Power Downloader

Recently Power Downloader was sifting through his daily e-mails when he came across a message from Francois Foto, his photographer friend from France. In the e-mail, Francois asked about Thanksgiving and what else Power had planned for the holidays, but at the end of his message he had a special request for PD. Francois was attempting to build a Web site of his photos so people could see his work, but wondered if there was a way to convert all of his larger images into uniform thumbnails. His initial searches for thumbnail products turned up so many results that Francois had given up.

Easy Thumbnails
Using a Windows Explorer-like interface makes it easy to locate and convert your images (Credit: CNET Networks)

Thinking quickly, Power Downloader directs his browser toward Download.com to do a little research of his own. After sorting through a few programs, Power comes across Easy Thumbnails. Francois could easily take a folder of his images and quickly convert them to a standardized thumbnail size with this program. What's more, Easy Thumbnails offers a handy settings tab in which Francois could specify the exact size and quality of his images and use other image detail sliders to adjust attributes like contrast and sharpness. What Power Downloader likes most about his choice is how quickly the software generates thumbnails, even when he selected a huge folder full of images. Power knew Foto would especially like that Easy Thumbnails was absolutely free.

Once Power Downloader sent off his response to Francois Foto, he continued to be amazed by how quickly Easy Thumbnails could process a folder of images to his exact specifications. Hopefully, Francois would be as impressed as Power is with this handy free program.

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.