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.… Read more
Big photo-editing programs like Photoshop are great when you need to do a lot of work on your images, but sometimes you just need a simple tool that can handle cropping, rotating, and other basic editing functions. ExifPro lets users edit, organize, and share images without a lot of hassle.
The program's interface is sleek and intuitive, with its major functions split into well-organized panes, all of which can be moved around within the interface or closed. The Folders pane lets users browse to specific image files, whereas the Images pane displays thumbnails of the images contained within selected … Read more
Just about everybody has a digital camera or picture-taking cell phone, to judge by the number of photo editors out there. Manatee's PhotoWham stands out from the crowd with a unique angle: You set your resizing, renaming, and watermark preferences once, and then drag and drop single images, folders, or whole batches of files for quick, automatic processing. It can add specific text to the beginning or end of file names and save to specific directories.
This compact tool has one of the simplest interfaces we've ever tested: just a main display and two buttons--one activating a settings … Read more
AVLAN Design describes its AVD Graphic Studio as a "mini Photoshop," acknowledging that Adobe's software is the big dog in the CG yard and that the main goal of competitors is to offer Photoshop-like capabilities in less expensive packages that are easier for ordinary folks to use. At this, AVD Graphic Studio succeeds quite well. It's easy to use, it has most of the basic functionality of the pro-level applications, and it's much less expensive than the big packages like Photoshop.
This program will be familiar if you've used Photoshop or similar applications. Its … Read more
Most PC users have gigabytes of digital images they're going to go through and resize, one by one, and display online or in an album, someday. Why not today? Magic Project's Image Resizer is a simple utility that makes a fast and easy job of resizing nearly all kinds of digital pictures, singly, in bunches, or in big batches.
Although it downloads with full setup and uninstall features, this small program needs no installation. It opens and runs directly from the downloaded executable file, which makes it completely portable; you can even carry it in your camera's … Read more
Batch It Pro is an all-inclusive program that can batch-edit images, add watermarks, adjust print settings, and rename files. Its user interface took us a few minutes to figure out, but it proved to be a capable image editor.
At first glance, Batch It Pro's interface looks pretty self-explanatory, but we have to admit, it took us a few minutes to figure out how to navigate it. It consists of three panels: the first for loading and processing files, the second for configuring settings, and the third for displaying the before and after shots. Loading files and folders was … Read more
Batch Photo Factory lets you quickly apply frames, watermarks, and new naming conventions to a large batch of photos in one fell swoop. While we weren't entirely impressed with its frame options, it performed well in tests.
The program's interface is bland and contained a few spelling errors but was nevertheless functional and easy to navigate. A left-side pane displays the selected image file or folder as well as a file renaming option. We opted to use a common base name with sequential numbers, but you can also keep the original file name and add a prefix. As … Read more
Graphics-Toolbox is a graphic design program. We don't have much to say about it, and what there is, isn't good.
Opening Graphics-Toolbox causes the interface to automatically fill the entire screen, forcing you to minimize the program to switch between applications and generating plenty of annoyance as well. One look at the basic interface with its crude and tiny buttons prompted the question, "Where are the drop-down menus?" It appears that there are none; all tools and functions are accessed from the program's palettes, which we couldn't find a way to move. Movable palettes … Read more
Digital camera owners will love Mihov.com's Image Resizer, a tiny, efficient bit of freeware that resizes your digital images, converts JPEG, GIF, and BMP formats from any one to the other, rotates images, performs grayscale conversions, and does a few more simple tasks related to getting your digital pics into the right size, orientation, and image quality for whatever you want to use them for: posting online, saving in a scrapbook, printing them out as snapshots, or emailing to friends and relatives.
At 363KB, Image Resizer is about as small a bit of software as you'll encounter … Read more
Batch Image Processor 2008 is a versatile batch image processor that allows users to edit and save images in a variety of file formats. Despite a slightly cramped interface, this program provides a variety of useful features in relatively user-friendly format.
The program's interface is arranged in four separate tabs for importing, editing, processing, and generating Web galleries. Navigating the program's features was fairly intuitive, but the cramped toolbar at the top relied heavily on tool tips to distinguish its functions. The program's built-in HTML Help file is brief, and given the number of features the program … Read more