ImageSmaller is available for free from the Windows App Store.
Features of ImageSmaller for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1:
When you install and launch the ImageSmaller app on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device, you will be presented with the main interface of the app itself which looks like the below screenshot.
To add images for optimization, simply click on the Folder button at the top left of the screen, and you will be presented with the file explorer from where you can navigate and choose the folder that you wish to add. Once you have chosen the folder, all the images inside it will appear in the main interface of the app, and they will be ready for optimization. In the below screen, you can choose to optimize all images at once, or you can also choose to optimize certain individual images by clicking only on their thumbnails. By default, all the images will be selected for optimization.
You can specify the maximum width and the maximum height for the images at the bottom. You can also set the maximum file size, and this will allow you to greatly compress the images. I chose 50 KB as the maximum file size for the images. You can also choose to leave the image’s EXIF data or to remove it, and once all these options have been configured, all you have to do is to click on the start button. You can choose to replace the original images or otherwise. I went with the latter. On clicking the Start button, I was presented with a confirmation dialog.
Clicking OK above will begin the optimization process. Once the optimization has been completed, you can navigate to the folder that you had added, and you will be able to see a new folder inside it which will be called Resized. This will, of course happen only if you have selected not to replace the originals. If you have chosen to replace the originals, then there will be no new folder, and all your original images will be replaced with the optimized ones. You can see the new folder of resized images created on my system in the below screenshot.
The folder named Resized has the optimized images. The original image was 496 KB in size and looked like the below screenshot.
The optimized image, on the other hand was compressed to a tiny size of 47 KB, and as you can see, there is no major loss of detail. It’s merely been resized to the width and height that I specified.
TIP: You can choose to keep the original size of the image, and still compress it by setting the maximum file size.
You can see the compressed image in the below screenshot.
This basically concludes the main features of ImageSmaller in a nutshell. The tool is really powerful, and makes for a great download as it’s fully functional!
You can also check out our review of RIOT and this list of 5 free software to optimize images and reduce file size which will also help you to compress and resize your images!
ImageSmaller is a great app that you can easily download and install on your Windows 8 machine if you are looking forward to resizing and compressing your images to a smaller file size. The app works great on all Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices, and due to its small size and amazing functionality, I would say that this definitely deserves a 5 out of 5 rating!