Zip & Resize Photos
As the name of this software application implies, Zip & Resize Photos allows you to compress your pictures and resize them. But you can make other image adjustments as well.
The interface of the tool looks cluttered at a first glance, but Zip & Resize Photos is actually pretty simple to work with. Photographs can be imported by using either the file browser or 'drag and drop' functionality. Working with multiple items at the same time is possible.
So, you can resize, rotate and crop images, remove the red eye effect, as well as adjust the brightness, saturation, temperature and saturation levels.
In addition, you can insert a text or image watermark, zoom in and out, and apply filters - unsharp masking, luma equalizing, range equalizing, smoothing, or noise removing.
Skilled users can make the app maintain EXIF information, metadata and text comments, change the image resolution, set an interval for integrity marks, and enable maximum optimization mode, among others.
From the 'Program Preferences' area you can select the method to create emails with attached images, adjust the compression engine's priority level, and customize the interface (e.g. default image window size and image scale).
The graphic editing tool runs on a moderate amount of system resources, has a good response time and contains user documentation. We have not come across any problems during our tests; Zip & Resize Photos did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. First-time users needs some time to get accustomed to the app's features.