Compress Image Size On The Fly [Imaging Tools]
By on July 14th, 2008

Digital cameras have become a common place today, and sharing photos even more easier. But the fact that the image sizes are still quite large makes photo sharing a bit harder.

Imagine having to send several images that are more than 4-5Mb in size, and to top it the fact that most free email services do not allow attachments more than 20MB in size. So in order to send out 20 images you will have to compose 4 different mails. Agreed that there are several image sharing sites, but many people may be unaware about those or simply prefer to use images.

Shrink Pic is a free and handy utility that automatically compresses the image size on the fly when you send a email, while you share a photo using instant messengers or upload images to the Internet. Shrink Pic allows you to send dozens of photos as email attachments – quickly and with no effort at all!


Shrink Pic runs in the background monitoring images, when it detects that you are that you are sending a large image, it will create a temporary file and resize the images according to the settings you have chosen. There are several compression options you can choose which will help you reduce your photos.

We did give a try to Shrink Pic and saw little or not quality loss with the image, making it a perfect utility for us, since we deal with tons of images on a day to day basis and compressing them manually is quite a pain.

Supported Platforms for Shrink Pic

Shrink Pic works with several applications and browser, here is a complete list of applications that Shrink Pic supports.

Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera

Email Clients

  • Outlook
  • Outlook Express
  • Thunderbird
  • Eudora
  • Poco Mail
  • Incredimail

Instant Messaging

  • Skype
  • MSN Messenger

Overall looks like a great utility to have and a must have for anyone dealing with several images throughout the day.

Shrink Pic [Via Life Rocks]

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