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Giveaway of the day — iResizer 2.1

iResizer enables new smart ways of resizing images without deforming or cropping important content.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 532 (60%) 357 (40%) 60 comments

iResizer 2.1 was available as a giveaway on May 10, 2012!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$14.9
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Resize Photos and Images with Customizable Output Settings.

iResizer enables new smart ways of resizing images without deforming or cropping the content.

iResizer scales an image without changing important visual content such as people, buildings, animals, etc. While normal resizing affects all pixels uniformly when scaling an image, iResizer resizing mostly affects pixels in areas that do not have important visual content.

iResizer Tutorials

System Requirements:

Windows XP and higher; 1Ghz processor; 256 MB RAM

Publisher:

TeoreX

Homepage:

http://www.iresizer.com/

File Size:

4.18 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#60

What a fun program! You can even exploit the weaknesses and create very interesting effects. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by nena  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Many thanks to GOTD and TeoreX for a great program! I also use their Radiozilla program, which is free.

Reply   |   Comment by Olen O  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I am amazed at the amount of comments from those who don't even know what this software is for yet seem to think they can post negative comments believing they are helping when really they are only making themselves look bad!
If you are unsure what this is for then just go to their site and it's all explained there, simple.

Anyways... the soft does exactly what they say, yes if you alter your image too much like streching the background extra wide than you will notice the distortion, which is to be expected because after all that is what you are doing. But if you are using it for reasons such as the examples on their site than it can be very impressive.
There is no other software (that I know of) that can do these adjustments so quick and easily as this. You could use freeware like the gimp (mentioned) or paint.net (way superior to the gimp) but you will be spending more time than using iResizer.

(Off topic) Also I notice many comments complaining about the prices of the software which is given away here. I find most software here to be at a very reasonable price. Would it be great if everything was free? Maybe to you but not to the person who spent months/years coding the soft!
If you can't afford $20 than maybe you should keep that to yourself!

Once again, Thank you GAOTD and of course TeoreX for this quality software for free!

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

Nice little utility with a pretty specialized application, but I might use it if it occurs to me to do so. Some extreme application will result in distortions, particularly of linear features, but moderate use seems generally to be undetectable.

Reply   |   Comment by dirksdes  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#56

Hi, Picture manipulation, trickery, magic? - call it what you may, this Software, like it's sister Inpaint - delivers just that!

Those of us long enough in the "biz" - know what kind of tedious job it used to be, or can be to remove someone, or object from a picture and naturally rebuild that "empty" area afterwords to look "normal".., or trying to plant something "resized" back into a photo after creating a stamp, or a tube out of an object in the picture..

When while ago some Programs started introducing possibility of clever "thinning" of the whole picture - it was that first big "wow", lol. No more resizing pictures manually to obtain that effect, or fiddling with tubes?..
Trouble is - "thinning" (resizing really) usually comes as "all, or nothing", and as we know - the areas of interest don't always apply to the whole picture!

Looks like TeoreX took all of it on board, all these time consuming tricks, and made it more like a "child's game":) - mostly behind the scenes, but giving us much contrail with objects, etc. Brilliant!

Many more successes TeoreX and continuous improvements in minimizing distortions.. With each update they are becoming less and less visible:) You are definitely on the right track to achieve excellence!
Also, in my view - These Applications are combined with affordable prices.

Thanks GAOTD and TeoreX. Thumbs up from me!

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

This Software installed easily. I ran both setup and activate in admin mode, Vista Home Premium. I have played around with it for a short time and clearly I need to read the help and tutorial files... That said, I get it (the program) and I can see some uses for it, i.e. removal of my ex so that I can show the landscape.

Reply   |   Comment by -Al-  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#54

I mailed these gyes 'cos I was not sure my ImPaint-reg
wat was short time ago

VERY fast responce

So... service seems to do very well

Reply   |   Comment by nix  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

#17 (MikeR) - terrific post. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by juju  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

Worth every cent I paid. You must have a very null back ground. Basically just cuts everything to the right and left of the object out. Moving object, same deal, you can really tell that the objects have been moved or removed. Use it for fun but not of any quality you would want to show off. Many people look for Photo-shopped photos. With this program it is very obvious. Mom always told me to say thank you. Thank you GOTD for this program.

Reply   |   Comment by LancasterPA  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I have missed the other times this has been offered with newer versions. I am still using the version 1.1 that was given away some time ago. Although this program is not 'feature packed' it does what it claims quickly, cleanly, and well. I am in the process of downloading this version now, but basing this off of the older one that I am still using. I am not a professional by far and will be the first to admit that this is a basic program that I am sure there are others that do this as well as many other things too. YET, this is one of the few photo programs that I leave the shortcut on my desktop instead of in a separate folder. The drag and drop function makes it perfect for what I use it for and for the average user. Simple things like making an icon or profile picture on any of the social media sites, forums, or even if you use Steam or one of the other gaming programs. It offers a fast way to take an image that you like and shrink/enlarge it to fit the requirements that those sites make. I do think that the $19.99 price is high for this program since; as I stated before, there are many other programs that do this as well as a multitude of other functions as well (and many of those are even free). This also makes it hard for me to decide what is a fair price that this should be offered at, but since people and bills have to be paid I am sure there is a middle ground that would be more appropriate. Overall I find this a wonderful and simple program that DOES offer other benefits to it's simplicity if you dig into the settings. As well, this program (in my opinion) holds the quality of the image intact in its altering of it's size.

Reply   |   Comment by ibwebb  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

These people offer a "free" program called WebInpaint - but this is just a fraudulent "bait and switch" tactic that the FTC often puts people in prison for or fines them. There is NO SUCH PROGRAM. You click the link and you are allowed to download "trial" versions of Inpaint and BatchInpaint. And they are NOT free, even though they show up on a dummy shell website called www.webinpaint.com.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Moore  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#49

The deesktop window of IResizer is almost the same as Inpaint. They are pretty much the same program, so why this giveaway just a few days after the first? Something funny here!

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Klinman  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#48

As usual, Gaotd Activation page popped up. There is no place I've found in program that says "Registerd to GAOTD" or any such but I have faith in the process. When I saw the simple gui I thought "What can this do?" Reading the online Help and playing a bit I can say iResizer does alot. If you're a novice like me, and esp. if you just got Inpaint you want this too! Thanks again to Teorex & GAOTD. :))

Thanks also to #32 Hasse B for suggesting Posterazor, I'll be looking into that. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Sam Hell  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

Won't activate. Says can't connect. If you're reading this my PC connects. Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by BJ  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

I'm having the same problem as #31 mentioned. I can't get the Activation.exe to work. Win 7 on a 64 bit desktop. I REALLY like this application! Would anyone help us, please?

Problem info from the error message is pasted below, if it helps. Thanks!


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Activate.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4d8099b4
Fault Module Name: Activate.exe
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4d8099b4
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00004f67
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789problem information on the error message...

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Activate.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4d8099b4
Fault Module Name: Activate.exe
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4d8099b4
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00004f67
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Reply   |   Comment by Sheryl  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

#21 #24 #32 Thanks for the tips. I will check them out.

#31 close the software down and re-start should activate it.

Reply   |   Comment by DenisX  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

It might be a good thing to read the list of improvement ideas.
Many of the ideas don't make a difference between an ordinary resizer and what iResizer does.

I commented most of them and won't write it here again. Just read it on top of this page or here http://iresizer-2-1.idea.informer.com/proj/?mod=one

Reply   |   Comment by Corumbinell  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Same issue as for Teorex's Inpaint 4.3 recently given away on May 3, 2012:

It installed OK on an Acer Aspire One netbook with a 1024×600 pixel display screen.

However, it refuses to allow me to resize/reduce the initial window dimensions small enough (vertically) to fit within this computer’s display screen.

(Before saying I should not be using a "toy" computer, let me say that this little netbook has been very handy for emptying camera SD memory cards, recharging batteries via USB, field organization & printing of photos, etc. Coupled with previous GOTD offerings like Inpaint, SimplyGoodPictures, etc., I can give easily on-the-spot results "in the field" (i.e., sporting events and parties, with music!). But, true, it is no good for any video work...)

Otherwise the functions/features seem OK so far — thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Works great with Wine on Linux....but I can't run the activate program!

Reply   |   Comment by Col. Panek  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Here's the changelog from the 'Download' page:

What's new in iResizer 2.1

◦Added support 8-bit Grayscale images.
What's new in iResizer 2.0

◦Added support for EXIF data. EXIF data is retained on saving.
◦Algorithm and performance improvements
◦Stability improvements
◦Proper Undo/Redo functions
◦Interface modifications

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#40

@ Zorgon and Giovanni

This is more in the genre of Scissors Pilot(www.colorpilot.com).
Which is better ? I have not had time to compare them.
Thanks GAOTD & Teorex!

Reply   |   Comment by Jeanjean  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

OH NO!
This product and GotD's activate program once again won't activate this program - IT WON'T - for ordinary mortals.

Ordinary mortals are those people who don't hang out of trains doors, don't rollerskate between lines of traffic on highways in the wrong direction, don't play Russian Roulette with revolvers with a bullet in the cylinder... and don't operate AS ADMINISTRATORS.

Administrator accounts are for administering; Standard User accounts are for everyday usage - yet GotD's 'activate' process activates only FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT THAT ACTIVATED IT.
Thereafter, Inpaint MUST be run as an administrator to save files, as an activated program. This is not acceptable.

Other users in this household don't know their administrator passwords, and I'm not going to tell them. I'm their administrator.

Running activate.exe as an ordinary user just asks for an admin password - and activates for that admin, again. :-(

Please, GotD, how do we register iResizer for standard users?

Reply   |   Comment by Phaedron  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#38

This is one nice little program.. results are excellent.. and so fast don't blink to see the changes.

Reply   |   Comment by zeau  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

@Giovanni, #19: first of all I like all your good works.

Like many others you seem to think "this is just about resizing", but that is really not the case. "Gimp Resize" and "Gimp Photo" compare to iResizer as apples and oranges and cannot serve as an alternative at all.

Yes, there is resizing involved, but in a very special way. You resize only certain parts of the picture, it is not an overall homogeneous kind of resize. Some parts are heavily resized other parts hardly at all.

You can set to what size you want to resize as in any other resizer but you have a red brush and green brush to control what parts should be influenced/resized more (red=change) or less (green=protect).

This could produce weird output, not anything you would like, but applied in the right manner, results can be quite spectacular.

Ofcourse this is not meant for every picture. The results will deviate from reallity, but could just do the trick where you want to loose or add some to your picture.

Reply   |   Comment by Zorgon  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#36

Changelog

What's new in iResizer 2.1

Added support 8-bit Grayscale images.

What's new in iResizer 2.0

Added support for EXIF data. EXIF data is retained on saving.
Algorithm and performance improvements
Stability improvements
Proper Undo/Redo functions
Interface modifications

http://www.iresizer.com/download.html

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

Activate.exe == verifies the giveaway date & presets the registration data
Setup.exe == iResizer Setup.exe

only 1 single file, iResizer.exe, 8 MB

XP SP3
v2.1

no Help
earlier giveaway was v1.1

window is resizeable (able to be enlarged)

supports drag & drop of images into the program

has multi-level undo/redo
save confirmation on exit (or new drag)

adjustable "brush size", though i wish it
interactively resized & had some numerical
indicator of the chosen size

& even more available shapes

with my first sample picture, any action performed
cause it to go to a b&w mode? as did my second?
- ah, because i had chosen png images!

(but then i did read the enclosed help, so i should
have known better, heh) [hint]

jpg worked better, though still not all that obvious
what the resizing & how the size selected will affect
what you will end up with (though i did read the ...)

original on left. removed the cow on the right.

http://i50.tinypic.com/2h30lrq.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#34

Downloaded, installed and activated flawlessly... no any problem mentioned above. Played around with a group photo, results astounding!
Saved after dimensions wanted input, also flawlessly.
This gem is a must for any one who edits pictures, like the previous giveaway Inpaint

Reply   |   Comment by Moudy63  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#33

how to use it

Green pen to your picture, and keep reservations, The wish place retention is invariable, the Green smear Want to retain the same, other does not Green smear at the change.

The red pen is work to do to smear place have the change.
eliminate for the place do not want.

Try and learn
good helper

Select a new size, it is recommended to adjust the size of the place the shift lever a push relatively easy, convenient, scaling degree. I tried again, I like it. Thank the good sharing

Reply   |   Comment by EZUSERS  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#32

Re. comment #7 by DenisX, on the issue of image resizers for poster making: I tried the free (as in GNU license) PosteRazor resizing tool for a job on a small public event and was really impressed, as was everybody else in the work team. It was easy to use and the output by way of a PDF file was to the eye totally accurate in comparison to the input. That being low-resolution (as i recall around 100 ppi) world maps set up mainly for on-screen studying, it was still no problem blowing them up to about a square meter each. Details were crisp, the lettering was absolutely sharp and the color reproduction was very good, as a comparison way better than that of the better known competitor Rasterbator. The output was printed with a slight image overlap between the paper sheets, making it rather easy to align the edges correctly after trimming off the white lines. Well worth trying it out. My guess is that this wonderful little program would have no problem turning out a full-fledged wall poster in the same high quality if you got a half-decent original at medium or higher resolution.

Download it at: http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/

Reply   |   Comment by Hasse B  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#31

Please help...I love love the idea of this program and it appeared to download great and says it's activated, and I tried doing it both normally on windows 7 and as administrator, however I can't get a serial code anywhere. Do I need one? Am I missing something? Or is it activated wihtout a serial code? Thanks so much for any help and thanks tons to GOTD as usual and a great software company too!

Reply   |   Comment by Joan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

Thanks for great offer, should get good responce for this great sofwear! This is ideal many ppl will d-load this:-) Sew How this compare to Photo-shoppe ?

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#29

@28, you can choose to install at default directory and overwrite previous iresizer 1.1 version

-or-

you can choose to install at a different directory and choose another shortcut to be able to use the two versions.

iresizer versions 1.1 and 2.1 can coexist; either 1 are fast but the developer should emphasize what the versions brings.

Reply   |   Comment by mala  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#28

I have version 1.1 installed from last time. Do i need to uninstall the old one before i install the new one?

Reply   |   Comment by flowerppot  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#27

Visited the website for Teorex and liked what I saw. I also saw that this software has a Mac version for the same price, which is unusual. However, that version does not appear to be available for download. Teorex, can you make the mac version available as well? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimnovator  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

Downloaded, installed and running perfectly on windows 7 64 bit Laptop.

Rather a strange offering because it does not alter the actual size of the picture, except for 16.0, 4.3 or custom but alters the size of objects within the picture.

So for instance if you had a person stood between two cars, you could paint the person out and the cars would then move together and seem side-by-side.

I have tried it and it works well, so it is definitely a keeper as I can think of a lot of uses for this (ex Mother-in-Law comes to mind...lol)

Thanks GAOTD and TeoreX *thumbs up*

Spidge.

Reply   |   Comment by Spidge  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#25

My mistake!!!

Apparently I had forgotten to Run As Administrator for the Activation, (even tho I did run it for the Setup).

Once I reran the Activation as an Administrator (I do have Vista),
the problem was corrected -- altho I had to START THE PROGRAM AGAIN before it would take effect.

It's a great program. I hope my mistake helps somebody with a similar problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Deeply Puzzled  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#24

#7. I recommend you take a look at FxFoto by Triscape. http://www.fxfoto.com/fxhome.htm

The FREE version is a full feature photo editor that you can down-size or up-size photos with very easily. As the second step of saving a photo you simply enter the dimensions you want to save it as.

FxFoto is extremely user friendly. I instruct "Digital Photos N Stuff" at a Senior Center and most of my students eyes would glaze over after 15 minutes of PhotoShop Elements. With FxFoto I can have them cropping, cloning and correcting color at the end of the 1st 3 hour class.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy91910  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#23

Its very much like inpaint and also like Seam Carving GUI (free with current Webuser magazine issue 291).
Unless you remove a very small amount it will distort the image quite noticeably. Can't see much use for any of them.

Reply   |   Comment by john52  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#22

Seems to work just fine, but why hasn't anybody yet mentioned that we ARE NOT ALLOWED to Save our new images unless we purchase the product?

That doesn't sound like a Giveaway -- it sounds like a Free Trial!

I followed all the instructions to the letter, but didn't see any "Registration" code, which seems odd.

Am I the only one who has this "unable to Save images" problem?

.

Reply   |   Comment by Deeply Puzzled  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#21

To number 7 (DenisX)
I use "reshade" to up size images.

Reply   |   Comment by Geek  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#20

Downloaded, installed, and activated with no problem. Just to try it out I used a picture with 5 people in it standing side by side. Highlighted the person in the middle, selected a ratio, and poof, he was gone. Looks great for some quick editing. It's a keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#19

Very nice and easy to use tool today which does what it claims without any hassle.

What makes this tool special is that, unlike other similar apps, it doesn't affect all pixels of an image, when resizing and scaling it, since it manages to resize mostly affects pixels in areas where visual content is not important.

And it's even able to let users choose which features of the image should be discarded or which part of the photo users want to retain at the expense of others.

Highly recommended!!

That being said, you can do more or less the same task as this GAOTD for FREE using the Scale Image Tool of the Open Source GIMP:

http://www.squidoo.com/gimp-resize-pictures

Alternatively, you can also use for this the freeware GIMPHOTO, a cool free PHOTOSHOP alternative for editing photos and images based on GIMP:

http://www.gimphoto.com/

Portable version (because PORTABLE is better....):
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/Portable-Gimphoto.shtml

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Portable-Gimphoto-Screenshot-210135.html

Full Tutorial:
http://www.petegill.net/iteachit/gimphoto/index.htm

How to resize images using GIMPHOTO:
http://www.petegill.net/iteachit/gimphoto/06_resizing.htm

XP users may find handy trying this free tool too:

http://www.exmont.com/imazer.html

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+63)
#18

Very neat little program, especially for an amateur photographer. It works as advertised (with a little practice). Removing objects a little more cumbersome, takes some touch up after the process to remove wrinkles etc. All in all a good asset in your photo touch up software.

Installed easily on an old XP system. Registration was smooth and painless.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#17

Today's giveaway is from Teorex, a highly reputable software publisher which, like Adobe, specialises in pixel manipulation and management. Teorex doesn't pretend to compete with Adobe, so any comparison between the two is fatuous. What Teorex's software does do is provide, at a very reasonable price, opportunities for image management that will, in most cases, result in more satisfying pictures than the original: it ain't Photoshop, but then again, it ain't Photoshop prices.

iSizer is a clever pixel manipulation app that's very easy to master but nevertheless needs some careful user input: 'intelligent' though it may appear to be, no software is ever going to be as intelligent as the person using it.

I shoot thousands of images a year for business and pleasure and, like many here, have long since taken advantage of the low cost of Class 10 SDHC cards to cease to worry about image sizes. Even my small, go-anywhere, 6-year-old Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ3 shoots at maximum quality, resulting in 3072 x 2304 originals at 4:3 aspect.

That camera, like just about every other on today's market, also allows widescreen shooting, but experience has taught me that cropping a 4:3 to change it to 16:9 widescreen is infinitely better than shooting w/s in the first place. There's also the fact that it's doubtful if any photograph ever taken, anywhere, by anyone, could not be improved by judicious cropping.

iSizer, however, isn't a conventional crop tool via which entire sections of images are scissored away to change the shape. It acts 'intelligently' to re-compose the image according to the parameters defined by the user (either the app's red button, which allows the adjustable marker brush to highlight an element for discarding, or the green button, to highlight an element for protection / retention.)

I've now run iSizer on some recent out-of-camera 3072 x 2304 Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ3 originals. In the test, of a 4:3 2072 x 2304 image of a building interior, a figure was edited out using the red marker. (In this instance, it would actually have been easy to clone out the figure in Photoshop, but cloning isn't always possible.)

iSizer did indeed cut out the figure and the image area above and below, resulting in a resize from 3072 x 2304 to 2979 x 2304. It didn't throw up artefacts nor materially affect the overall image quality. Definitely a thumbs up here -- but again, as with all activity of this type, the background was critical to the editing (in this shot it was a plain, dark background; something brighter and with busy verticals or cross hatching would've posed a more serious challenge.)

Still working on that same image, now in its truncated 2979 x 2304 guise, I ran the iSizer conversion, that is, asked the app to take this by now unusually shaped photograph and turn it into widescreen.
Well, it certainly did that all right: the 2979 x 2304 image turned into 4096 x 2304. . .

Which, of course, isn't widescreen. In fact: it's so far from being a true 16:9 aspect ratio that no monitor or TV screen could hope to accommodate it other than as a letterboxed image with black bars above and below.

It was then necessary to resize in Photoshop, using a simple 1680 x 1050 crop, the effect of which was to slice off a significant portion of the iResizer image. But at least, the image has now successfully migrated from 4:3 aspect to widescreen 16:9 aspect.

This apparent failure of iSizer to 'intelligently' deal with the widescreen transformation isn't, in fact, what it seems. iSizer didn't fail but tempted with the quick-tick 16:9 option when, in fact, commonsense says that if you want a widescreen image, then you should forget iSizer's fast-fix check box and simply enter the required 1680 x 1050 in the app's resize panel.

In other words, therefore: DON'T just take any image you might have and expect iSizer to convert it to widescreen just because you've clicked that option: you'll need to spend a couple more seconds, entering in the actual dimensions (typically, 1680 x 1050.)

However: though the image re-sizing worked, iSizer's vulnerability was never more apparent -- the shot, of a building interior with high rising windows and soaring columns, 'stretched' from 4:3 to 16:9 and wound up looking like something by Salvador Dali: all the verticals were wavy, wobbly, and the windows well-nigh liquid.

(Yes, the verticals could have been excluded, but such preparation work would, literally, have taken so long as to render the exercise pointless: the 4:3 image could have been cropped to 16:9 in mere seconds.)

All that said though, this is actually quite a clever and useful app providing the user takes the trouble to learn how to deploy it to its full potential. It won't work successfully on every image -- obviously, an image with many strong verticals is going to look, well, horrendous if s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d wide -- but if there aren't that many uprights in view, then the marker pen will certainly protect selected pixels from distortion during manipulation.

As to ease of use, it's an absolute doddle (oh, re the comment in the suggestion boxs above: you don't *need* a 'close image' button with this software; when you've finished working on one image, simply open another -- the app closes the image it's been working on.)

Thanks, then, Teorex, and also, GAOTD: today's software really is a good 'un, and recommended to everyone with an interest in image processing. It won't work miracles, and shouldn't be expected to, but if used thoughtfully and carefully, it genuinely can deliver improvements. Definitely, a 4* rating.

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#16

Looks like an implementation of the free Seam Carving GUI available here: http://code.google.com/p/seam-carving-gui/
Jules

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#15

The file won't download ?

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#14

Once again, many thanks!

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#13

it looks like a cool program but it crashes everytime i try and and change anything, i guess it cant handle a 100+ megapixel panarama. ps: Inpaint 4.3 has the same problem

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#12

iResizer was given away earlier too on GAOTD, with positive comments:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/iresizer-11/
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/iresizer/

Teorex, the makers of the popular InPaint program, are again giving away this gem of a software. It is great at what it does, and has a low disk space or memory requirement, so grab it while you can!

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#11

Like Inpaint, iResizer supports drag and drop. You may drag files directly from your browser into the iResizer window.

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