Photography forum: Help to find an Image Resizer for W/8

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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Apr 1, 2015 9:39 AM CST
I was using Wind. XP till a few days ago and I was using Microsoft Power Toy - Image Resizer which was so convenient to resize the image to ease uploading/downloading. Now I can't tell how badly I miss it now that I have Windows 8 for the new CPU I bought. That old resizer had the lovely facility of just right-clicking on the image where the pop-up list showed resizer from where we would directly resize. I'm now looking for an equally convenient tool for this purpose. Any help please?
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 1, 2015 11:09 AM CST
I use Photo Gallery a lot with my Windows 7, you might have a windows 8 version available.
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Apr 2, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Yes Larry. I have W/8. After I posted that help post, I too further searched and came across Photo Gallery. I think it is the one I'm going to try, now that you are also using it. Thanks Larry. I used the old computer for 8 years with XP. It was time for a change and also to get a lot of disk space - 1TB.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Apr 2, 2015 6:13 PM CST
Dinu, I use Windows Photo Gallery for resizing and editing, find it is easy to use.
Name: Asa

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evermorelawnless
Apr 2, 2015 6:49 PM CST
I use IrfanView for resizing, scrolling through, and cropping. It also has a batch resize feature that's fantastic - in that it takes FOREVER, it seems, to upload an 8-12GB photo to this site...but if I batch-resize (to the site limit of 1000pixels wide) a pile of stuff I'm going to post (I'm afraid I'm a little infamous for my "walls" of photos in threads/the blog, they load nearly immeasurably faster (a bit of a hyperbole).

It's a neat program and is isn't a resource hog like 99pct of the other photo programs out there.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Apr 2, 2015 8:02 PM CST
I use IrfanView to insert text, but prefer Photo Gallery for resizing and editing.
Name: Asa

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evermorelawnless
Apr 2, 2015 9:24 PM CST
mcash70 said:I use IrfanView to insert text, but prefer Photo Gallery for resizing and editing.


Yeah, it's pretty brutal for editing. And as far as inserting text goes, I finally figured out how to have it insert EXIF data in the corner of a shot. That's really useful to me when I'm looking at a ton of them and trying to figure out what I've done - and why I like what I like.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 4, 2015 4:30 AM CST
Dino, a picture resizer which behaves like the one you know from XP is Image Resizer for Windows, it embeds itself in the drop down menu when you right click on a picture.
http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/

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bamira
Jul 5, 2015 12:40 AM CST
online editor
http://pixlr.com/express/
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GoatDriver
Jul 5, 2015 7:44 AM CST
GIMP is free to download and is an amazing software, comparable to Photoshop - http://www.gimp.org/
Here's a tutorial to show you how to resize in GIMP, very simple - http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/GIMP_Quickies/

Only for MAC users there is a free program called Affinity Photo - https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/

Paint Shop Pro is an exceptional photo editing software very comparable to Photoshop but with an easier learning curve. I have been using PSP since the first version and it is a great software.
- http://www.paintshoppro.com/en/products/paintshop-pro/
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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Oct 17, 2015 11:25 AM CST
I have found with IrfanView that the quality of image deteriorates too much. I'm l using on and off, Microsoft's Office Picture Manager, then compress the image to documents size. But I have to do it one by one. Even with FastStone, quality suffers a bit. This is my observation. GIMP.. I guess is only free to download and usable up to a short period and then it asks the user to buy, is that right?

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