5 Handy Image Converters and Resizers for Windows


Digital cameras provide us with wonderful photographs that have crystal clarity but with very high resolution that is not exactly suitable for uploading and sharing. They also tend to result in our taking many, many pictures in the camera’s RAW format which will need to be converted before you can share them online

So, there you are with a number of photos that need resizing and converting. No problem – there are many free image converters for you to choose from when you’re ready to convert images and they all function as image resizers so that you can resize images at the same time. Here are five handy portable image converters and resizers that are all free to download and use.


FastStone Photo Resizer Portable

Not just a resizer but an image converter and editor, too

While it may bill itself as a resizer, FastStone Photo Resizer is actually far more than that. In addition to being able to convert images, it can resize them, rename, crop them, rotate, add text and even watermark them – all in batch mode, too!

The simple to use portable utility, with drag and drop operation opens to a two-part interface where you can browse your images – JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and TIFF – in the left-hand panel. Select the ones for processing and add them to the input list in the right-hand panel using the buttons in between. Under the list, you’ll find your basic tools and a preview window.

Select the output format and output location, check the rename box, using the wildcard option if you want to sequentially number the images, and other boxes as required. The Advanced Options box opens a dialog box for the program’s many editing features including resize image, crop, adjust color depth and effects, add text, search replace text, change file names, add borders and watermark. Click OK when finished and the dialogue box closes. Back on the main window, click Convert to begin the batch conversion.



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Powerful features with drag and drop functionality

Able to batch edit and convert large numbers of images, XnConvert has highly intuitive drag and drop controls and the ability to combine more than eighty operations. Over 500 formats are supported including multi-page TIFFs, animated GIFs, Photoshop files and the RAW files from most cameras.

The interface is easy to use displaying an operations panel and a preview panel with Input, Actions, Output, Status and Settings tabs at the top of the screen. The Input and Actions tables display the number of these during the current operation.

The preview panel displays before and after images allowing you to ensure that you’re happy with your editing. Both are zoomable. You use the Output tab to select check your output options. With XnConvert you can convert images to any one of more than seventy formats.

The extensive toolset covers everything you’re likely to need in terms of editing tools – rotate, crop and resize images, adjust contrast, saturation, and brightness. Plus there are many filters and effects available.



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Automatic editing to hundreds of images simultaneously

Quite apart from providing dozens of editing tools and enabling you to batch process, ImBatch is a free image converter that provides task building features. You can design automatic builds to meet specific editing requirements and save them to automate image processing at any time.

Images can be dropped into a panel in the interface to create a list of images for editing and previewing in the right-hand panel. The intuitive Task sequencer is at the left. The individual edit tools are set by checking the relevant boxes and the Save As button at the end of the task features saves the processed batch of images. The task panels include resizing, rotating and every image adjusting tool you would find in high-end image processing software.

ImBatch is a free image resizer and converter that can handle any image editing and converting task regardless of the source image format.



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Converseen Portable

Batch process with a single mouse click

Open source Converseen supports over a hundred image formats and will batch convert images to any of the most common formats, including converting PDF and Postscript files to multiple individual images. The clean and simple basic Windows interface enables you to convert and resize one or more images with the click of your mouse.

You simply load the required image(s) using the toolbar at the top of the screen. The images load in the panel at right and you click an image to display it in the preview window along with the image information underneath. Access buttons to rotate, scale or change dimension tools are located at the bottom left and the image settings button is at the bottom right beneath the format conversion bar. You simply select the images, make any changes needed to them and save them to the required format.



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Basic editing tools in a batch image resizer

The name simply heralds rEASYze as an image resizer. It’s a very convenient tool that can process multiple images at the same time as well as convert their formats.

The attractive interface can be set to a dark or light theme and to Easy mode for simple resizing or Pro mode for more extensive editing features. Images can be dragged and dropped for processing. Editing operations are easy with simple tool screens in the Pro mode with sliders and checkboxes. You can rotate, resize, crop, adjust color and apply a number of filters. In addition, the utility provides a watermarking function and you can create collages. A preview window displays your selected image.

Once your changes are made, click the Start button apply and save them. It’s a very simple and straightforward intuitive application that allows anybody to quickly and easily batch resize images.



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Need more of a selection of image converters and resizers? Visit our Image Converters/Resizers section.