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Tech Tip on a Tuesday – Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows

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Why should we have to open an application just to resize an image? Maybe you are looking for a fast way to resize images? Check out this quick and easy tool.

Powertoy

Tool Download

This great tool, called the Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows, is available for download at:

http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=30247

A 64-bit version is also available.

Thank you Brice for developing such a quick and easy tool!

Installation

Just download and install.

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Tool Use

Select the picture (or pictures) you want to resize, Right Mouse Click and select Resize Pictures.

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Select your Resize Resolution and Click on OK.

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The tool then creates a new file with the new size in the file name.

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You can also choose three advanced features:

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See you next Tuesday,

Tim

Timothy Daleo
Timothy Daleohttp://usingwindowshomeserver.com
Timothy Daleo is a Project Resource Analyst and Oracle Applications Trainer in Pasadena, California. In addition to financial analysis, Tim has been developing training materials since 2003 and supporting direct projects through various auxiliary databases since 2005.

6 COMMENTS

  1. HI Timothy,

    Microsoft use to have bunch of Power Toys for XP and if I remember right earlier Windows versions too. These were pet projects by MS programmers that were really pretty cool. One of the Toys was Image Resizer and it was one of my favorite toys. The funny thing is this looks exactly like that software right down to the way the dialog boxes look. I see it is open source and with the word Clone in the name I

  2. He does say on his web site it is a clone of the Windows XP PowerToy. However he says it was 'created' and with some of the functional improvements, I would believe it is his own work.

  3. Howdy, guys. BTW, it's "Lambson", Mr. Jasthair 😉 (but just call me Brice). Yeah, I was a huge fan of the original powertoy by Microsoft. When I switched to Vista, I kept waiting for them to update it, but they never did. I looked at other alternatives, but none of them quite had the same feel to them. Eventually I decided just to rewrite the original tool from scratch since no one else (Microsoft employee or otherwise) seemed to take the initiative.

    I tried to copy the original as close as possible (staying within my legal bounds, of course). I eventually got it to where it was almost identical to the original. Now I'm basically picking up where they left off. Through CodePlex, I accept new feature requests, and have fixed many of the most annoying "features" Microsoft introduced (most notably the fact that it would kindly reset the options with every new resize).

    Anyway, thanks a ton for your support, Tim, fasthair, Dave, and others!

    • Brice,

      Yah I knew it Lambson, I even had it right in the first response but just brain farted in the second response.

      Thanks for stopping by and setting the record straight. You sure kept the old

  4. Tim. Thanks for the find.

    Brice. Thanks for picking up the slack and making this. You don't know how many programs I went through trying to find this simple functionality.

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