Interface. Resizing settings
Settings area is located in the right part of a working area. That’s where a user is supposed to deal with all the related configurations, such as choosing a profile, resolution settings, saving method. Here there is the information about size of the output files on comparing to the size of the initial ones as well. The chosen configurations will be applied to all the files in the queue.
Start with choosing a preset profile. The program offers several presets suitable for working with different devices and screen definitions, and also for some specific tasks: for example, the “Email” profile prepare the images for the most comfortable their sending via email; “Desktop” profile gives your photos the right size to set them as desktop wallpaper; “320x200” profile is perfect for creating very small images (avatars of all kinds), and HD 1080p and HD 720p should be chosen when working with HD images.
There is also a “Manual” profile that should be used to specify custom parameters depending on exact demands. Besides, it is possible to apply the chosen settings only for one of the parameters (width or height). Read more about it in the “Manual resolution configuration” section of this manual. To choose a needed profile, just click on a corresponding field and choose a profile from a dropdown list. When the profile is chosen, width and height’s values will be displayed in the corresponding boxes down below. If a user is trying to change one of these values of a preset profile, it will be changed to “Manual” automatically.
Manual resolution configuration
If the “Manual” profile is chosen, user is allowed to set the necessary values for “Width” and “Height” manually. In case “Keep original aspect ratio” option is chosen, the sizes of output files would fit in into a rectangle which size is “Width”x”Height”.
To adapt all the images to an equal width or height, simply uncheck a box for a value that should not be used (for example, to make all your images 100pxl high, type in “100” in the “Height” field and uncheck the “Width” box).
Keep original aspect ratio
Oftentimes, users neglect keeping the original aspect ratio unchanged. As a result, images get distorted and impossible to use. To avoid that, check the “Keep original aspect ratio” box and all the output images will maintain their original ratio “Width”:”Height”. If the box is unchecked, the program will resize the image according to the chosen parameters (in this case, it can be stretched or compressed if the proportions differ from the preset ones).
Vertical images recognition
Working with vertical images, check the “Vertical images recognition” box in the resizing settings section. In this case, the program will detect vertical images and apply the reverse settings for “Width” and “Height” values automatically (default parameters of Icecream Image Resizer are meant for horizontal images).
Output folder and output file name
Once all the settings are configured, specify the output folder for resized images. IceСream Image Resizer offers the following options:
--Same folder + prefix mini. Choosing this option, the program saves the output files in a folder that contains the original image. The output file obtains prefix “mini” automatically. Thus, finding resized images on the computer is very simple. For example, if the original file’s name is “1.jpg”, the output file would be called “mini_1.jpg”.
-- Subfolder. In this case, a new output file will be saved in a subfolder created in a folder that contains the original file. The name of the subfolder will look like this: resized_widthXheight. For example, by choosing the «Email» preset with 1024x768 parameters, the subfolder will be named as “resized_1024x768”.
--Choose folder. After choosing this option, you will see Windows explorer that allows choosing any needed location on the computer. Once it’s chosen, press “OK”.
N.B: if the selected folder is the same folder that contains the original file, the program would create a file named as “resized_filename”. For example, if the input file name is 1.jpg, the output file would be called “resized_1.jpg”.
There is a “Result size” line under the resizing settings window. This value may change as adding new files and changing the settings because it indicates the sizes of input and output files. In other words, the program will calculate the difference between input and output files’ sizes depending on the chosen settings.