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.

Image Resizer 3 CTP Screenshot

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:

  • Documentation
    • Screencasts
  • Re-branding
  • Evangalizm
    • 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)