ResizeMe is an incredibly powerful and lightweight tool for Mac OS X that helps you do basic image editing in batches, to make them suitable for online publishing or sharing it with friends. Personally, I’ve been using ResizeMe to resize and watermark screenshots for posting on TechnixUpdate ever since Skitch got updated and made basic features such as watermarking a paid feature.
ResizeMe is designed to be a batch tool, to operate on multiple images at once, and apply the same changes to all images with 1 click, and the UI is optimized as such. A very basic segmented layout: List of all images being worked upon on the left, currently selected image preview on the right, and toolbox below the image preview.
This is a screenshot of ResizeMe resized and watermarked in ResizeMe. Apart from doing the basic resize functions, ResizeMe can also do the following image operations-
- Scale, crop, rotate and flip
- Convert between image formats
- Drop shadow
- Text watermarks
- “Shiny table” reflection
- Reduce file size
There are detailed options available for each of these operations. For example, if you want to watermark your images, you can adjust the font style, size of the watermark, its position, angle, and opacity. Even though ResizeMe packs so much detail, it is very lightweight and can perform batch operations on a large number of images very quickly.
If you use the same filters for images repeatedly like I do (maximum image width of 600 pixels and custom watermark) you’d be pleasantly surprised to see that ResizeMe remembers your last used filters and when you open it again, it applies them by default. Of course, you can make any changes if you want to, before finalizing the conversions.
ResizeMe also supports a variety of output formats, which are suitable for a variety of applications.
Supported image formats
- JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)
- PNG (.png)
- PDF (.pdf)
- TIFF (.tiff, .tif)
- Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
- SGI, TGA and JPEG-2000
Once you’ve selected all the options required, all you have to do is click on ‘Go’, ResizeMe asks you for the output folder, and saves all the edited images in the output folder. If you like, you can also select an option in the preferences that allows you to overwrite the existing images in place.
Overall, ResizeMe is a lifesaver for an online publisher who wants to touch up images before publishing them online.