High Quality Photo Resizer is a lightweight image editor replete with options. Unfortunately, it also suffers from some snags.
The interface is basic and mostly text based. You start off by loading an image or group of images. It's frustrating that you can't drag-and-drop images or add an entire folder, although you can select multiple images and add them that way. You then choose one of eight output formats, including JPEG and TIF, and set the output size. Users can manually set the height and width or use a preset, but the "preserve aspect ratio" option didn't work for us. That's a pretty major flaw.
The next step offers users a wide range of effects to add. The changes include converting the image to black and white, posterizing, sharpening, adjusting the contrast, adding noise, and more. After you make your edits, you can preview the image. This process was a bit odd, though, with the preview pane taking up the entire screen and only showing one image out of a batch job.
Still, HQPR offers resizing and more in a tiny bundle for free, and you can't argue with that.
High Quality Photo Resizer is an easy-to-use freeware for batch resizing of digital photos. With High Quality Photo Resizer you may make high quality small photos for publication on the internet or to send to friends and family. It supports many input formats: BMP, DIB, EMF, GIF, ICB, JPG, JPEG, PBM, PCD, PCX, PGM, PNG, PPM, PSD, PSP, RLE, SGI, TGA, TIF, TIFF, VDA, VST, WBMP, WMF. It supports 8 output formats: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TGA, WMF, EMF. It also enables you to add up to 37 effects (Sharpen, Mosaic, Tweak RGB, Colorize, Spray, Emboss, Blur, Gray Scale, Negative, Soften, Swirl, Tile, Wind, Contrast, Noise, Anti Alias, Fish Eye, Flip Horizontal, Flip Vertical, High Pass, Neontrace) to your photos.
What's new in this version:
Version 5.02 includes New skin, support for resizing image by percent and support for windows 7.