We can see how people would either love or hate Picture Resizer. Those with a geeky bent, especially those used to working with command-line parameters, will probably find the program to be innovative and useful. Those who like intuitive interfaces that are easy to understand and navigate will likely take one look at it and then start searching for another program to meet their resizing needs.
There are three ways to use Picture Resizer. Users can drag and drop images onto the program's icon, choose the program from the Windows context menu after selecting the desired images, or access the program via the command line. That all sounds simple enough, especially the first two options. What's unique about Picture Resizer is the way that users adjust its settings; everything is done by renaming the program. Do you want your images to be resized to 400 by 300 pixels? Rename the program as PhotoResize400x300.exe. Do you want the smaller dimension of the image to be 400 pixels? PhotoResize_400.exe. The program's online Help file explains all of this and includes instructions not only for resizing but also for sharpening, changing the compression quality, copying the metadata, and other tasks. The Help file also explains the advanced configuration options that can be accessed using the command line. Overall, we thought that Picture Resizer was an interesting and unique program; we've reviewed a lot of software that resizes images and we've never encountered any that worked quite like this. It can definitely simplify the process of resizing images, especially if you're willing to take the time to get familiar with the way it works.
Picture Resizer requires no installation. We recommend this program to intermediate and advanced users.
Picture Resizer is an easy-to-use utility for batch resizing of JPG pictures and photos. Drag and drop JPG files or folders with JPG files on the application icon and they will be resized and saved next to the originals. Size of the output pictures is controlled by the name of the application. To generate 200 pixels images, simply rename the application to PhotoResize200.exe. The tool is using high-quality resizing method, where color of each pixel is a weighted average of all covered pixels from the original image. Linear interpolation is used when zooming in. The algorithm is optimized to work with gamma-corrected pictures.
What's new in this version:
Version 6.0 include supports for JPEG arithmetic compression for both decoding and encoding.