Automatically resize images by dropping them into a folder

runs on Windows
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If you handle a lot of electronic images, then you may spend a fair amount of time resizing them. Whether you're posting to a blog, sharing them on Flickr, or emailing them to friends, you've got a size in mind, and those pictures aren't going to resize themselves.

Dropresize is a handy tool that you can use to adjust the size of your images. It sits in the System Tray keeping an eye on a dropbox folder you've set up; once you drag an image file into the dropbox, it springs into action. You can configure it ahead of time by defining a height or width that you want for your finished images—it keeps the proportions in mind, so they don't get all distorted. Choose a maximum size for a given dimension, with a maximum of 1600 pixels, as well as a quality setting—after all, it doesn't do any good to resize an image that looks so nasty that nobody can recognize Uncle Frank in the picture anyway. It currently only works with JPEG images, but they're working on adding new file formats to that sometime in the near future.

Dropresize is a Windows application. It runs under XP, Vista, and 7, and requires version 2.0 of the .NET Framework.

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