Zoetermeer, Netherlands – VeprIT today is excited to announce Resize Sense 2.0.0, a new generation of their flexible batch image processing solution for Mac OS X. A Macworld Gem 2012 recipient, Resize Sense allows users to resize, crop, straighten, rotate, flip, edit metadata, and rename many images simultaneously. Version 2.0.0 introduces a redesigned resizing and cropping engine which offers more flexibility and the ability to perform more tasks in a single batch operation. With a significantly redesigned interface for more ease-of-use, Resize Sense has added a number of often requested features including a new resizing type defining the maximum output file size on disk, improved GUI, and other improvements.
* Resizing based on the required geometric size, megapixel count, or maximum file size.
* Flexible and customized resizing options
* Manual per-image, per-preset crop and straighten adjustment
* Single step to crop and resize
* Custom size and saving presets
* Batch image cropper and straightener functionality
* Batch image format converter functionality
* Batch file renaming functionality
* Batch image transformations
* Preview live final image
* Simple, intuitive, and conveniently clear user interface
* 40 traditional presets available
* PDF User Guide available
Resize Sense is able to significantly automate image processing tasks. For example, using custom size and saving presets, a user can easily perform the following tasks in a single batch operation: resize many images at once, each to several different sizes, and save them in various formats and with different filename patterns.
When defining the final image size requirements, users can set the exact output image dimensions, fit the original image (or its cropped part) inside a box, specify the longest or shortest edge, configure the required megapixel count, or limit the output file size in bytes. Alternatively, they can only crop if resizing is not necessary.
Resize Sense provides the user with autonomy in a host of scenarios including what to do if the image aspect ratio changes. The user can crop, deform or add borders to the image. If the image is too small for the requested size, Resize Sense can enlarge, extend the canvas, skip, or keep the original. During the edit process, Resize Sense also provides a live final image preview which reflects how the final image will look after cropping, extending with borders, distorting, etc.
Resize Sense makes it possible to combine batch operation with manual cropping and straightening. The user can crop and straighten any image manually and the cropped part will be resized as required. Resize Sense makes it possible to bulk-crop several images manually by synchronizing the crop & straighten settings between images.
Another feature of Resize Sense is the ability to store custom size configurations and saving settings (i.e. output file naming and format) as presets. With the custom presets defined, the user can save every image in several sizes at once, each with its own file format and specified filename pattern. It is possible to save into one output folder (and possibly replicate the original directory structure) or at the original location.
Additionally, Resize Sense enables users to utilize any text, along with pre-defined tokens, to generate the output filename including image information, such as size and metadata fields. Options, such a JPEG quality, can also be configured while formatting the output image.
J. Glenn Künzler, Managing Editor at MacTrast declares, “What’s beautiful about Resize Sense is that the layout is so simple that anyone can use it, regardless of their computing experience. All of the tools and functions are right in front of you, and easy to identify and use. There is practically no room for confusion. From a design standpoint, I’ve rarely seen better – it even supports full-screen mode for those of you that prefer to work outside the scope of multiple windows.” He adds, “It is rare that I ever come across a piece of software that I find so immediately intuitive – and Resize Sense achieves that without sacrificing any features or functionality. I’ll be using this to resize my images for the forseeable future, and highly recommend it to anyone who frequently edits or adjusts large numbers of photos or images.” (17 Jan 2013)
“There are many batch image resizers around.” says Dr. Demid Borodin, VeprIT founder and Resize Sense developer. “However, when using them, we constantly came across needs they could not serve. For example, it’s great to be able to align the crop rectangle to the left/top, but we often required more, such as a manual cropping control for specific images. Sometimes cropping is not the preferred solution when the image aspect ratio changes. Deforming or canvas extension does a better job. After we were unable to find a solution flexible enough to serve all our needs, we decided to create our own application.”
“We have also built on this concept of keeping things as simple and straightforward as possible by creating Resize Sense’s companion flexible batch watermarking utility application, Watermark Sense,” Borodin adds. “The two applications are mutually integrated to act as a single application if needed. Together they form a flexible and efficient image processing toolset for web publishing and for those who need to obtain top quality results quickly and easily.”
New in Resize Sense 2.0.0:
Resize Sense 2.0.0 introduces a redesigned resizing and cropping engine which offers even more flexibility than before, can perform more tasks in a single batch operation. It also adds a number of features often requested by users, and presents a significantly improved user interface. In more detail:
* A new highly requested feature: resizing to achieve the required maximum output file size on disk (in bytes).
* Any cropping task can now be performed together with resizing, in a single step. Crop aspect ratio can be defined separately with all resizing types except the first two, that naturally restrict it. The cropped part plays the role of the original image when resizing.
* There is no limitation on how small the cropped part can go, unless you choose not to save images that are too small for the requested size. If the cropped part is smaller than the requested size, it will behave just as a small original image.
* Preview now shows either the final image or the original with a cropped part, as the user prefers.
* When saving, it is now possible to replicate the original directory structure, starting from a defined location.
* Use image IPTC/EXIF metadata in the saved file names.
* Files can be renamed within the application.
* Bulk-edit image resolution in the Info panel.
* Significantly redesigned user interface, more convenient and clear.
* PDF User Guide available within the application.
* Other minor improvements.
* Bug fixes, mostly for OS X Lion.
To thank the users who supported the initial development, this upgrade is free.
* OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
Pricing and Availability:
Resize Sense 2.0.0 is only $19.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. Licenses for Resize Sense may also be purchased on the application’s website. A free trial version (which adds a watermark to saved images) is also available on the website.
Based in Zoetermeer, Netherlands, VeprIT was founded in 2011 by Dr. Demid Borodin and Dr. Olga Kleptsova. VeprIT develops image processing software for Mac and iOS devices. VeprIT aims at achieving the greatest possible flexibility, while hiding all the complexity behind a very simple and intuitive user interface. VeprIT also offers custom software development and consulting services focusing on Mac OS, iOS, and embedded systems. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2014 VeprIT. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.