While there are a lot of people out there who have photo/graphics editing software like Photoshop or The Gimp (my personal fave because it’s free!), there are a lot of people out there who don’t. And sometimes, even those of us who do, simply want to do something simple like resize an existing graphic or photo quickly and easily. For cases like this, there are a couple of websites that will let you resize and edit graphics online, for free!
Resizepic.com: This is a really simple site if all you want to do is resize a graphic or photo. If you know the dimensions you want your new graphic or photo to be, just click on “choose file” in the Image Resizer, and browse through the files on your computer to find the one you want to resize. Enter the width and height you want your new image to be in the next two boxes (Width/Height) and click “resize image.” That’s it.
shrinkpictures.com: Shrink Pictures is also very easy to use, and has step-by-step instructions to alter your graphic or photo in a number of ways. In addition to resizing your graphic or photo, you can also change it to grayscale or sepia, and set the quality of the graphic. There is a handy dandy video tutorial on the site, and they even have a new Facebook Image Resizer available.
Photobucket.com: A lot more robust, but still offering a free solution, Photobucket not only allows you to resize images, but also host photos, create slide shows and a lot more. You will need to open an account to use their free services, and they offer paid accounts as well. All you need is the free account to do the things mentioned above. There is a tab in the navigation on Photobucket’s main page that allows you to upload your images. Just sign up for a free account and log in. Then click on “start uploading” and either drag and drop your photos from your computer or use the browse button to find the one(s) you want. Once you have selected the files you want, hit upload and they will upload to your album. Then, once your photos are uploaded to an album, you’ll have the option to resize (there are some great preset resizing options available), rotate and even send your image to email.