Posted on 24 June 2009.
JustResizeIt Can Batch Processes and Resize Your Images with Just a Drag and Drop
JustResizeIt is a free utility that makes image resizing really simple. This Adobe Air application will run on Mac, Windows, or Linux (so long as you have a GUI and can drag and drop with your mouse).
Once you download and install the application, you can easily batch processes a bunch of photos by dragging a group of them onto the little icons that corresponds to the size you need.
In this example I needed these photos to be at 640×480 so I dragged them to the properly 640×480 icon.
Once I release the mouse over the icon, JustResizeIt starts to process the files. You will see a progress indicator which tells you how many files have been processed so far.
When it has finished processing your files, you can simply drag the icon back to the same folder, to the desktop, or to a new folder where you want the resized files to appear (also try dragging them into the body of an email).
In this case, I chose to place the resized images back into the same folder the originals were in.
JustResizeIt automatically renames the files using the date and the size you chose and places them in the folder.
It’s that simple. No need to open a complicated photo editing program to resize images.
JustResizeIt also allows you to customize the current sizes and add new ones as well. If you need to change any of the settings, you can simply open the expansion tab up and have the customize settings available for use.
If you need a quick and easy way to resize your images, download JustResizeIt and give it a test drive yourself.
Posted in Creative, Photography, Quick Tips, Software Tools
Posted on 08 December 2008.
Easily Share Photos With Anyone
Do you have a photo or two or you want to share with a friend or family member? The simplest way I’ve found so far is to use Picmatic. Picamatic doesn’t require you to login or register an account to add or access photos.
Picmatic is a web based interface that allows you to upload a picture in one click. Simply pick a square on the Picamatic web page and choose the file to upload. Keep uploading until you’re done.
Once you have uploaded a file, you’ll see a clickable “Links” item. This will reveal the various links you can use to share the photo. Links for Forums, Blogs, Chats, and the direct URL (your file size is below 300Kb) to the photo are visible.
Picamatic also lets you send the URL of your Picamatic photos to yourself in email. Click the “Save these images” link and enter your email address. Check your spam folders if you can’t find the email. It’s a good idea to add picamatic.com to your spam filter to ensure delivery. The next time you want to access the files you can access them anytime by click on the link in your email. You can also bookmark the link for easy access to the files anytime.
Picamatic says there are no size limits or limits to the number of photos you can upload. So far, Picamatic has not indicated any intent to delete your files after a certain period of time. So you could potentially store files for as long as you want.
Head over to Picamatic and try it out for yourself.
Posted in Internet, Photography, Quick Tips, Web Browsing
Posted on 24 November 2008.
Your Wallpaper + Calendar = Cool Desktop Background
Have you ever found yourself fumbling around on your computer for a calendar? Are you opening up Outlook or Google Calendar (or some other calendaring program) to see on what day the 23rd falls? No need to go to those extremes for a simple date look up. Now you can turn any background or image into desktop wallpaper with an added month calendar.
BigHugeLabs has a cool tool for turning your favorite photos or backgrounds into more useful desktop wallpapers. Browse over to their Wallpaper tool to get started.
Choose a photo from your computer, paste a link to a cool photo, or link your Flickr account so you can use your own Flickr photos if you like.
The tool allows you to pick a few more aesthetic options and takes only a few seconds to spit out a nice background.
Save the file, share it, email or upload it to Flickr right from within the tool.
Here’s the background I’m using right now.
My current desktop wallpaper
Also check out BigHugeLabs for other fun photo tools.
Magazine Cover or Movie Poster
- Puts your face or other photo on a magazine cover or movie poster. Create your own titles and taglines.
- Create your own motivational posters from your favorite photos.
- Adds a border or frame around you picture. Choose from over 20 different kinds.
Framed using the stamp option
- Allows you to add up to 4 captions on your photos. Choose from thought bubble, speech balloon, or single line. Place them in the right spots for the perfect effect.
There are a whole bunch more to check out, so don’t forget to visit BigHugeLabs.
Posted in Internet, Photography, Web Browsing