To resize image just press "Add File(s)" to add the images to the list, or press the "Add Folder" button to add the contents of a folder.
Afterwards, on the first tab specify the "Width" and Height" of the result images.
Check the "Width" checkbox and uncheck the "Height" checkbox to keep the aspect ratio and resize based on image width.
Check the "Height" checkbox and uncheck the "Width" checkbox to keep the aspect ratio and resize based on image height.
Also, specify the size format i.e. pixels, percentage or original images, inches, centimeters e.t.c.
On the second tab specify the generate image format and jpg quality and on the third tab specify the output folder for the generated images.
Finally, press the F5 key or press the "RESIZE" button to resize images and wait for the application to do its job.
At first we add the image that we want to resize to the list by pressing on the "Add File(s)" button.
Then the images will be added to the list. When you select a row on the list a preview of the image is shown in the preview box on the right.
If the image is not added to the list then it is because the input images filter you have set for the profile in use does not allow the image to be added. You can set the input images filter on the last tab by pressing on the "Set" button or turn it off by unchecking the "Use when Adding Images" and "Use when Adding Folders" checkboxes.
You can also add contents of entire folders and their subfolders by pressing on the "Add Folder" button.
You can also drag and drop images or folders with images on the main application and they will get added to the list.
Moreover, it is possible to import lists of text files. The text files should contain on each line the relative or full path of the image. One file path on each line is only allowed.
To save the contents of the list to a text file for later use (it can be imported again) select "Save Current List" from the "File" menu.
You can also remove images from the list by selecting them first and then pressing on the "Remove" button or you can clear the entire list by select "Clear" from the "Edit" menu.
To specify the destination image size, on the first tab enter the desired width or height or both width and height.
Make sure to check the "Width" and "Height" checkboxes if you want the image to have exactly that width or height.
If you do not check the "Height" checkbox then Photo Resizer Expert will resize image based on the entered width and will keep aspect ratio of the image will calculate the generated height for you. If you do not check the "Width" checkbox, then it will keep aspect ratio and will calculate the generated width for you, instead.
You can also set your own aspect ratio by checking the "Aspect Ratio" checkbox and then by entering the aspect ratio value.
The aspect ratio equals to Width / Height.
Moreover, you can set the size format for the values you did enter for width and height. It can be pixels, perctange of original image, inches, centimeters, millimeters or points.
To specify the image format of the images that will be generated by the batch image resizer go the second tab.
Here you can select from the combobox "Same format as Input", this means that the image format will be the same (if the image format is a common image format such as png,jpg,gif,bmp,tiff).
Otherwise, you can select PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF.
For JPG you can specify also the jpg quality. Less quality means less image file size.
To specify the output folder go to the third tab.
Press on the "Browse" button to browse folders and select the output folder.
Press on the "Open" button to open the current output folder.
You can also enter the destination output folder directly in the combo box or select "Subfolder" and then a subfolder of the image.
This means that you can specify that image will be saved in a subfolder whose name you can specify of the folder where the images that are getting resized are.
You can also select "Same Folder of Image" and overwrite image.
Photo Resizer Expert has strong image editing capabilities, also.
Go to the fourth tab and there you can check image editing filters, effects or adjustments that will get applied.
Press on the "Uncheck All" button to uncheck all checkboxes and do not apply image editing to the resized images.
For example you adjust the brightness or contrast of the images to be resized with the batch image resizer by checking the "Brightness / Contrast / Gamma" checkbox or the red, green, blue values.
You can also apply filters such as sharpen, blur, pixelate, emboss, water e.t.c.
To add text automatically when you resize image check the "Add Text" in the fourth tab list.
You can then specify the font to be used, the text that will be drawn on the image, the position and x and y offset.
To add a watermark image automatically when you resize image check the "Add Watermark" in the fourth tab list.
You can then specify the image that will be used as a watermark, the position and x and y offset and also the opacity and size percentage.
To crop image automatically when you resize image check the "Crop" in the fourth tab list.
You can then specify the width or height or both width and height. The aspect ratio the crop position and x and y offset and size format.
To enlarge canvas automatically when you resize image check the "Enlarge Canvas" in the fourth tab list.
You can then specify the width or height or both width and height. The background color and image align position.
To rotate images based on EXIF information (most mobile phones, cameras e.t.c. generate such information) check the "Rotate based on EXIF information" on the fifth tab "Options".
This means that if you did take a picture with your mobile phone rotated, then you have to leave checked this checkbox so that the image gets rotated properly when you resize image.
To keep the last modification date and creation date of the images when you resize them check the "Keep Last Modification Date" and "Keep Creation Date" on the fifth tab "Options".
To just copy or move images without resizing them check the "Just Copy - Move Images" checkbox of the fifth tab "Options".
To clear EXIF information from images just check the "Just Copy - Move Images" on the tab "Options" and then check the "Clear EXIF information" checkbox.
To copy EXIF information from source images check the "Copy EXIF information" on the tab "Options".
To delete original images with the batch image resizer when you resize image, check the "Delete Original Images" checkbox on the tab "Options".
Photo Resize Expert is multi-threaded. To specify the number of threads that will be used for resize image enter the value in the "Number of Threads" textbox of the tab "Options".
To specify the filename pattern for the result images i.e. what their filename will be go to the tab "Filename Pattern" and enter in the textbox the filename pattern.
Use the text [FILENAME] as a variable for the filename without extension of the source image.
For example if the source image is portrait.jpg and the filename pattern is [FILENAME]_resized then the resized image will get the filename portrait_resized.jpg .
You can also insert other variables such as image width, image height, extension, file creation date e.t.c in the filename pattern.
Just select the variable from the option list and press the "Insert" button.
You can also specify the date pattern for the file date variables in the textbox "Date Pattern'. Microsoft .NET date styles are used.
In case the resized image file already exists you can decide what to do.
Go to the tab "Filename Pattern" and check "Overwrite" to overwrite the files, "Ask" to get asked each time for the decision, "Skip" to skip these images and leave the old ones and "Rename" to get asked for a new filename for the new images that have the same filename as the old ones.
To generate resized images and find and replace specific text of the source filenames go the tab "Find / Replace Filename".
There you can specify text to find and text to replace from the source filename of the image.
For example if the filename is photo-mypet-1.jpg and you enter text to find "mypet" and text to replace "bianca" then the new image will get the filename photo-bianca-1.jpg .
Check the wildcards checkbox to enter a wildcars (using symbols * and ?) or check the "RegExp" checkbox to enter a regular expression in Microsoft .NET style.
To just rename existing images with text to find and text to replace pairs and filename pattern go the tab "Filenae Pattern" and "Find / Replace Filename".
Enter there the result filename details as was described earlier.
Afterwards, check the "Just Copy - Move Images" and "Delete Original Images" checkboxes on the tab "Options".
To save resized image to an archive go the tab "Save to Archive" and check the checkbox "Save to ZIP File" checkbox.
Also, specify the filename without extension in the textbox.
You can also save to a RAR archive. Just check the "Save to RAR File" checkbox and enter in the textbox the filename for the rar archive.
You have to also specify the file path of the Win RAR executable (winrar.exe) before using this option.
To use another application or file compressor or something else when you resize image go the tab "Save to Archive".
There in the textbox "Other Program Filepath" enter the file path of the program to be used.
In the textbox "Arguments" enter the arguments for the program when it is executed.
Enter [DIR] for the working directory of the images e.g. the directory of the resized images and [ARCHIVE] for the result archive filename.
You can include or exclude specific images based on criteria that include width, height, file extension, filename, folder name, file creation date e.t.c.
This input image filter can be used when you add images or add folders to the list or when you use the "Automatic - based on Image Filter" profile.
Check the "Use when Adding Images" checkbox to use the input image filter when adding images and the "Use when Adding Folders" to use the input image filter when adding folders.
You can create profile for resizing images so that you can reuse entered options for later use.
For example, you can create a profile for large images, for small images, for medium images, for large jpg images only, for facebook, for email e.t.c.
To do that press the "New" button and enter the profile name.
Afterwards, specify the options such as width, height, output folder e.t.c. and then press the "Save" button.
To use a profile just select it from the list and it will get loaded.
To delete a profile, select it on the list and press the "Delete" button.
To view the source image, just select it on the list and press on the preview image box.
To view a preview of the resized image just select the source image on the list and press on the "Show Resize Preview" button.
To finally resize the images after specifying the options press on the "RESIZE" button or just press the key F5.
Photo Resizer Expert can automatically open the output folder when the images get resized.
To do that, check the "Explore Output Folder when finished" checkbox of the "Options" menu.
to resize image with a right click on them in Windows Explorer you have leave checked the checkbox "Integrate into Windows Explorer" during the setup process.
Afterwards, in the main application select "File Extensions for Windows Explorer Shell Extension".
Then there add to the list the file extensions of files for which the Photo Resizer Expert right click menu will be shown.
When you right click on an image in Windows Explorer you can then resize them immediately by selecting from the right click menu "Resize Default", "Resize Large", "Resize Small" e.t.c. or "Open in Photo Resize Expert" to open the Photo Resizer Expert application with images added.
Please also note that you can show / hide the profile from the right click menu by checking or unchecking the checkbox "Show Profile in Right Click Menu of Windows Explorer" of the tab "Options".
Photo Resizer Expert supports command line usage, this useful for inclusion in scripts e.t.c.
The command line usage is the following :
Resize images with many effects and options. PhotoResizerExpert.exe [[file|directory]] [/profile:PROFILE_NAME] [/width:WIDTH_VALUE] [/height:HEIGHT_VALUE] [/format:FORMAT_VALUE] [/pattern:PATTERN_VALUE] [/outfolder:OUTFOLDER_VALUE] [/?] file : one or more image files to be processed. directory : one or more directories containing images to be processed. width : width value . Enter 0 to keep aspect ratio and resize based on height height : height value . Enter 0 to keep aspect ratio and resize based on width format : same | jpg | png | gif | tiff | bmp e.t.c. pattern : output filename pattern outfolder : output folder /? : show help
To watch folders and resize images automatically when they are created or pasted in a specific folder select "Folder Watcher Options" from the "Options" menu.
There, press on the "Browse" button to specify the folder and also specify a profile of options that will be used for resizing the images.
You can also run the Photo Resizer Expert folder watcher automatically at Windows startup by checking the "Run folder watch automatically at Windows Startup" checkbox".
Finally, press on the "OK" button to save the options.
Photo Resizer Expert has been translated to more than 40 languages.
Just select the Language from the "Language" menu and wait for the application to download the languages files.
Afterwards, restart the application.