Having shifted to doing most of my work on a Windows 7 laptop here at home as opposed to my usual trusty Ubuntu workhorse that I’ve been using for the last couple of years, I needed to replace the useful functionality of quick image resizing via the context menu which I had simply adored on Ubuntu.

Luckily I found a great little replacement without too much difficulty: Image Resizer for Windows, written by Brice Lambson.

From their website: Image Resizer for Windows is a utility that lets you resize one or more selected image files directly from Windows Explorer by right-clicking. It was created so that modern Windows users could regain the joy they left behind with Microsoft’s Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP.

It’s a small download and a simple install, and I’m happy to report it works great, right out of the box. Well worth giving a run if quick image resizing is a game-changer for you then.

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Related Link: http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/