Here is something useful for people who need simple and convenient image resizing tool. Initially planned to review only ResizR but things got out of control after dicovering several good alternatives, so here you go. Normally any extensive image editing best done using desktop software like Photoshop, that can do lot more then mere resizing. But when all you need is simply to resize picture starting fat photoshop is not very convenient.
ResizR a product of lord-lance.com, is a web based tool for resizing images online. To resize image simply go to the resizr.lord-lance.com, click on the “Browse” button to select the image, specify desired width and click ‘resize’ button. In addition to local images you can also resize images from the web. ResizR also offers a Firefox plugin to make things even easier and faster. One drawback is that it only resizes JPG files
Doing some resizing of Sofia:
- Resizr.com: this service has same name but actually different. It supports JPG, GIF and PNG formats but looks quite ugly.
- Imagewell: (something for Mac users) this is free image editing software for quick manipulation and upload to an iDisk (.mac account), FTP server or other web server. I was not able to test this one, so no comments or promises here.
- Microsoft image resizer(Win XP users): This needs to be downloaded and installed before use but totally worth it. Using this one images can simply be resized though ‘image right click -> resize image’.
Imagesquash.com: Nothing really extraordinary that distinguished it from above ones. Supports JPG, GIF and PNG formats.
- My-I-Size.com: Allmost a copy of above reviewed resizr.lord-lance.com but with a little different look.
- Resize2mail.com: Has some extra good features.(GIF, JPG formats)
- Dosize.com: If you need to resize multiple images simultaneously(upto 10 images), this is a tool to use.
- pxn8.com: Simple and Good looking web based photoshop alternative.
- Snipshot: – One of the easiest to use, and also offers browser plugins for firefox, IE and Safari
More or less all of the services above do the same task of resizing images, however when it comes to selecting few I would give my preference to the Microsoft Image resizer, a desktop application from Microsoft. And as among web based tools I really liked tools from resizr.lord-lance.com and Snipshot.com.
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