Ever wanted to quickly crop or resize an image? If yes, then you probably tried online tools, because you didnâ€™t want to install anything. Iâ€™ve been installing some tools, but whatever I tried, it always resulted in endless loading or missing features.
So, what am I looking for then?
Iâ€™m looking for a quick solution to resize and crop. I need something to easily input the chosen dimensions or to freely select a crop area. It has to load instantly, take files or URLâ€™s, easy to use and somewhat nice to look at.
My top 3
||www.webresizer.com is a very quick and usable online resizer. Itâ€™s very easy to input the dimensions for resize or crop. As an extra bonus, the pictures are optimized to use less bandwidth without loosing quality. It even sharpens images.
||picturemaniac.com is only for cropping, but is very good at it. It’s lightning fast. If you are impatient, just like me, then this one is for you.
||www.fixpicture.org Does both cropping and resizing. Users can quickly choose a stardard size or input a custom size. As a bonus the app does some tweeking (contrast and sharpness). It can rotate and it allows users to change the output quality. Still this tool is fast.
I have made a small list of online tools I checked out today. There are many more, but the ones listed here are fairly common.
Preset crop: the ability to choose from a list of predefined cropping areaâ€™s
Free crop: the ability to draw a rectangle of the cropping area
Custom crop: the ability to input exact dimensions of the cropping area
Preset resize: the ability to choose from a list of predefined sizes
Free resize: the ability to skew or stretch freely with the mouse
Custom resize: the ability to input exact dimensions
Rotate: ability to rotate
Extra features: this indicates that it is possible to change the pictures, add effects or do other things
Upload image: the ability to upload an image from you harddisk (upload it to their servers)
Import URL: the ability to import the URL of an existing online image, they will download it for you into the application
Speed: This indicates how fast the program loads and operates (not counting the upload) good or bad
Quality: This indicates the resulting quality ( this needs to be checked further )
Usability: This indicates if the application is intuitive, logical, straight forward and easy to use
I selected one of the online apps that had a lot of features.
||www.picresize.com has many features, such as framing, adding text, painting, sharpening, rotating.. and resizing!!