Learn & Master Photography - On Sale!New point-and-shoot camera models are better every day. They can take awesome quality photos at large resolutions, so even beginners can be very proud of their portfolio. That’s great, but when you want to send your latest vacation photos over email, you wish they were smaller. Here are two free applications which will help you batch resize your photos without any hassle. Both programs work with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 operating systems.

Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows 7

The Image Resizer Powertoy was originally designed for Windows XP. This program is a clone that works with newer versions of Windows, Windows 7 included.

Powertoy Image Resizer Clone for Windows 7

As you can see from the above screenshot, the application is integrated with the Windows Explorer menu. After clicking “Resize Pictures”, you’ll be able to either choose one of the four preset sizes or input your custom size.

The application can be downloaded for free from http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/

Fotosizer

Small and easy to use, Fotosizer is a good choice if all you want to do with your photos is to resize them in order to make them good for email attachments, photo sharing websites or discussion forums posting. The software allows you to add images one by one, but, if needed, you can add a whole folder at once, with or without its subfolders.

Fotosizer - batch resize pics

You can resize the photos either to specific height and width in pixels or by a percentage of the initial values. There are a few optional settings: picture rotation, black & white, sepia or negative.
Get this freeware application from here: http://www.fotosizer.com/download.aspx

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Violeta Matei is a freelance writer with a technical background. In the beginning of her working career, she had the opportunity to learn Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint and to apply these learnings in her daily work. She even wrote two e-books on the most useful keyboard shortcuts in Excel and in Word. Since embracing an online career path, Violeta has been writing detailed guides on using and troubleshooting Windows, MS Office and WordPress and she started to learn photography. Since she works from home, she shares various tips and tricks that can help people improve their life and make their homes better.