Editors' reviewDespite a lack of extra features and some speed issues, this program delivers on its promise of resizing digital images without any loss of visual sharpness. This program makes the resizing process easy: you simply load a file, specify size and resolution, then choose from one of seven algorithms that will help preserve sharpness. The simple interface includes a preview screen that allows you to scroll through all pictures in a folder. The program works in batch mode but lacks additional features unrelated to the resizing process. In our tests, the program did its job, though Stoik Smart Resizer noticeably slowed when processing a large file. Nevertheless, folks who routinely resize large batches of images might want to try this one on for size.
Stoik Smart Resizer - Reduce and Enlarge Images. We often have to shrink or enlarge the size of images, for instance, for sending to a friend, for upload on Facebook or Livehournal. By reducing size of images you can upload pictures rapidly. Here is best solution for resizing and reducing image size, Stoik Smart Resizer program. Stoik Smart Resizer software is an powerful and easy program with big array of photo tools, that lets you enlarge or reduce picture size and resize images in batch mode. You may shrink images to any size you want by compressing or resizing options. Enlarge pictures and make digital photo enlargements for celebrations, portraits, parties, wedding, birthdays and paintings. The Smart Way to Resize Pictures and Make Large Photos STOIK Smart Resizer program (Windows) can change image size: reduce or enlarge pictures size up to 1000% without losing image quality. Featuring smart resizing algorithms, STOIK Smart Resizer photo resize tool creates huge enlargements while maintaining image crispness and sharp look.
Resizing and Enlarging Digital Images. Printing huge enlargements from low-pixel count images is the first and obvious task handled by STOIK Smart Resizer software. Posters, banner-size pictures and plotter jobs will benefit from a higher-resolution source. Some stock agencies require a certain minimum resolution for considering an image for acceptance. Reduce image size is often needed to create tiny yet detailed previews and thumbnails. The Built-In Tools. All photo editing programs have image resizing capabilities built into them. Some of them offer a choice between several algorithms such as Linear, Bilinear, and Bicubic. Advanced tools even distinguish between downsizing and enlarging the pictures. Why not just using the built-in capabilities to resize your pictures?Most photo editors handle size reductions quite well, at least if you're not trying to make a thumbnail of a 10 MP photo. When it comes to photo enlargements, the editors become surprisingly "dumb". You'll end up with an enlargement consisting of pixels duplicated as many times as needed to create the image enlargement. Their "smart" enlargement algorithms will smooth the edges and apply some sharpening to the final image to create a sense of false detail, or false sharpness. In a word, if image quality is critical for the task, avoid using built-in image enlargement tools available in photo editors.
What's new in this version:
The updated STOIK Smart Resizer algorithm. The two additional scene-oriented image resizing modes apply newly designated algorithms to provide quality enlargements of landscape and natural images ("Natural Scene"), cityscapes or man-made objects ("Artificial Scene"). Full Windows 7 compatibility. Integration with STOIK's latest version of a photo processing suite, STOIK Imagic.