Do you share your digital photos on Facebook, Myspace or like to keep your favorite pics on your iPod or phone? ArtResize is a very useful little application that can quickly optimize pictures for a variety of places.
For uploading to the web, sometimes there are size limits, and anyway, uploading huge pictures is time consuming and unnecessary. With ArtResize, you can drag in any pictures you like, choose a format and size, then one click and they'll all be the right size for your needs.
In settings you can choose whether to resize and keep original proportions as well as a variety of quality options for the different image formats (JPEG PNG BMP GIF TIFF). You can also add a watermark to your works of photographic genius, making it harder for people to use your pics.
ArtResize is a simple, no nonsense application, which does the job of resizing and watermarking well. The conversion is quick, and you can easily choose the destination folder. The watermark feature requires you to have a image file prepared to use as a watermark though - you can't just write text into the option box.
Art Resize is effective, easy to use and free - it's hard not to recommend something like that! This version will run from your portable USB drive.