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JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 08:47 AM UTC
Hi Group,

My faithful Win 7 laptop died after 8 years of noble service. It took Windows Live Photo Gallery with it. New laptop is the dreaded Win 10.

Microsoft doesn't support Windows Live Photo Gallery anymore. I would like it but do not want to download it from a 3rd party.

I would like a program that will allow me to resize many images at once, crop, and tweak color and contrast easily.

Anyone have any suggestions? What do you use, and where did you get it?

Thanks,

Fredd
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC
There is a little freeware program I use for quick resizing and tweaking colors called IrfanView. It may not do everything you want but what the heck, it's free:

https://www.irfanview.com/
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:04 PM UTC
Even though it’s no longer supported or available officially, you can still find the installation files for Picasa lurking around the web in multiple locations.
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 07:08 PM UTC
Hi Fred,

I second the nomination for Irfanview - I use it a lot for batch resize & rename operations. The "advanced" option for resize allows all sorts of ways to mangle a photo - setting max long side, max height, max width etc depending on needs, as well as pixel vs inch/cm dimensions, colour settings, and others. It also has the usual one-at-a-time image editing functions (rotate, crop, colour adjust, etc) that you'd expect in Photoshop, but as I use Photoshop Elements for these already I haven't really tried them in Irfanview. And as Patrick said, the price is right!
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC

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Hi Fred,

I second the nomination for Irfanview - I use it a lot for batch resize & rename operations. The "advanced" option for resize allows all sorts of ways to mangle a photo - setting max long side, max height, max width etc depending on needs, as well as pixel vs inch/cm dimensions, colour settings, and others. It also has the usual one-at-a-time image editing functions (rotate, crop, colour adjust, etc) that you'd expect in Photoshop, but as I use Photoshop Elements for these already I haven't really tried them in Irfanview. And as Patrick said, the price is right!




It's also good at converting formats. Jpg to bmp to a host of others. Batch conversions too.
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 08:12 PM UTC
I like XnView and have been using it for years. There is also a portable version that you can run from an USB on any (windows) computer.

https://www.xnview.com/en/
It even allows you to copy&paste rectangular sections (and extending it), which is quite handy when you have somtehing behind the background of the photo.
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:25 PM UTC
I've been using faststone for a few years now
http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm

they're great for batch resizing, batch watermark creater, as well as other small feature.

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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 07:46 AM UTC
Thank you all!