This is the image resizing program I originally wrote to resize pictures taken with a digital camera to send by email in a smaller file size.
It is written in C++, and if you are interested, email me and I will freely share the source code. - Kevin S.
If you have ever received an email from a friend that had an image as an attachment, you may have wondered why it took so long to show if using a web-based email client. Examples are yahoo.com, and hotmail.com.
The reason may well be that the sender did not first resize the image and compress it to a manageable size. This program will allow you to do just that.
Follow the instructions below to download and use the "Simple Image Resizer".
Download the Simple Image Resizer here - zaeli.zip (Tested in Windows XP SP2, 2000, Vista Home Premium)
Extract the zip file to anywhere you wish on your hard drive.
Double-click the file "zaeli.exe" to start the program up.
Open an image file using "File -> Open...".
You can select to immediately save the image in a default size of 640 X 480 pixels, resulting in a usually acceptable file size.
However, your picture you are working with may not be in these proportions. Use the other tools to work with the image in this case.
All options are shown here. The picture you are working with will always maintain its proportions (width x height).
Click 'Fit to Window' to force the picture to the size of the window.
Click 'Back to Original' to revert the picture back to its original size.
Click 'Save Current Size...' to save the picture in its current size. The dimensions will show on the button.
Checking 'Size to Workarea' will force the image to resize as you change the window size. Resize the window using the lower right hand corner.
Changing the value in the 'Size by Proportion' spinbox will force the image to the specified width, again maintaining the original proportions.
The value in the 'Quality' spinbox can be changed to increase or decrease the quality. This sets the jpeg 'compression'. Check 'Show File Size' to show the resulting file size.
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