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Resize Sense for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 2, 2013

There will be times when you want to resize and crop a batch of photos, such as after a vacation. Manually doing it yourself is both tedious and time-consuming, but Resize Sense for Mac provides an easy fix. With some simple settings you can set up this app to automatically go through each and every photo and perform a resize and crop.

The app is free to try, but it saves each image with a watermark. Once you purchase and register the product for $13.99, you will have full access to all features and there will be no watermark. The interface of Resize Sense for Mac is quite straightforward and well designed, and you have the ability to adjust the layout to your liking. Resize comes with some default resizing presets, but you can easily add your own. You are also able to control how and where each image is cropped using the Resize editor. The entire process of adding photos, preparing your settings and processing the images takes only a few minutes, depending on how many images you want to resize. There are also other features such as rotate and flip for more image editing options.

Sporting a multitude of options and features, Resize Sense for Mac offers a great solution for users looking to quickly resize and edit batches of photos. It is a lightweight app that functions well.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Resize Sense for Mac 1.5.0.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.0

We are excited to announce the new Resize Sense generation! It was not easy, but we decided to make this upgrade free to thank the users who supported us in the beginning. We hope that you appreciate our efforts and help us further develop Resize Sense by recommending it to your friends and making a Mac App Store review, if you purchased there.

Resize Sense 2 introduces a redesigned resizing and cropping engine which offers even more flexibility than before, can perform more tasks in a single batch operation. It also adds a number of features often requested by users, and presents a significantly improved user interface. In more detail:

  • A new highly requested feature: resizing to achieve the required maximum output file size on disk (in bytes).
  • Any cropping task can now be performed together with resizing, in a single step. Crop aspect ratio can be defined separately with all resizing types except the first two, that naturally restrict it. The cropped part plays the role of the original image when resizing.
  • There is no limitation on how small the cropped part can go, unless you choose not to save images that are too small for the requested size. If the cropped part is smaller than the requested size, it will behave just as a small original image.
  • Preview now shows either the final image or the original with crop rectangle, as you prefer.
  • When saving, it is now possible to replicate the original directory structure, starting from a defined location.
  • Use image IPTC/EXIF metadata in the saved file names.
  • Rename files within the application.
  • Bulk-edit the image resolution specification in the Info panel.
  • Significantly redesigned user interface, with a focus on convenience and clarity.
  • PDF User Guide delivered with the application.
  • Other minor improvements.
  • Bug fixes, mostly for OS X Lion.

General

Release February 3, 2014
Date Added February 3, 2014
Version 2.0.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) or later on 64-bit Intel-based Mac computer

Popularity

Total Downloads 361
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Resize Sense (Macworld Gem 2012) is a flexible batch image processing utility. Eliminate the hours of tedious work needed to resize, crop, straighten, rotate, flip, edit metadata, and rename many images one at a time!

Want to send images by e-mail? Show them to your friends on a mobile device? Put them on a website with strict size requirements? Use Resize Sense to get the size you need, for many images at once! Save your settings as presets, and next time you will not even need to enter them again!

Although Resize Sense is a professional tool, we designed it with a simple and intuitive user interface so that everybody can enjoy its benefits.

What is so flexible, convenient, and unique in Resize Sense? Just an example. You can easily resize many images, each to several sizes, and save them in various formats with different filename patterns. All this in a single batch operation, in a few minutes!

Resize Sense handles any resizing need with ease. Define the exact required dimensions, fit the original image inside a box, specify the longest or shortest edge, and even define the required megapixel count or the maximum output file size in bytes! Or only crop without resizing.

Resize Sense lets you decide what to do if the image aspect ratio changes: crop, deform, or add borders. And if the image is too small for the requested size: enlarge, extend the canvas, keep the original, or skip this image.

Resize Sense provides a live final image preview. See immediately how the final image looks after cropping, extending with borders, distorting, etc.

Resize Sense makes it possible to combine batch operation with manual cropping and straightening.

You never need to enter the same configuration twice! Just save your size configurations, as well as output settings, as presets.

Resize Sense offers a great control when saving results. Replicate the original directory structure, use image information such as size and metadata in the generated filenames, etc.

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