Fantastic Tool For Bloggers
Here and again I am impressed with a tool so slick that I feel it deserves its own blog post. You are reading such a post about such a tool.
One of the most common challenges I come across when it comes to training new bloggers to add pictures to their articles is the whole resizing issue. Cameras provide novices with poster-sized images that simply will not do. In addition, most don't have a quick and easy solution to resize or crop images making them web-ready. I usually end up spending 30 minutes downloading, installing and training clients on irfanview. I have just come across the tool that will save us all time, training and headache.
PIXER.us is my new best friend. An AJAX, online solution for resizing, cropping, rotating, flipping, and effect editing. It works like a dream. Upload a picture from your harddrive, make desired changes in real-time, save back to harddrive. There is no software installation, no delay in editing and (apparently) no limit to the image size. I do see two very minor drawbacks: 1. Upload time depends on size of image (bandwidth issue); 2. You need to be online to do your editing.
PIXER.us gets a 10 for usability, convenience and solution.