Speedy is my Mac name. Efficiency is my game. I’m constantly on the lookout for Mac apps the do whatever they do a little faster, a little easier, and are less expensive.
It’s a treat to find a Mac app that does all three. iResize is a simple Mac app that does what you think it does. It resizes images. It’s fast. It’s free. And it will bring back memories of Mac OS 9.
Blast Of The Past
As much as I love the Mac, my left brain tendencies get in the way of organizing my Mac’s screen so I don’t particularly care for apps that have multiple palettes or multiple windows.
Neat and tidy is the preference. iResize is not. Yet, even for me, it works.
What you get with iResize is an app that looks like a throwback to 1998, pre Mac OS X, with all the flavor of Mac OS 9.
One window holds the image. One window holds the tools. One window holds the stack of images you want to batch resize, compress, or do whatever. Three windows.
The main window holds the image or photo.
Easy enough, right? Click the Resize All button and all the images you selected get resized. Where are those images? They’re contained in yet another floating window.
It’s all drag and drop. No Open dialog box. Just drag an image or folder of images from your Desktop to the Image List window.
What about controls?
That requires yet another floating window; a palette of controls for resizing, compressing, changing file names, etc.
All these windows are nuts, but I acknowledge that many Mac users prefer multiple windows and palettes of tools to accomplish their work.
iResize works and is priced right (especially on a per-window basis).
It batch resizes and compresses hundreds of images or photos with a single click.
And it does more. It will rename and sequentially number the images, even adding some user-prescribed text at the end of the file name.
Images can be rotated, too, and iResize reads in EXIF data from photographs.
iResize is a quick, nearly painless way to batch resize, alter, compress, and rename a large number of images. It’s what you get for free. There are no image enhancement tools, no color tools, nothing but the basics.