Originally Posted by zeeforel
Hi to you all,
I need a good photo viewer & editor (only resizing or stronger compressing) for my 2MB photo files. What tool offers the best value for money at this moment?
It all depends on how many images you want to resize. If there're well over tens of them, you may want a batch-enabled one. Of the several available Pocket PC-based image viewers/editors, only (!) the free XnView
(read my quick review on the latest version here
) is able to do this. You can resize/reconvert in both Spb Imageer and Resco too, but not in batch mode, which makes the entire process very slow.
If you, however, use the desktop-based converter/resizer ActiveSync plug-in of Spb Imageer, everything will go just fine. This, however, requires having access to a desktop computer. (Which is not always the case in-the-field).
Alternatively, you may want to give a try to ImageMagick
if you choose to convert/resize images on the desktop, by using the command
FOR /R %%X IN (*.jpg) DO "C:\Program Files\ImageMagick-6.2.1-Q8\convert.exe" -quality 50 "%%X" "%%X"
You may also want to read my forthcoming article on Pocket PC image viewers
. I also discuss batching capabilities of them in it.