Archive for May, 2009

Resize Photos Fast

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

1X1With Picture Resizer, you can resize your photos quickly, without even opening a program!  Picture Resizer is a free application for Windows that allows you to drag and drop a JPG image or a whole folder with JPG images to resize.  Whether you need to resize images to post to a Web page, blog, PowerPoint or Blackboard course, this tool is incredibly helpful and simple to use.

  1. Download the PhotoResize400.exe application to your desktop.
  2. Drag and drop JPG files or a whole folder with JPG images onto the PhotoResize.400.exe icon on your desktop.photo_resize.jpg
  3. Your JPG images will be resized and copies will be saved next to the original.  The names will be the same as the originals and will contain a suffix indicating their sizes.  By default, 400 is the size of output pictures.  To change the size of output pictures rename the PhotoResize400.exe application by replacing the 400 with a different number.

Hide Desktop Clutter with Dusty

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

If you frequently clutter your Windows desktop with unused applications, then you might want to give Dusty a try. Dusty, a free application for Windows, simulates “dust” to cover items that you are not using on your desktop and taskbar.   The longer you are working in an application you will notice that unused elements on your display become more hidden.  A neat feature is that if you collapse a window, you can see an imprint, just like a when you pick up a book that has been sitting on a dusty table.  Even if you don’t find Dusty to be useful at all, it’s very easy to use and fun to try out. There is a limitation though, it was designed to work with Windows XP and 2000; it does not work properly with Windows Vista or Windows 7.


What is Dusty

How to use