April 12, 2008

Image Resizer PowerToy for Windows Vista

Remember that wonderful Image Resizer PowerToy Microsoft released for Windows XP? I have recreated it and now it will also work on Windows Visa! This is an incredibly useful tool that allows you to mass-resize images just by right-clicking on them. Click here to download Image Resizer PowerToy for Windows Vista. Enjoy!

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Anonymous said...

Didn't work at all, is it a problem that I am using Vista 64 bit?

Brice said...

Yes, and I'm currently working on a solution

Unknown said...

Any update as to a 64 bit version of this powertoy?

Brice said...

I just released version 1.0 a few days ago; is it still not working?

Also, please report bugs and feature requests on the project's tracker page.

Unknown said...

is 1.0 is on the link above, then no it does not appear in the menu when you right click. Thank you for the speedy response!! That was VERY unexpected and GREATLY appreciated!

Brice said...

Yeah, the way I did the shell integration is fundamentally flawed and is not guarenteed to work.

In version 1.0, I have added an alternative interface that can also be used. There should be a shortcut in the Programs menu to an application titled Image Resizer. I tried to make it as user friendly as possible by supporting drag-and-drop and making it act as much like Windows Explorer as possible.

I know this is a crappy fix, but unless I re-write the entire application in a different programming language, it is the only fix.

If the new application doesn't work in 64 bit mode, please let me know so I can get it fixed as soon as possible.

Also, I would suggest maybe restarting your computer or reinstalling the application if you still have hope on the shortcut menu.

Unknown said...

Works a treat for me, and I'm using Vista Ultimate 64bit.

I'd like to know if the source is available though? I doubt it, but as I had a go at a similar thing myself a while back but couldn't get some of the context menu stuff sorted, I'd like to see how it was done.

Is the source available?

Brice said...

Of course the source is available. You can get it at http://sourceforge.net/projects/phototoysclone by either downloading the .zip file or using the subversion repository.

Brice said...

Here is the class that handles the shell integration.