Mihov Image Resizer


Help for Mihov Image Resizer Mihov Image Resizer

Help for version 1.2


Contents of this file:
  1. Using the program
    1. Set the language
    2. Resize pictures
    3. Convert pictures
    4. Rotate pictures
  2. Questions
  3. Downloads
  4. Updates
  5. How can I help?

Using the program
Set the language
You can change the language settings of the program by selecting the item 'Language' from the main menu. Select your favorite language from the drop down menu. Currently, these languages are supported: English (default), Slovenian,
German, Afrikaans, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dansk, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Slovak, and Spannish, Swedish, and Turkish.


Resize pictures
Currently it is possible to resize images in this picture formats: JPG, GIF, BMP.

How to resize an image (or multiple images at the same time)
Select the proper tab, select the folder, that contains your pictures and then select the pictures, that you want to resize, from the file list. You can select multiple images by holding CTRL key while left-clicking the file name. Press CTRL-A if you want to select all the image files. If you want to see the picture, double click on the name and a new window with the image displayed will appear. You can close the window by left clicking on the image.
In the box on the right size of the window enter the new image size in pixels. You can enter only one number - it will be used as new size for the dimension, that is larger in original image. I.e. if the image dimensions are 500x300 and you enter 100 as new size, the size of new image will be 100x60. If the image size is 300x500 and you enter 100, the new image size will be 60x100. The images are always resized proportionally.
If you would like to see the results very fast and you don't mind about the quality then change the slider from 'Better quality' to 'Normal quality (faster)'. A process of resizing will be quicker but the output quality will be worse. This rule specially applies to samll images.
When you have selected the desired pictures, click on the 'Resize' button to start the resizing process. If your computer is slow, it may appear as if the program has 'frozen'. Don't interrupt the program, wait a little longer, and the program will start responding when it finishes the resizing.
The new images will be saved with prefix 'mini-' to the original file name.

Convert pictures
The following image formats are supported: JPG, GIF, BMP. Currently it is possible to convert images in these ways:
  • BMP to GIF
  • BMP to JPG
  • GIF to JPG
  • GIF to BMP
  • JPG to GIF
  • JPG to BMP
How to convert pictures from one graphic format to another?
Select the proper tab, select the folder, that contains your pictures and then select the pictures, that you want to convert, from the file list. You can select multiple images by holding CTRL key while left-clicking the file name. Press CTRL-A if you want to select all the image files. If you want to see the picture, double click on the name and a new window with the image displayed will appear. You can close the window by left clicking on the image.
When you have selected the desired pictures, click on the 'Convert' button to start the conversion.
If your computer is slow, it may appear as if the program has 'frozen'. Don't interrupt the program, wait a little longer, and the program will start responding when it finishes the conversion.
The new images will be saved with the same file name and extension and will have a new proper extension added.


Rotate pictures
Currently the rotation to right and left for 90 degrees and turning the picture upside down (180 degrees) is supported. It is possible to rotate images in BMP, JPG or GIF formats.

How to rotate pictures?
Select the proper tab, select the folder, that contains your pictures and then select the pictures that you want to rotate from the file list. You can select multiple images by holding CTRL key while left-clicking the file name. Press CTRL-A if you want to select all the image files. If you want to see the picture, double click on the name and a new window with the image displayed will appear. You can close the window by left clicking on the image.
If the images that you are rotating are in jpg format you can set JPEG compression with the scrool bar next to the file names. Better quality of the image will result in bigger file size and smaller file size in lower quality of the image. Note that you can not improve image quality even if you set the quality to the best if the image was saved in low quality before.
When you have selected the desired pictures, click on the 'Rotate' button to start the rotation.
The rotated image is saved in the same format as the original file and the program adds it prefix 'left-' or 'right-' - depends in which direction the picture was rotated.

Questions
You can find answers to your questions in the on-line forum located at http://forum.mihov.com.

Downloads
You can download the latest version of the program from the programs web page located at http://www.imageresizer.com. If you would like to try other freeware programs written by me, check my freeware web page at http://www.mihov.com/eng/. If you want to find the program description in many other languages see http://www.mihov.com/sw/.

Updates
I have a list of users e-mail addresses and when a new version or update comes out I send everyone a short note. If you want to subscribe to the list go to http://www.imageresizer.com and enter your real e-mail address.
If you want to check if you are using the latest version of the program check the programs web page or visit the update center at http://update.mihov.com.

How can I help?
  1. Spread the word about the program.
    • If you know someone who might need such a program, send them the link to the programs web site at http://www.imageresizer.com and suggest them to download the program.
    • If you know a publisher of a computer magazine or if you are one, suggest publishing a review of the program in the magazine.
  2. To save my time, more experienced users can help users who encounter problems. Log into the forum at http://forum.mihov.com and try to answer some questions. This way you will be known as an 'expert' and you will feel good that you can help someone who needs help.
  3. Send me a postcard and tell me that you appreciate what I do (you can get my address here ). You can also send me a real letter and add your picture in there! But please don't send me e-cards or e-mails since my mailbox is already full all the time - if you want to say thanks on-line, use the forum.
  4. Try to persuade me that developing freeware is a good business model and support me starting my own business by donating a few Dollars.
  5. Translate the program description to your language.

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Updated: 4.1.2009