is a free utility from Devon
Technologies (they have several other free and not free products you
may want to check out).
I often have to resize pictures for this website. Well, it's
not all that often, because I don't put a lot of pictures in posts
- in spite of every blogging advice website in the world telling me
that I really, really need to do that if I want to be popular. Ahh,
the heck with popular: I put pictures in when I want to and when I
don't, I don't. Popular - bah, humbug!
Anyway, though it may not be all that often, it is annoying
to fire up iPhoto to do resizing, especially since my iPhoto is
jammed to its gills with family photos and it takes FOREVER to load.
OK, not forever. But it's sixteen seconds and I'm not all that
patient, ya know? If I wanted to look at thirteen hundred family
pictures, fine, sixteen seconds isn't that bad. But when I just want
to resize an image..
There are other tools I could use. Preview can adjust the size
of an image file and at the command line I can use sips. There are plenty of open
source tools I could use, too. But this simple little drag and drop
ThumbsUp is so easy and lightning quick I'm sure it will be my first
choice from now on.
You just leave this puppy in the dock and drag your pictures to it.
Poof, the thumbnails are done. It's so darn quick I
didn't think it had done anything. You can of course control the
size specifically or scale by percentage; the control widget is shown
at left here.
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