Shrink Pic – Simple photo compression for the field

ShrinkPic

I should have written about this long ago when I first heard about it but unfortunately this blog did not exist back then.  A fine Dutch gentleman in Indonesia mentioned that I might try it as he found it worked splendidly over low bandwidth networks and indeed it does.  What is it?  Shrink Pic is a simple little app that floats around in the back of your machine bothering no one and only steps up when you email a photo to a friend or send it via IM.  Shrink Pic automatically compresses the image before the transfer and what normally takes minutes now takes seconds.  You don’t see it, it doesn’t bother you and, best of all, it is free.

I love those folks who make our lives easier for free.  Download it here.

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One response to “Shrink Pic – Simple photo compression for the field

  1. Hey, thanks for the tip! I use ShrinkPic now to compress pictures for my blog, after months of fiddling around with photo-editing software to manually compress/resize…
    ShrinkPic lets me drag a picture onto its window to automatically compress the original. Now typical 100-200 kb pictures come out just as good as 25 kb.. Reduces the download speed of the page a lot.

    So thanks for the tip!

    Peter

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