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Shrink Pic with Proper Vista Support

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

We’ve finally released Shrink Pic with support for Internet Explorer and Outlook.

A nasty bug, caused by Explorer’s privacy mode (which is a pretty good thing by itself) caused Shrink Pic not to kick in.

Another bug, which some of you might have noticed (and many reported) was crashing Outlook. Yes, Shrink Pic sadly crashed Outlook when running on Vista.

Well, all these problems are part of history now. Shrink Pic 1.7 runs perfectly on IE7, IE8, Firefox 2, Firefox 3, Opera, and a host of other programs. It runs the same on Windows XP and Vista, regardless of security settings.

Get it while it’s hot. Visit our download page.

What’s planned next for Shrink Pic?

The next version of Shrink Pic is going to speak more than just English. We’re localizing it to a host of languages. I’ll write about it when it’s ready.

Take Shrink Pic With You When Traveling

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Do you like to send home photos when going on vacation?
Shrink Pic 1.6 makes it especially easy!

Shrink Pic 1.6

Shrink Pic now fully supports portable mode. This means, it can run without being installed. Shrink Pic can copy itself to any USB memory, including your digital camera or a memory stick.

Then, you can run it on any PC without installing. After it finishes running, it saves its setting back to the USB memory and leaves no trace behind.

To use this new feature:

  1. Start Shrink Pic.
  2. Connect a Flash drive to the PC (your digital camera is one too).
  3. Click on File->Copy to Flash Drive.

Shrink Pic shortcut

You’re done. Now, when you connect that camera or flash drive to any PC, you’ll find a shortcut for Shrink Pic on it. Double click on the shortcut and Shrink Pic starts, running directly from the flash drive.

Any photos you attach by email or upload (like uploads to your Yahoo! or Google album) will automatically resize. Sending photos will be about 20 times faster than for the full size photos (so you’ll have more time to enjoy your trip and lower Internet Cafe bills).

Shrink Pic is free for any personal or commercial use (provided it’s left intact). Use our download page to get it.

Shrink Pic 1.5 with Vista Mail support

Friday, August 1st, 2008

We just released Shrink Pic 1.5, which now also supports Vista Mail. If you’ve been using Shrink Pic on Windows XP and can’t use it after moving to Vista Mail, this upgrade is for you!

Also included in this version is the ability to control JPEG compression quality. This value determines the trade-off between size and image quality. Setting it to 0 would produce very poor images, but also tiny (about 10Kbyte). Setting it to 100 would produce excellent photos, but too large. The default value is 85, yielding good photo quality and small sizes.

You’re more than welcome to download Shrink Pic. It’s completely free.

You probably like getting smaller photos by email, do you? Then, tell the world about Shrink Pic. If you’re running a blog, post an entry about it!

Finally, Shrink Pic with Vista Support

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

We know, it took us a while, but it’s finally here.
The new update to Shrink Pic (version 1.4.1) runs fine under Windows Vista (and thanks to the folks at Microsoft who made it such an interesting experience for us).

You can grab it from our download page.

* Please note: To properly run, Shrink Pic must start with administrative capabilities. Depending on your security settings, it might ask you for permission just once, or every time you rebooot.

A handy addition for your Internet Cafe software

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Shrink Pic – our free photo resize program – can make a real difference in your Internet Cafe.
Every day, you have travelers, backpackers and business men from all over the world downloading their photos and sending them home. After all, who doesn’t like to share his photos with friends and family – as soon as they can?

Well, that’s very nice, but the upload bandwidth you’ve got just isn’t right for this usage. Too many people uploading Megabytes of digital photos, from Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo! accounts, just isn’t making the surfing any faster for anyone else.

Shrink Pic – our digital photo resize program can make a real difference. Just install it, and you’re done. Your visitors don’t need to do anything special when they send their photos. They can still attach them to emails and send normally, without doing anything different. Shrink Pic detects when they send those photos and resizes them in the background. Now, instead of sending huge files, each photo takes about 100Kbyte – that’s like any other text email that they send.

Shrink Pic is completely free. It doesn’t cost anything, and doesn’t contain any advertisements or third party ‘add ons’. It’s really free. You can download it from Shrink Pic’s download page.