We resize images all the time--to e-mail to friends, post on blogs, share on Facebook, and much more. Although we often resize images in a photo-editing program as soon as we take them off the camera, it's not uncommon for us to need a resizing tool that can be used the rest of the time. After all, who wants to launch a big photo-editing program for tasks that can be completed with a lightweight utility? That's where Fast Image Resizer comes in. This basic program lets users resize images as quickly and easily as anything we've seen.
The program's interface is plain, just a small square with a couple of buttons and a dropdown menu. To resize an image, simply select the desired resolution from the drop-down menu, drag and drop the image onto the program's interface, and the program will automatically resize the image and save it in the original folder, a subfolder, or a different folder of the user's choosing. The program comes with nine preset resolutions in the drop-down menu, but users can add custom sizes as well. Users can also choose whether to save the image as a JPG, BMP, or PNG file, and the program lets users rotate images and optionally copy EXIF information from the original file. The program's online Help file is well-written and thorough. Overall, Fast Image Resizer is a fairly basic program and doesn't have as many features as some others we've seen, but it does a great job of quickly resizing images with very little hassle.
Fast Image Resizer installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.
This tool lets you quickly resize your photo's for publishing on the Web, archiving or distributing. Can use dual and quad core processors to speed up conversion. Copies Exif image information from source. Customizable resize algorithm quality and JPEG quality.