How to resize images & convert images with Light Image Resizer

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Celine [ObviousIdea]
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How to resize images & convert images with Light Image Resizer

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Do you need to resize your pictures? Convert them to another format? Add a border or watermark to your photos? Resize a whole batch of photos?
With the freeware Light Image Resizer you can!

1. First, you need to download and install Light Image Resizer 4.

2. Select one or more pictures you want to resize (also works with a folder containing lots of pictures), then right-click on the selected files. In the opening context menu choose Light Image Resizer:
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3. Now Light Image Resizer will open, and switch to the Options tab. If you want to add more pictures, just click on the Images tab (else continue to step 4):
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You can add additional pictures using drag and drop (A), or use the buttons (B) to add files or complete folders:
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Once you have added all pictures to be processed, click the Next button, or Options tab.

4. On the Options tab, you can set your processing parameters:
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Note: If you don't see all of the options you are in basic mode, and need to click on the little arrow on the bottom left (right figure).

To resize your images, select a predefined Profile (1) or enter Width and Height manually (2). Possible units are pixels, percent (relative to original size), inches, or centimeters.
Note: If Mode is set to Fit, checkboxes will appear in front of Width and Height. Uncheck one of them to calculate it automatically based on the other.

Mode (3): Select the resize mode
Fit - Resize and fit original image into the target resolution and keep the original aspect ratio. Output width or height will be adjusted dynamically if required.
Stretch - Resize and stretch image to the target's aspect ratio. Output width and height will be exactly as specified, but resulting image may be deformed.
Center - Center image in the target resolution. Remaining background (canvas) will be filled with selected color.
Crop - Crop image to center with target resolution. If image is larger than target resolution, it will be centered.

Filtering (4): Select the filter used for resizing. Best results are achieved with Lanczos or Cubic.

Policy (5): Select which images to process
Always resize - Resize all images, regardless if smaller or larger than the specified width/height.
Only enlarge - Only resize images smaller than specified width and height.
Only reduce - Only resize images larger than the specified width and height.

Format (6): Select the output graphics format. As original will preserve the format if supported (BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, PSD, PCX, TGA), all other formats will be saved as JPG.

Quality (7): For certain formats (i.e. JPG), you can select the compression quality, where 100% is best. Alternatively you can set a desired file size (in KB), which Light Image Resizer will try to match.

Resolution (8): Allows to change the resolution in dots per inch (DPI). This only affects the printed size of the image.

Filename Mask (9): Output files will be renamed based on this mask. A list of available variables appears once you click on the question mark icon.

Action (10): You can choose to Resize and create copies, resize the original, resize and move, resize and compress (ZIP), or create a PDF document.

Destination (11): Choose the destination for processed images. Select it using the folder button, or enter a path manually. The dropdown arrow allows you to select the same folder as original or Desktop, as well as destinations that have been used recently.
Note: to specify a destination relative to the original folder, use the prefix .\ (a dot followed by a backslash). For example, this will create a sub-folder named "Output" inside the original folder: .\Output

5. Click on Process to start the resize operation.

Resizing pictures is as simple as that!