Friday, January 7, 2011

Photo Resizing Made Simple

It's Friday night, so, I'm going to keep this post short and fairly simple.  I often find a need to change the size of an image for a new profile or to fit the confines of a website.  Sure, I could open a utility like photoshop or even Word Document but it's many more steps than required by a program like Rsizr  Basically this flash based utility allows you to import a photo (from your desktop or from the web) and perform a crop, resize or something they call retargeting.  I've never been able to figure out exactly how that part works, but it has something to do with what they call "Seamcarving".
Once you've cropped or resized your image it's very simple to save it a a jpg or png file.  That's all I have for tonioght.  It's been a long week.  I had been planning on sharing a site to help you organize the utilitie I'll be sharing throughout this project, but that will have to wait for another day.
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