The year was 2007 when I published a review of the VSO Image resizer software here on Ghacks. A lot has changed since then and the developers have continuously worked on the application in the past years.
A new version of the program was just released, reason enough to take another look at it. VSO Image Resizer offers resizing and conversion options for many popular image formats. Among the supported formats are jpg, png, bmp, psd, tif and numerous other formats including digital camera RAW formats.
All operations are handled in the program interface. It begins by loading images from the local or a remotely connected system. Files are displayed in list format by default, which can be changed to thumbnails or a list format with image previews.
A click on Next or the selection of the Options tab at the top opens the extensive resizing and conversion options.
VSO Image Resizer comes with preconfigured profiles for various applications, for instance to resize the images to DVD, HDTV, Email, iPhone or iPod compatible formats.
New profiles can be saved so that they can be loaded again whenever images need to be processed the same way at a later time. Additional profiles can be enabled in the program settings.
The options screen contains many resizing and conversion options. The resizing options alone are extensive. It is possible to specify a specific width and height in percent, pixels, centimeters or inches. Five resizing modes are available:
Four tabs below those options offer additional image manipulation settings.
The output images can be previewed at any time with a click on the Preview button in the header. Output options include the creation of image copies, resizing the original images, moving, compressing or creating PDFs.
A basic version of the interface can be enabled which basically hides the four tabs described above. VSO Image Resizer is a handy image resizing software. Option to create resizing profiles and seam carving are not found in the majority of free image resizing applications.
The software is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system from Windows XP SP2 to Windows 7. It can be downloaded from the official VSO Software website.
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