Shrink Pic is an advanced Windows software solution that can compress sent photos automatically.
Once you launch the program, it monitors computer activity, email clients and instant messengers in particular, and detects whenever the user attempts to send a photo.
Based on pre-defined parameters, the program automatically compresses the picture and thus not only that reduces the overall transfer time, but it also uses less bandwidth.
The key role in this whole process is played by the configuration screen that allows you to play with all available settings.
For example, you can tweak compression level and choose from a total of four different options, high, medium, low and custom. If you go for the last one, you need to input the new resolution and the JPEG quality you wish to get.
The same window is being used to show a preview of the resizing process, but also to show photo compression statistics, such as processes items, total original file size and total compressed file size. Shrink Pic can handle JPG, BMP, PNG, TIF and GIF formats, with a dedicated option to convert all photos to JPG.
The good thing is that Shrink Pic doesn't hamper system performance at all and quietly runs in the background to take care of every photo you are about to send. Support for more image formats could help however.
All things considered, Shrink Pic is clearly a very helpful product and with a few improvements here and there, it could easily become one of the top apps in this particular software category.
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