Need to batch resize images but want to preview the result beforehand? Try Free Image Resizer developed by iWesoft. This freeware allows you to compare the original and the resized images one by one.
It adds two options to Windows explorer right-click menu: Resize Pictures and Resize Pictures Pro, which appears every time you right-clicking on an image file. You can also drag and drop files to its main user interface in case you prefer it that way.
Resize Pictures is by which you can instantly resize selected images without the bells and whistles, while Resize Pictures Pro is the one that provides the chance for users to do more things, such as viewing selected images, previewing pictures, adding images from different folders, and applying different resizing mode.
Many size profiles are included. What’s more, instead of merely displaying numbers, some are labeled. For instance, the size presets for Facebook timeline cover, iPhone, Sony PSP, etc.
After resizing images, a short report is displayed in which users can find out if there was any image that is failed to process. Additionally, the total number of the images that are successfully resized is also displayed. An option to open the output folder is included as well.
- Customizable layout: thumbnails, gallery, pane, details
- Thumbnail cache for faster loading the next time you open the same images.
- Thumbnail cache deletion.
- Add images within one folder instantly with or without including the subfolders.
- Adjustable column selection for view in details mode.
- Adjustable thumbnail size for better view.
- Users can maximize window for wider view when you load many images.
- Batch resize images.
- Image rotation.
- Resizing profiles – Users can change the size of a preset if necessary, but cannot add new profiles.
- 5 resizing mode: Fit, Stretch, Center, Crop, Content Aware Resize.
- 5 resizing actions:
- Resize and Create Copies
- Resize Original
- Resize and Move
- Resize and Compress (ZIP)
- Create PDF from the resized images.
- When tested on Windows 7, Free Image Resizer 1.5 has made Windows explorer crashed three times when trying to resize a single image via right-click menu using its “Resize Pictures” option, so in the meantime users who encounter such an error should use only the “Resize Pictures Pro” option until the developer fixes it.
- The nag screen – Sometimes the program asks you to “Facebook like” or tweet it when you close the program.
iWesoft Free Image Resizer is designed to work with Windows 7/Windows Vista/WinXP/Windows 2000. You can download the installer from the developer’s website if you’re interested.