Thursday, March 05, 2009

Dolf Zone Tech Tip for Vista / Right Click Image Resizer

For whatever reason, Vista does not have a PowerToy available (like XP) that allows you to resize images from within Windows Explorer. ;(

For anyone who frequently works and plays with images this capability is a huge time saver. It's a pain to have to load an image editor like Photoshop just to resize an image.

Luckily I stumbled across a free program called VSO Image Resizer. So far it has worked well. When you are in Explorer simply right click on any image file (or multiple files) and select "VSO Image Resizer", input the new size (and any other parameters), and in a matter of seconds you'll have a newly resized copy of your original image.

This is particularly useful for emailing photos and for downsizing graphics for use on the web.

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