Digital images that have a large resolution capture all the details but come with a large file size. While this might not be a big problem when it comes to storing images offline, the large file size can be very problematic while sharing the images online with friends. This is because email services, forums, and file hosts often have a file size restriction; furthermore, the larger the file size, the longer it takes to upload. This is where image resizing applications come in handy. However many such apps let you control only the resolution you want to resize the image – you do not have any control over the image quality of the resized image. Here to offer you that control is a desktop application for Windows called Sizester.
Sizester is an excellent desktop application for Windows computers. Sized at nearly 2 MB, the app is very small and downloads quickly. Once you have the application installed, you can open a digital image inside its interface; supported image formats include JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIF, TIFF, PNG, and GIF. You can open images of these formats in the application and drag the corners of the image to resize it. Alternatively you can use the more precise tools displayed in the left panel.
The panel on the left lets you resize an image by using a resizing a slider, typing in a sizing percentage, or by typing the resolution of the resultant image in pixels. You can also indicate the image quality using a slider at the bottom. In case you are batch-resizing images, you can adjust resizing settings for all images simultaneously.
Once the images have been resized you can save them as new files on your computer. You can also upload the images directly online to various file hosts such as Facebook, Dropbox, SmugMug, and more.
The app offers its users various interface options to customize such as opening images in new windows and opening certain image file formats with Sizester by default.
Sizester comes with a price tag of $9.95 for a single license. You can use the app for free for 15 days without purchasing it. The developers of the app have generously provided the first 15 commenters on this post free licenses for the app.
- A user-friendly desktop app
- Compatible with Windows computers
- Lets you resize images
- Lets you control final image resolution and quality
- Lets you directly upload images to various online image hosts