Monday, October 16th, 2006

pic resize 2.0: crop, resize, blur

Category: Showcase

Pic Resize 2.0 has been released today. Pic Resize is another web based tool to help you munge your images.

Once uploaded, you can crop, resize, and add a set of effects to the image.

picresize edit

There is also a multiimage edit mode that lets you simply add a set of files, and batch resize them. So many applications get wrong multiple file selection, yet here it just works.

picresize multi image

Personally I would like a batch rotator option. I always end up having to rotate my vertical photos so that is something I really like to be able to do in batch.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:50 am

2.9 rating from 28 votes


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Pretty heavy tables-for-layout code on a “2.0” site. ;) The uploading portion is fairly well-done, but it might be helpful if they started uploading images (ie. a queue) right after you begin selecting when doing multi-upload cases. Take advantage of the time being spent selecting images, and so on. That part seemed to break for me (FF 2)

Comment by Scott Schiller — October 16, 2006

I don’t think using tables makes a site any less Web 2.0. Web 2.0 isn’t a phrase to describe table-less development but an almagamation of social interaction built upon a set of technology that helps to promote that social interaction. Ajax, DHTML, CSS and (X)HTML all are used to do that but there’s nothing set in stone that you have to use all of those technologies to make a “Web 2.0” site. If thats the case, then I guess MySpace, NetFlix, Goowy, or Wallup aren’t “Web 2.0” either.

Comment by Rey Bango — October 16, 2006

I should clarify my snide remark. ;)

Given Web 2.0 has been described as “getting it right the second time”, from a developer perspective, I see that as also including developing sites using standards-based technologies, trying to formalize the development process a bit (terms such as “front-end engineer” moreso than “web developer” being used these days,) and following best practices.

Avoiding tables for layout is just one example of a set of best practices which any modern (and in my mind, especially “2.0”-labeled) site should use. If you’re doing cool new stuff with technology, why not use the sharpest tools and best practices?

Following web standards and best practices isn’t a requirement for success (features, ease-of-use etc.,) but are not mutually exclusive from success – and from a technical standpoint, standards-based sites get more geek cred. The “XHTML revolution” of past years speaks to this: The CSS Zen Garden is one outstanding example.

Comment by Scott Schiller — October 16, 2006

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Very cool application! One thing that breaks the flow is the loading pop-up!!! Why is there a pop-up? Why not use something like a lightbox or just a DIV that contains a small GIF or Flash-Animation that gets visible after clicking the upload button?

Just my optinion :)

Comment by Jentgen Georges — October 16, 2006

If you want batch rotating, you should give Twango a try. You can select a bunch of thumbnails, either using CTRL/SHIFT keys or doing a marquee highlight, and then right-click for the option to rotate left or right. Pretty cool. :)

Comment by Don — October 16, 2006

That loading popup is a strange idea, not what I’d use :S

Comment by Matt Oakes — October 16, 2006

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Pingback by thespaceopera » Blog Archive » links for 2006-10-16 — October 16, 2006

Any1 knows if there is any similar open source app for doing something similar, or even in a limited functionality, and/or what type of backend these sites are using, imagemagick or something more robust??


Comment by Ran Bar-On — October 16, 2006

Hardly anything noteworthy. Until they start applying matrices to render some cool filters (I’ve seen this somewhere, otherwise that’s how photoshop does it), it’s just not worth it.

Comment by Peter Goodman — October 16, 2006

great tool. Google uses a few features like crop n resize already..

Comment by Google Logs — October 17, 2006

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Pingback by rxbbx - news, gadgets and other fun stuff » Pic Resize 2.0 — October 17, 2006

Is there a way to do this on the client side, without uploading the image ?

Comment by forum — October 17, 2006


Comment by jft — October 17, 2006

Lol, jft.

PS – Irfanview. Love it love it love it. Go see.

Comment by Pi — October 23, 2006

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