The whole idea behind the program is pretty good, as it was designed to make the entire resizing process a real breeze.
Users can thus take full advantage of the drag and drop support and of the predefined profiles, so simply select the files you want to resize and drag them over the dedicated panel in the main window.
There are multiple preconfigured resizing profiles at your disposal, such as extra large, large, medium, small and thumbnail, but each of them can be further customized from a separate screen.
What’s more, you can create your very own profiles, in which case you need to define image size, lock aspect ratio, adjust file compression, crop the image and choose the image file type. You can pick from JPG, PNG and BMP, with dedicated options to configure JPEG quality, modify the file name and keep EXIF metadata.
Last but not least, Quick Image Resizer also gives you the option to apply a watermark, this time with support for PNG, JPG, GIF and BMP formats.
While the app runs smoothly on most Windows versions, drag and drop support from outside the main window doesn’t seem to work on Windows 7 workstations, but all the other features do their job flawlessly.
All things considered, Quick Image Resizer is clearly a very good piece of software, running okay on any Windows workstation on the market and relying on a very effective photo resizing engine.
This is why, before uploading your images to the Web or sending them via e-mail, you use your imaging software to reduce their size. There are two main disadvantages of this method. First, you need to do the same repetitive actions every time. Normally, you have to navigate to the folder containing images from your camera, then you need to select the images, set up resizing options, select a target folder, etc.
The second disadvantage is that when resizing your images you never know exactly what file size they will have after resizing. Photos with a lot of small details will be significantly bigger in size than simple images after resizing with the same level of JPEG Quality/Compression.
Quick Image Resizer offers an easy, yet very powerful technique of resizing your photos and upload them to the Web or send via e-mail.
A “Conversion scheme” is a set of user-defined resizing options. You can define several sets for different purposes. The most exciting feature of the resizing options is that you can select the desired resulting image file size.
The program will automatically choose a JPEG Quality/Compression level for each image to best fit the file size and dimensions that you’ve selected. An option to keep or remove the EXIF metadata has been added.Furthermore, Quick Image Resizer can automatically watermark your images or place a logo on them.