FileMinimizer Pictures User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Re-size, Change compression/format - Reduce space!"

    November 20, 2014  |   By JoelRobi

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    - Does what it says, file size significantly reduced.
    - Simple program to use.
    - Lots of customizing options on the 'Settings for Images' tab under the main program settings (.i.e. retain original pixel size, preserve/create lossless format, retain original format).

    Cons

    - Option to replace original file (i.e. no duplicate file created) only available on paid Server Version.
    - Only able to reduce file size of BMP and TIFF by allowing image to be re-sized or converted to JPG/PNG.
    - Conversion process slower when creating/retaining lossless quality.
    - Batch processing limited to 500 files at a time.

    Summary

    The program does what it says it will do and is straight-forward and easy to use. It offers a lot of options to convert/preserve formats and tweak image size/quality. I know that there are other programs that can compress JPGs a little more without compromising quality, but you have to pay for them. The conversion process seemed pretty quick, about 1-2 seconds per file when using the basic conversion options on JPGs. However, it was significantly slower (maybe 4-5 seconds each) when I started tweaking the options to create/retain lossless quality files. I deducted one star because you have to pay for the Server Version in order to convert the files in place and avoid creating a duplicate file and the 500 files at a time limit. I only tested it on JPEG, BMP, PNG, and TIFF, not GIF or EMF files.

    Overall, I would say this is an excellent program to help save space or prep files for email/web/on-screen use and a good [free] program for retaining high quality images.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "quick and easy"

    March 22, 2013  |   By geomurray

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    I found that this program compresses very easily and remembers the path to the photos.

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything that is wrong with this program.

    Summary

    I would recommend this to anyone that keeps a lot of photos, it saves a lot of space on your hard drive and or flash drive.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great and good software"

    November 14, 2011  |   By arunasp

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    Can resize images to a small size

    Cons

    Nothing......

    Summary

    Great and useful for free.....

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does the trick, and then some."

    September 28, 2011  |   By EchidnafaceKillah

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    Automatically resizes, compresses, and/or crops images almost instantaneously while still maintaining quality. Requires very little input or configuration from the user, but additional options are available for those who want to tweak a bit.

    Cons

    None that I have been able to find.

    Summary

    Excellent, easy-to-use software. It's better than many of the commercial programs out there. Perfect for beginners and experienced users alike.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works perfect!...great interface...amazing compression"

    March 26, 2011  |   By kcin920

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    Best program Iv'e used in a while!

    Cons

    NONE AT ALL

    Summary

    It's great AND it's FREE...what more could you ask for?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "try it ! you will love it."

    December 20, 2010  |   By raymondleeys

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    good if want to send photos via e-mail or upload...easy to use..fast processing,,

    Cons

    perhaps..instead of minizing file...it will be super if can minize whole folder .

    Summary

    Try it..u love it,,make sending photos like a freeze...

    Updated on Jan 12, 2011

    i have not relation what so ever with this product or their companies...but i want to comment again...resize in mintues/user friendly/e-mail features/good resized quality/and FREEE.....i used it to resized many photos...cannot find a better software then this...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "An absolute must for web designers"

    December 17, 2010  |   By Vanillaman

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    Great tool for speeding up load time of your web pages. I spent ages going thru each individual image on my site, after someone suggested using P'shop, "save for web" option. I had to do it all again when I found this, but it was worth it.

    Cons

    Can't find any

    Summary

    It even challenges PhotoShop

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Did not work at all. Deleted product."

    December 16, 2010  |   By deemart

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    Nothing. Did not work. Error message about needing MAPI to operate.

    Cons

    Never had chance to use. Did no work with Outlook Express installed on my PC.

    Summary

    Use your existing photo software and save space on HDD.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very Useful Indeed!"

    December 14, 2010  |   By GranPaSmurf

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    It is a small program with no fluff. I do website work and e-mail marketing. When I use a picture, maybe only a couple of times a week, this program is perfect. It gives me the picture with the small bandwidth usage. I like it just like it is.

    Cons

    Some users might want a "skin" on this program. I however really don't like those things. I want a menu and a button.

    Summary

    I don't have heavy use for graphics conversions so this little guy is perfect for me. It does exactly what it promises!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great4reduce/send 3MegaPixel pix from 3.3 MB to 0.70 MB"

    December 7, 2010  |   By gk68

    Version: FileMinimizer Pictures 3.0

    Pros

    Easy to use; ability to keep original unchanged; makes pix much easier to send and receive; good for FBook.

    Cons

    None, but I just tried it today; will report back.

    Summary

    Very helpful and easy to use.

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