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I downloaded Shrink Pic and it works exactly like it says it does. Its free which is always nice and there is a cool demo that shows you exactly how to use it. Shrink Pic runs on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Shrink Pic automatically reduces the size for email, IM, blogging and web galleries but doesn't change the size of the original copy.

Today's high resolution digital cameras produce multi Megabyte photos. These are great for printing but cause a heavy burden when sending over the Internet.

Shrink Pic allows you to send dozens of photos as email attachments - quickly and with no effort at all!

All you need to do is install Shrink Pic. It automatically detects when you're sending large photo files and compresses them in the background.

There's no setup, no operating instructions, nothing, nada. Just send your photos normally and Shrink Pic takes care of shrinking them.

How it works

Shrink Pic runs in the background. It has a taskbar icon which tells you it's waiting for photos to be sent.

Then, when it detects that you're sending a large photo, it automatically creates a temporary copy, resizes it and sends it instead. It gives you a notice message, so you'll know the photo you sent was resized. Of course, the original photo doesn't change, only the temporary copy.

You can control how Shrink Pic resizes your photos. Select between three automatic resize levels or enter your own custom sizes. Shrink Pic also recognizes rotated photos (portrait layout) and resizes them intelligently, so you don't need to worry about that too.

Who needs Shrink Pic?

Emailing photos

If you like sending photos to your friends and family, Shrink Pic is for you.
Whether you're a computer geek, or an absolute technophobic, Shrink Pic will make it easier for you to email your photos. And, your friends, receiving your emails will appreciate it when they get nice and compact emails from you that don't block their inbox.
Shrink Pic works with 'regular' email like Outlook Express and also with webmail, such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! mail and others.


Upload photos to blogs and web galleries

Adding photos to a blog is fun.
Shrink Pic will automatically resize your photos so that they fit and take very little storage space. You can upload photos using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera. Shrink Pic will detect these uploads and automatically shrink and compresses those photos for you.


Share photos with Skype and MSN Messenger

Even if you send photo files via your IM application, Shrink Pic will step in and compress those photos for you. A photo that took minutes to send will go in a few


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Re: Shrink Pic - Compress Photos On The Fly

OK that is cool. They don't have one for Vista or win7? Right now when I send a photo I resize it which isn't that bad but this would be easier. I know that if you use outlook it will auto shrink it for you, actually it asks if you want it resized or original size. I use outlook at work and I do love that but I like that gmail hides my IP and all where outlook doesn't.

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Re: Shrink Pic - Compress Photos On The Fly

Cool idea, have you noticed any loss of quality in the resized pix?


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Re: Shrink Pic - Compress Photos On The Fly
I was really surprised, there was no loss of quality in the resized pic's. I just wish they had one for the mac and Windows 7 but at the moment they don't.
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Re: Shrink Pic - Compress Photos On The Fly
somewhere over the rainbow wrote:

I just wish they had one for the mac and Windows 7 but at the moment they don't.

I don't have one for MAC but here is one for Windows 7 (I use it and love it - no loss in quality): How To Resize A Picture, FREE Image Resizer for Windows 7, Vista and XP

OK I went looking and I found this for Apple (no clue how good it is):

OSX Image Resizer 0.9.2

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