You can download the resizer here.
I don’t know about you, but I am sorely missing the XP toy for image resizing. Windows XP had its power-toys, but Vista does not. And while some functionality has been baked into the shell, explorer right-click has not. On top of that, a feature I have been wanting for a while was also missing from the Power Toys (Copy Picture to clipboard).
Because of that, I created an Image Resizer app that is tailored to what I need.. For the purpose of this post, I shall use my daughter in the capacity of a lolcat.
Right-clicking on an image (or a group of images) will bring up an extra two options – “Copy Picture” and “Prish Resizer”. Selecting the Resizer option will bring up a dialog:
The options should be self-explaining, but if they are not:
Place files in a folder called Resized: This will create a folder called resize in the location of the image and create the resized one in that folder.
Add to the name of the file: Will add the image resize option to the name of the image.
Overwrite the files: Will delete the original image and replace it with the resized one. Since this is a dangerous option, you need to specify that you really want to overwrite files (at the bottom).
Other: Allows you to specify a folder to place the files in.
The size options (1024 pixels, 800 pixels) etc regard the longest dimension of your image. So, resizing two images with the sizes of 2592×1944 and 1944×2492 will resize them to 1024×768 and 768×1024 respectively.
Clicking the Resize button will go over all the images and resize them.
The second option allows you to copy the image directly from explorer to the clipboard:
This way, you can copy & paste directly from explorer w/o having to go through file menus of your application.