A Smaller Image – an Easy and Free Way To Resize Images
Programs are bits of software that do a job. Some programs are very big and complicated – like for example, Adobe Photoshop. Others are small and much less complicated (because they don’t do much).
An example of a program like the latter is A Smaller Image by Trivista. It only does one or two jobs – it resizes and crops images, and not much else. If you are a beginner, this is a program for you. Later you’ll want something more sophisticated of course . . .
You can download the trial version (which will expire after a set number of days) of A Smaller Image from the Trivista Web Site, OR you can download a special free version from me here. The free version doesn’t expire, it’s not a trial, but it is an older version. However it does the job – it makes images smaller, and/or crops them. Please leave a comment if you take a copy of the free download. Thanks.
How To Use A Smaller Image – Free Download Version
As this is a very simple program, there isn’t much to learn. Simply install it, then, when you run the program, it looks like this. It shows a demonstration image of a balloon. Click the open button as indicated below to go open your own image that you want to resize and/or crop.
Here you can see I’ve gone to get a photo of one of my dogs (he’s called Rio by the way) and below you can see the slider you move to change the size of the image. In the case below, you can see the image started out at 886×791 pixels, and is reduced now to 443×395 pixels. Alter the slider to be the size you want and the click on save. The program will then allow you to save the re-sized image to another name (so you don’t over-write the orginal one).
Or, if you want to resize the image and crop it, or just crop it, do as follows. Use the slider indicated to change the area of the photo that is selected. You can also use the cursor to move the selected area around so that you can select the portion of the photo you want. As you can see, Rio’s photo has been cropped to show only his handsome face, without the shadowy background.