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Batch Image Resizer Essential 5.5 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Batch Image Resizer Essential 5.5

Resize, rotate, crop, resample and convert your photos in batch mode!
$39.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 46 (39%) 73 (61%) 27 comments

Batch Image Resizer Essential 5.5 was available as a giveaway on January 28, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Simple, easy to use and continuous backup of all your files!

Swiss Army knife of bulk image resizing with various resize and crop modes and hundreds of options. Edit your photos in batch mode by sequentially applying various actions and effects.

Key features:

  • Resize hundreds of images, photos, pictures, jpegs;
  • Rotate and flip manually or using EXIF orientation tag;
  • Ways to crop: automatic, to fixed size, from edges;
  • Fit to fixed size or rectangle; fit to aspect ratio;
  • Perform lossless JPEG crops, flips and rotations;
  • 20 scaling modes: Lanczos, Bilinear, HqX and others;
  • Resize canvas/add padding;
  • Change width/height independently or proportionately;
  • Set dimensions using pixels, percentages, or print units;
  • Automatically shrink images to fit a desired file size;
  • Selectively apply actions based on orientation and size.

The offered product is Essential Edition. The actions like watermarks, effects, adjustments, etc. are not part of the product and are present for reference only! Additionally, some really advanced features like command line processing, templates, and scheduled mode are not supported by Essential Edition.
Please note: The software includes a 1-Year license.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10/ Server 2003/ 2008/ 2012





File Size:

11.9 MB



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There is nice online tool https://imagechanger.net

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have used SmillaEnlarger in the past but switched to
ImageResizerForWindows by Brice Lambson it just places an option to resize images in the right click menu and will do batch images
Get it here


Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Install looked OK, but nothing was in "All Programs" list after done. Installed again and it showed up.

License is for 368 days. What a bummer for free software.

Reply   |   Comment by TerryM  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I haven't checked this one out cause I only need one and Pixresizer (always FREE) always did it for me.

Just my 2c worth.

Reply   |   Comment by McG  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Thank you but I have stopped installing time limited software offers.
I do not have a need to resize any picture at the moment but I guess I might in the future reason why I would have installed today's offer.
Obviously that future might be in 13 months reason why I'll skip this offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Threshold  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Fired up my win7 32 bit VM, finding that there was a optional .NET update from 1/26, so added that -- I mention it in case it effected my results. Running the GOTD setup.exe 1st ran Batch Image Resizer Essential in portable mode -- a few small files were saved to disk, but the app was not installed. Running setup.exe a 2nd time I was presented with a dialog where I could select Install, which I of course did. All files are saved to Users\ [UserName]\ AppData\ Local & Roaming folders. New registry entries were limited to the app's path -- the uninstall link in the Start Menu calls the app's uninst.exe, with no uninstall registry entries. The app itself uses AForge open source code libraries & FreeImage. Beyond that it seems more a front end or GUI for sending scripted commands to the image processing files. It also appears that some other apps are encapsulated in the app -- while processing a group of images Task Mgr. listed an app as doing all the work, located in the program's folder, but looking in that folder that app was no where to be found.

Batch Image Resizer Essential works, but I would not call it intuitive, with frequent tool-tips popping up that were much more annoying than helpful [I found many confusing if not misleading]. You add images to the left portion of the window, then add script commands to the right -- this limited version lets you use 2 commands. There's a checkbox for each command to turn it on/off, but after turning a command off, it still counts as one of the 2 you're allowed to use. You can drag commands to reorder them -- the top 2 are processed -- & the red minus sign on the toolbar is what you use to remove a command from the list. When you close the app, whatever commands you have in the right hand window are remembered, & will appear when you start it again. Closing the app also brings up an ad to buy the software. At the bottom of the program's overall window is where you set the file saving options.

Spurred on by a comment re: saving at a fixed file size, I found that command & figured out how to use it [neither step was intuitive], & gave it a try -- the results were not encouraging. Importing a group of small png files in the 450KB range, using the default target of 300KB, the initial results were a group of small jpg files in the 50KB range. My 2nd attempt at saving the group as png files failed -- after a fair amount of processing the app announced it failed.

Summary... Batch Image Resizer Essential is a small, almost portable app, & as far as I can tell, there's no reason not to try it. If you do, plan on spending some time figuring it out. Taking the time to figure it out doesn't bother me but it will some people, especially as there are more than plenty of alternatives, free & not, that are easier & don't have the added limitation of what you can do, i.e. only 2 commands.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

The built in Windows resizer can also be used in batch mode, and does the most loss-free resizing that I have seen.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike H  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Many state FastStone as an option but I do not see the it can resize to a specific file size - a requirement for me? Any input into this ability? Giving Resizer a try to see how it does w/this ability.

Reply   |   Comment by Erk Dobey  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Erk Dobey
Interesting question or problem...

Problem is, Erk, that images contain different amounts of data. The only format I'm aware of that varies the amount of image compression to achieve a set storage size is DV video. Some image editing apps, like I believe Photoshop, will show you an estimate of the final file size when you adjust the jpeg quality level before saving a file, but then you'd have to save each image individually, rather than using batch processing to make use of that.

If you're shooting the images yourself, if you can set the image quality & frame size in the camera to something you can use, the image files you get out of it should be pretty close to the same file size.

That said, it *might* be possible to write a macro that does what you want with an editor like The GIMP, so you could try researching that.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I forgot to add a note... The binary now web site does not work properly for me in either Firefox or Chrome [latest versions]. It lists "Automatically shrink images to fit a desired file size", but the link is inactive, & nowhere can I see anything on the rather long page, for the GOTD version or the normal site, backing up this claim.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Photoshop will allow batch resize, and you can batch specify compression quality. You can also change file type, i.e. resize a .tif and save as a .jpg

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

this free version is for only 32bit. if you try to go about a 27 megapixal image, then you get the nag box, about not being able to view it because of being a 32 bit version only, and to buy the 64 bit version. not a good thing,. who still uses 32bit programs like this on their system? on the pros fact- it does resize , conns- when you resize and then zoom in, after so far ( being a 32 bit program ), you start to get blockyness.....works, but not for someone who really need to resize. this free program is not for those who need to resize to a very large image.

Reply   |   Comment by grvdggr864  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

grvdggr864 Fair point. Irfanview x64 does batch re-sizing well and for nothing, though as with any good software it's essential to make sure you've set the parameters you need first. Today's giveaway is actually more ambitious and so may suit those with more complex needs. That said, the developer really is placing too high a price on it for it to be a commercial success: the current, discounted, $55 "lifetime" subscription (on the developer's website) is just too much to compete against Irfanview.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

That's just plain crazy marketing ploy! I have viewed 40megapixel images in 32bit Irfanview without issue!

an uncompressed 60megapixel image with 32bit colour is still only 240Megabytes in size which is well within the memory allocation abilities of a 32bit operating system to load the entire image into an array and hold a couple of copies of it while it trundles through each stage....

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Irfanview does Batch resize and is free.

Reply   |   Comment by Niv  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

+1 for Irfanview, will allso do batch conversion, batch filter, batch crop, batch colour depth change and so on all for free! And is unlimited in number of files it will process.

No Lite, Standard or Complete edition marketing games or Essential Edition whatever that is? It does not exist on the compare editions section of their page! Sounds like a fabricated edition for GAOTD that is never really sold!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

During the installation it appeared to get locked into a loop, with the progress bar jittering like something demented and three buttons in the window all greyed out.

It progressed too long for me to feel comfortable and so using the task manager it was shut down.

To be on the safe side I did a system restore.
I'll not be trying that again!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

Hello XP-Man, I believe your problem is related to the .NET Framework download.
The program downloads the .NET Framework version 3.5 and the 2.0 version if they are not installed on your system.
You cannot skip this step.

Reply   |   Comment by Zangune  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

i also ran into that problem and i have both versions of framework installed. to get the install to work i have to shut the installer down 2 or 3 times and then got it to work afterwards. yes it makes me nervious when something like that happens.

Reply   |   Comment by grvdggr864  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Thanks, after reading your comment I checked my system and both have been installed for a considerable time.

Initially when behaving so strangely during installation thought it was scanning my drive for images but then it became apparent it was not doing so.

Not too bothered as it's just a trial, and probably overpriced program.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Downloaded and Installed? The program started like a portable and it doesn't show up as an installed program in "Soft Organizer". I tried to "Resize" a wallpaper and never could figure it out. The program looks way too busy for my tastes. I'm not sure I would ever learn it for it to be of any value to me. Thanks GOTD but I'm going to have to pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Certain types of software should not expire. This is one of them.

To the software engineers of Batch Image Resizer Essential, please consider providing a Graphic User Interface (GUI) with just the options that reflect the actual product's feature set.

Thanks GOTD, but I'm going to sit this one out.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

I kind of agree, unfortunately you see more and more software that is some sort of "rental" and personally I think GOTD should change the rules regarding this a bit.
Either give the software for free without the updates and upgrades as it is now
Give a time based license but allow the users during that year to enjoy the normal (minor version) updates.
Of course this only would count for software that normally does not have time based licenses.

Thanks GOTD, passing on this one, like others said, there is (and I have) software that is completely free that does this very good

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Batch Image Resizer Essential 5.5 ... is an Awesome tool for one's images at work ... .. let go .. of the "The software includes a 1-Year license" and you'll be Dtam(set) ... .. for the next Decade.

Many Thanks ... BinaryMark and GotD .

Reply   |   Comment by insomnia wedns '  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)

Faststone Image Viewer is a program that has great batch processing options AND is for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert C.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Robert C.
Thanks, looks good and it even has a portable version.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Robert C.
Another excellent free resizing program for singles or batches is Easy Thumbnails, used it for years.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
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