The ever-increasing specification of modern digital cameras means that images are now captured at higher resolutions than ever before. While this is great if you want to print out images at a large size without losing quality, when it comes to uploading images to the internet, or sharing them with others, size can become an issue. Free Image Convert and Resize is a free image resizing tool that can eliminate this problem for you.

While there is nothing to stop you from manually resizing images on an individual basis as and when they are required, this can be a lengthy process if you have a large number of images to work with. Free Image Convert and Resize enables you to convert a large number of images, or even entire folders of images, and quickly apply the same settings to all of them.

The program can be used to resize a batch of images to particular pixel dimensions, or to reduce the size of images based on percentage. At the same time it is also possible to convert to a different image format, or even opt to create PDFs from your image files. You can opt to output the new files to a new directory, or choose to save them in the same folder as the original images.

The ability to rename files by adding prefixes and suffixes is very useful, as the ability to replace words in file names. Whether you are creating images for use on your web site, or simply want to reduce the size of files ready for sharing with friends, Free Image Convert and Resize is a great help. It is worth noting that the program installation will also attempt to install a browser toolbar; if you would prefer to skip this, take care to untick the option labelled ‘Install the DVDVideoSoft Toolbar’.

Verdict

A free, fast, no-nonsense image resizer, renamer and converter – well worth installing.