PhotoScale now uses a library called JAI for resizing, it's now faster than ever and the resulting images have a better quality!
v0.2 All your cores are belong to us!
PhotoScale now uses all the available cores on your computer, it's way faster than before :D
v0.1 Now with presets!
- There are now size presets for popular sites like fotolog and facebook!
- Images are now sorted in order in the selection list :D
PhotoScale! is an image scaling tool, it allows you to resize
whole directories of images to mostly any(reasonable) resolution and also convert them to
different image formats.
It's an ideal tool when you have to upload to the web huge amounts of pictures. Most social networking sites use quite low image resolutions and uploading 3072x2304 (7 megapixels, approximately 4.5 megabytes) pictures is both a waste of time and bandwidth.
For example, Fotolog.com uses a resolution of 500x375 (~20kb), uploading your 5mb picture over a 1mb connection would take ages (most upload speeds are under 100kb/s, mine is about 20kb/s). If you resize the picture before uploading, the transfer takes almost nothing!
There aren't many system requirements actually, you just need to have
the latest version of java runtime edition installed on your system to
run the program. I haven't tested it yet, but I think 128mb of RAM is
more than enough to run the program.
In case you don't have Java, get it from the official site.
About the Author
This program was created and is mantained by a hoopy frood called Ale
Ricatti, who comes from somewhere in the vicinity of Corrientes,
Argentina, and of course, always knows where his towel is!
If for some weird reason you feel the urge to contact me, drop a message at the forums, or use sourceforge's mail system to reach me ;D