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Technique    20

What's a decent program that isn't a resource hog & is also most importantly ... FREE, that allows you to re-size images?

I currently use Paint Shop Pro 9, but it seems a bit OTT just for this feature. I want something that'll re-size images without distorting the image. Something i can reduce an image by xx% for example like you can with PSP.

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+Majesticmerc    871

Paint.NET

The GIMP

Two off the top of my head.

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+jamesyfx    352

Does the Windows XP PowerToy Image Resizer still work on later versions of Windows? If so, that. :o

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Marshall    15,353

Use MS Paint if that is the only feature you require.

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metallithrax    489

Xnview

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n_K    1,640

Gimp

Imagemajik

PHP using PHP-GD

(I'd recommend imagemajik, you can use it as a batch program to do it automatically to a bunch of files)

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Simon-    490

Irfanview is the quickest and bloat-free way (it is only 1.6MB in size and simple interface) to make minor adjustments to pictures like resize (with proper resampling so it does not look distorted) and supports all formats under the sun. You definitely need Irfanview for this one.

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Technique    20

Thanks guys.

Also, paint never did it for me - that was the whole reason for installing PSP, as when it re-sized the image it also distorted it majorly.

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manroweb    21

Paint.NET for editting.

irfanview for organising and simple resizing.

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+Xinok    294

For simply resizing images, Image Tuner will get the job done. But I prefer XnConvert because it does a whole lot more.

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LUTZIFER    473

MS Paint.

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Guth    104

for enlarging i always use smilla enlarger, its really really awesome!! I totally love it

for making smaller I use photoshop

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The_Decryptor    1,105

I've gotten the best results using Imagemagick, and it's distortion based resize method, it's got some useful attributes (like supporting fractional pixel offsets), but is also much slower than the normal resize operator (It took my mac mini 3+ minutes to resize one image)

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68k    290

Does the Windows XP PowerToy Image Resizer still work on later versions of Windows? If so, that. :o

Why can't Microsoft include this (brilliant utility) as part of the OS?

The new version on codeplex is not as efficient, and probably requires .NET (slow).

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aberg    37

XnView is one of the best.

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simrat    483

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+Andre S.    1,891

Paint.NET's resize filters are pretty terrible, I would advise against it.

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Technique    20

Interesting how pretty much every reply brings a totally new program. Looks like the testing could be a long process. Thanks though :)

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Simon-    490

Interesting how pretty much every reply brings a totally new program. Looks like the testing could be a long process. Thanks though :)

If you are going to test them all, tell us which one you like best.

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moloko    185

Ok yes this is old. I juse Faststone resizer but found that it creates a larger file than normal. Average file is about 150 to 200kb for a 800px image. Using other programs results in 75kb size file. While I do love Faststones easy interface it just makes files too big

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