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Fast Resize 1.0.2 (Win&Mac) Giveaway
$25.00
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Giveaway of the day — Fast Resize 1.0.2 (Win&Mac)

Quickly resize a few images in batches.
$25.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 36 (62%) 22 (38%) 25 comments

Fast Resize 1.0.2 (Win&Mac) was available as a giveaway on April 1, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$49.99
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There are many tools and ways to scale down images. Fast Resize can do all this at least two steps quicker than most other programs.
Simply drag a few images or even an entire folder containing many images onto the program icon and the folder containing the resized images will open automatically.
After that you could easily drag your images onto an email client. Scaling your images with Fast Resizes default settings will easily allow you to send up to 20 of these images in one email with most service providers.

MAC users can download the package here

The person with the best improvement idea for Fast Resize will get a free License for Sort ’n’ Rename software!

System Requirements:

Win XP or newer; Mac OSX 10.7 or newer

Publisher:

Picture Instruments

Homepage:

https://www.picture-instruments.com/products/index.php?id=5

File Size:

58.7 MB

Price:

$25.00

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Developed by PhotoInstrument
Create, manage, copy and edit custom images.
Developed by Mirillis Ltd.
Developed by Andrew Zhezherun

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#12

Unable to Activate.

Over a period of 6 hours, I've downloaded and installed twice (power-uninstall in between). I've tried 3 different email accounts, entered email to Register with immediate "Product Registered" dialog box stating "Product registration successful. You should have received an E-Mail with a key...". I've waited from 12 minutes to over 1:25 hours for a response.

In all 3 cases when I've eventually received the email from "Picture Instruments [contact@picture-instruments.com]" it has come with "Subject: Fast Resize Tip(p)s" with no hint of an Activation Code. Viewing email in a browser shows nothing different.

If I try resending on a previously used email I get a message "Product registration has been denied. The server send (sic): "You already own Fast Resize. You currently have 1 activation left. We also resent you activation key to your email address." Never received any resent message.

What gives? Where's the Key? [Windows 7 Pro x64]

Otherwise, it sounds like something I might like to try.

Reply   |   Comment by bobkat  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

bobkat,
Received personaized message with Key from contact@picture-instruments.com within 30 minutes of above message. Now activated. Thanks for good customer support.

Reply   |   Comment by bobkat  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Downloaded the software on a Windows10 64bit PC, entered my email address as required and I have been waiting for hours: I haven't received an activation code..... Am I the only one?

Reply   |   Comment by Marc  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Marc,
possibly it ended up in your spam folder.
Please send me a message through our contact form: https://www.picture-instruments.com/support/contact.php
Cheers
Robin

Reply   |   Comment by Robin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

I had no trouble installing and activing this Resize program but I cannot figure out how it works. My OS is Windows 10 and maybe there is a special way of moving the photos into FastResize right now no matter what I try, even after watching the tutorial, I can not move the photos I select into the resizing area which is very small on my screen. Can anyone help?

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

Julian,
can you please send my a message through our contact form, so we can figure this out.
https://www.picture-instruments.com/support/contact.php
Best regards
Robin

Reply   |   Comment by Robin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

My suggestion to the devs would be to be the 1st, or among the 1st to include Google's Guetzli in their app -- the 1st apps to do so will stand out from the crowd, & I'd imagine it would be a good selling point.

arstechnica[.]com/information-technology/2017/03/google-jpeg-guetzli-encoder-file-size/

""Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces file size by about 35 percent—or alternatively, image quality can be significantly improved while keeping file size constant. Importantly, and unlike some of its other efforts in image compression (WebP, WebM), Google's new JPEGs are completely compatible with existing browsers, devices, photo editing apps, and the JPEG standard."

If it helps at all...
The jpeg format is similar to mp3, in that it looks for parts in an image that can be deleted without compromising that image *too* much, the same way that mp3 throws out audio data you hopefully won't miss. The jpeg quality level set determines how much is thrown away, & thus how small the file is. Re--encoding a jpeg image [saving an edited jpeg as a jpeg] you lose data twice, which is where the Google code could come in.

Images also have two measurements, pixels & dpi or ppi. A web page normally has images at the standard monitor 96 dpi, same as what you'd probably send/receive via email. When you use a scanner or printer you're often dealing with 300 or 600 dpi. If you were to print a 96 dpi image, either the printer &/or its software will upscale the image, lowering quality, or it will convert it to a higher dpi, keeping the original quality, but shrinking the dimensions of the image.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#8

The giveaway says its $25, but the video says "... free software". Which is it?

Reply   |   Comment by izk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

My bad I see it...

Reply   |   Comment by Walter Jennings  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

How do I get the Mac version?

Reply   |   Comment by Walter Jennings  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#5

Goooosh- 60 MB setup file- for... resizing pictures?

Reply   |   Comment by STAN  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#4

Don't be so quick to judge this app!
I acquired it via another give away site recently and I can assure you this is a highly refined application that works flawlessly, with lots of attention to detail.
(The kind of quality one comes to expect from most German developers).
BTW; 'TK', it performs BOTH file re-sizing and image dimension changes.
Here is a link to a PDF Help File:
https://picture-instruments.com/products/5_fast_resize/Fast_Resize_Manual.pdf
AND
Here is a link to a tutorial video that walks you through the basics:
https://picture-instruments.com/products/tutorials.php?id=5

Note: My OS is Windows 7 -- the right click utility that Microsoft provided for WIn XP would not work with my current OS, so, I located a clone for that utility that was written for Win 7 users and yes it works pretty good.
HOWEVER, today's offering blows it out of the water.

Note: I have no affiliation with this company. I am just a satisfied user that didn't like seeing the misinformed comments posted today about this offering. I would like to see more quality offerings here, that are of comparable quality. We don't need more converters!

So give this app a chance. THEN come back here and post an informed comment.

Also, re: the asking price... I rarely purchase software, but I would consider paying for this app. I am impressed by quality and attention to detail and responsiveness of software developers. It's a rarity today and when I see it I like to applaud it.

Mister Lee

Reply   |   Comment by Mister Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Mister Lee,
my email service provider recently closed the email service.
and to download from GAOTD requires at least email, I am not able anymore to get any downloads.

could you give me the link the other give away software site.

thnak you

Reply   |   Comment by infi  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Infi, I'm sorry to tell you, the app is no longer available at the site I mentioned. Most giveaways are usually only active from 1-3 days.

Also, since you are apparently without an e-mail provider, perhaps this would be a good time to open a g-mail account. (Probably the best of the free e-mails available).

Also, you could then set a Google Alert for the app you were unable to get today. Once you have your Google account, just go to: https://www.google.com/alerts and type in the name of the app + the word 'giveaway'. Google will notify you when it's crawler service finds another giveaway and they will notify you. -- Actually, if you get right on it, you could get your g-mail account and come back here today before this offer expires. Good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by Mister Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mister Lee ..

I'm gonna download today Giveaway of the day '

of " Fast Resize 1.0.2 " ? ...

cause of You "

i'll Thanks .

Reply   |   Comment by Inhabitant ... '  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Download a little slow but istall & reg was flawless. V 64 bit & 32 bit offered. Works well enough with W7 64bit.

Does what it says on the tin but I would liked to have seen it appear on the right click context menu like the one I sued to have that has since disappeared.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry E  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

What's the advantage over any other image viewer with batch functionality (e.g. FastStone Image Viewer)?

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#1

does this do ANYTHING that the always free Irfanview doesn't?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

TK: Not really. Quite why the developer is even bothering to market it is a mystery. Irfanview, amongst all its multitudinous accomplishments, has facilitated batch re-sizing for many a long year and allows a great deal of fine-tuning of output, too.

Procedure is child's play: open Irfanview program and empty (black) screen appears / on keyboard, type lower case 'b' / Batch Conversion screen now opens / select image file format from drop-down menu in 'Files of type' / use 'Look in' folder browser at top right of this screen to select whichever folder contains the images you wish to batch / select choice of images ('Add') or select all images ('Add all') / choose preferred conversion settings from left of screen / choose output directory for batched files / click 'Start batch'.

As to file sizes (NOT image dimensions: they're two different things) for emailing, then Balesio's always-free FILEminimizer Pictures is fast, accurate, offers three standard compression settings (Low/Print; Standard; and Web/email compression) or choose your own 'Custom'. FILEminimizer Pictures strips out data that bulks up an original file size and in my considerable experience of this freeware produces file sizes reduced by up to 75% without any loss of detail whatsoever when viewed on a computer screen.

Thanks, GOTD, and thanks too, to today's developer Picture Instruments, but the retail sticker / $25 re-install cost of this software is a serious disincentive to its commercial success when there are so many freeware 'picture instruments' already out there.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)

MikeR, thank you for this, I have infran and had no idea it does this. I also converted a pdf to a smaller size

Reply   |   Comment by george james ducas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

MikeR,
I think developers like this buy a cheap component, put an interface on it, put it for sale at some ridiculous price.
It takes no time to develop and almost no programming, it only takes a few sales to cover their costs and the rest is money in the bank.
They rely on the ignorance of computer users who have no idea of what is available for this type of program.
Also surprising number think that if it's a free program it's not as good as an expensive one.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

XP-Man: welcome back (again): you're much missed by GOTD regulars (in case you didn't know.) Hope those health issues of yours are on the mend. Excellent point about freeware: time and again I encounter folks who say that if it's free, it surely can't be that good? They fail to realise that so much commercial software out there -- notably, video-related soft -- depends for its very existence on Open Source / freeware developers; there's also the problem that, perhaps understandably, people look at the cover but rarely inside the book to discover all its contents (CCleaner being the all-time classic example.) Ah well! Good thing that GOTD and its offers and, especially, its comment threads exist for the benefit of all: computer users, and developers, alike.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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