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FastStone Photo Resizer is a lightweight yet powerful software tool that allows you to perform multiple operations with your image files. Among these operations are image conversion, resizing, renaming, cropping, rotating, watermark addition, and many others. The program is especially designed to support batch processing, so that you can apply your desired changes to any number of image files at once.
The program offers an intuitive though a bit boring and uncolored user interface that makes the image conversion and renaming tasks as simple as possible. Basically, this interface consists of two panels. The first panel offers you a file system navigator that allows you to locate the folder containing the image files you want to work with. Then you can add one, several or all the images in that folder to the second panel, to be processed.
Despite the program's name, you will find no direct reference to the resizing function on its main interface. It only offers two tabs ─ batch convert and batch rename. The Batch convert section allows you to select your output format and configure its advanced parameters. The supported output formats are JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, JPEG 2000, TIFF, and PDF, though the program also supports some additional image file formats for the input side. The Batch rename section, on the other hand, just allows you to define a template for the output file name to be used in batch renaming, which leaves the image format untouched. Notice that the batch converter section also offers you a file renaming option, which will allow you to combine both functions into one.
Maybe you are still wondering about the photo resizing function. Well, it is included as one of the image editing functions offered by this tool. You need to activate the "use advanced options" check box on the batch convert section of the program to get to these editing functions. This action allows you to open a new window with ten tabs, where you can choose to resize, crop, adjust the color depth, add watermarks, and add borders to your image files, among other functions.
Summing up, FastStone Photo Resizer is a comprehensive tool that encapsulates multiple image file conversion, renaming, resizing, and other editing functions in a simple and easy-to-use environment.
- Especially designed to support batch processing
- Supports all popular image file formats
- Allows you to combine both conversion and renaming in one single operation
- Offers a very good set of image editing functions
- A bit boring and uncolored user interface