Lately, I’ve been working on version 3 of my Image Resizer. I think I’m finally narrowing in on the interface design (your feedback is welcomed). The text may change a bit for the final release, and I might add a footer to the dialog, but I’m pretty happy with the way it’s looking.
The Advanced settings link will pop up another dialog box that will let you set things like the following.
- JPEG Quality Level
- Custom default sizes (edit or replace the Small, Medium, Large, etc. options)
- Resized image filename
- Disable copying of metadata
- Disable check for updates
- Disable usage reporting
After clicking Resize, it will go to a progress page while your pictures are resized. I intend to make the resize process multi-threaded so if you have more than one CPU, you should notice some good speed improvements for those large resize jobs.
When the resize is completed, a summary page will be displayed letting you know of any errors or warnings that occurred during the resize.
I am about a week or two away form releasing a preview of the new version. That preview will include all the functionality of the current version, plus a handful of the more basic features:
- Resize units (Pixels, Percent, Inches, and Centimeters)
- Resize to a specific folder
- Put replaced images in the Recycle Bin
And of course, the things that caused me to rewrite a version 3 in the first place:
- Sexy new UI
- Progress bar
- Resize using WIC (instead of GDI+)
- More metadata is copied
- Any WIC driver/codec is supported
- Animated GIFs can be resized
- Multi-page TIFFs too
- Multi-threaded resizing
After the first CTP release, I’ll continue to whittle away at the features, and I’ll keep the CTPs coming until I finally reach feature complete for version 3. Wow, I have a lot of work to do!
Oh, a few more goals that I have for version 3 that didn’t get mentioned:
- Youtube screencasts
- Facebook page
- Twitter hashtag
- Translations to other languages
A single setup (for all of 32 and 64 bit, English and non-English versions alike)