One thing I have noticed is that Vista does not have a quick and easy way to resize a picture like you can when using the Image Resizer Power Toy for Windows XP.

Since MS has not released a a similar Power Toy for Vista I went looking for a replacement and I have found an acceptable solution.

VSO Image ResizerĀ 

Key Features

  • Convert between different graphic formats
  • Configurable compression/resolution ratio
  • Support file formats: Jpeg, gif, bmp, tiff etc
  • Support Digital Camera RAW formats: Canon .CR2, Nikon .NEF , .MRW Minolta
  • Handle single picture or batch mode
  • Customizable templates for renaming files
  • You can add your own watermark file
  • Reduce size photos perfect for web publishing/share photos by email
  • Integrate in windows explorer or works as a stand-alone application
  • Fast processing
  • Import directly from your memory cards
  • Save history of destination folder
  • Variable options and settings for advanced users
  • Multilingual support (available languages…)
  • Optimized for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista

Screen Shot

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I have tried this program and it worked for me and for the customer I installed it for.

Loren Nason
Technology Coach

3 Comments

  1. Reggie on February 5, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Hey Loren,
    Great find…I’ll try the app.

  2. Loren Nason on February 5, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    your welcome Reggie

  3. Mike on February 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Thank you for this helpful tip, i’ll try it.

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