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    Why does Microsoft do not bring this powerful tool with VISTA, I've going up from XP to VISTA and today i'm thinking to switch back again.Image Resize it a small tool but major decission for me and my family.
    Monday, August 11, 2008 4:06 AM

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  • Searmsuk

     

    Just to be completely fair.

     

    The Windows Powertoys, such as the Image Resizer, were originally internal tools that the development teams at Microsoft wrote when they were testing code for Windows. They were never meant to be released to the general public. Someone got the idea that people might like these utilities, so they were released as a set of free utilities, by the developers.

     

    These Powertoys have never been supported by Microsoft and they have never been part of a standard installation of any version of Windows since the first set was released for Windows 95.

     

    The Old New Thing : The history of the Windows PowerToys:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2005/02/02/365432.aspx

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
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    Monday, August 11, 2008 11:41 PM
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  • searmsuk

     

    There are hundreds of free image resizer tools available on the internet.

     

    Start here.

     

    "windows vista" "image resizer" - Search:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22windows+vista%22+%22image+resizer%22&btnG=Search

     

     

     

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    Ronnie Vernon
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    Monday, August 11, 2008 2:58 PM
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    Thanks for your advice Ronnie!!.

    I'm not satified another third party software,

    because thier use,

    I've pay more and get less than XP.

     

    Thanks again for you kind.

    Monday, August 11, 2008 3:13 PM
  • Searmsuk

     

    Just to be completely fair.

     

    The Windows Powertoys, such as the Image Resizer, were originally internal tools that the development teams at Microsoft wrote when they were testing code for Windows. They were never meant to be released to the general public. Someone got the idea that people might like these utilities, so they were released as a set of free utilities, by the developers.

     

    These Powertoys have never been supported by Microsoft and they have never been part of a standard installation of any version of Windows since the first set was released for Windows 95.

     

    The Old New Thing : The history of the Windows PowerToys:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2005/02/02/365432.aspx

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Monday, August 11, 2008 11:41 PM
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  • ^ ^ ^ Like he said.
    I'll toss out a recommendation for VSO Image Resizer.  Just as free as the old XP image resizer powertoy.
    And, as much as I liked it (the powertoy), I've actually found the VSO app to actually be a more powerful tool.  I likey.

    Oh, and, I'd like to thank you for starting this thread - it reminded me that I hadn't yet installed that (VSO) after I reinstalled the lappy.  Smile

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:45 AM
  • Chris

     

    Nice tool, thanks for the link.


     



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:57 AM
    Moderator
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    Yes i've test and use for a weeks it's ok,

    and thanks for every one who are hands-in this problem,

    So,Microsoft has a way out for my problem thank too.

    Thursday, August 14, 2008 7:03 AM
  • Searmsuk

     

    I'm happy you found a good solution.

     

    Enjoy your photos. 

     



    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Thursday, August 14, 2008 5:15 PM
    Moderator