point the program closes.

Oh no, forget minimizing the window to look at another...that feature that first came out since the very first MS WINDOWS wowed us oh so long ago. So what about viewing 2 images side by side? Forget it, hope you have a good memory.
I was not able to find any settings to fix this, maybe there are somewhere. How is this the top rated image program??

Summary

Frusterating

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1
Version 3.1 has added USM (Unsharp Mask) option to Adjustments, improved "Watermark" effect, and other minor improvements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher FastStone Soft
Publisher web site http://www.faststone.org
Release Date May 04, 2011
Date Added May 04, 2011
Version 3.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 1.45MB
File Name FSResizerSetup32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 915,238
Downloads Last Week 1,747
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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