Jan 02

Does anyone know of a photo app for mac that will show you a preview of what your file will look like after it is saved?

I want to write an article on how to save an image to use on a webpage…

For this you need to save an image as a jpeg, but it needs to be as small as it can be without affecting the viewing quality.

I use photoshop for this. There is  a function called ‘save for web’.  You can choose the jpeg quality (on a slider from 0% to 100%) and on the screen you see a preview of what the image will look like after it is saved at that quality. So you can slide the slider to the lowest setting while making sure the  image still looks OK.

It’s overkill to buy Photoshop for just that one feature!  Even photoshop Elements is $85.

So I’m looking for a free app that simply saves an image as a jpeg but gives a preview first. I’ve just downloaded about 10 free photo re-sizing apps but none of them show a live preview.

Does anyone know of a photo app for mac that will show you a preview of what your file will look like after it is saved? If so leave a comment below!

Wayne

 

3 Responses to “HELP: I’m after a simple free photo resizing app with preview…”

  1. Aydın says:

    I am using “resizeit” and quite happy with it. It’s a free apllicatin that you can find here:

    http://resizeit.en.softonic.com/mac

  2. Hi. I skimmed over this, and I can tell you straight up that you need a PNG file for your website. PNG files do not mess so much with the resolution, but shrink the actual file size. It’s the best for web hosting as does not take up much space. I always use PNGs on the web when it’s an option- but I’ll save my JPG and TIFF files as well.

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