If you find yourself having to resize images often and use Windows, you might like to check out Dropresize, a handy free system tray application. It runs in the background and monitors a folder you specify on your hard drive — any images that are dropped into the folder are then automatically resized according to the specifications you set in the app’s preferences. Very handy and straightforward, particularly if you have to often have to make images one size (for blog posts, for example). But a word of warning: The original version is not kept when the image is resized, so if you want to keep the original, make a copy first (or hold Ctrl when dragging to make a copy).
Dropresize is a free download, and still in beta so there may be some bugs. No install is required (just run the program), so if you want it to run every time you launch Windows, you’ll need to add it to your Startup folder. It requires Windows XP, Vista or 7 and the .NET 2.0 Framework.
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