Simple image adjustment software needed

  Pineman100 18:58 12 Jul 2006

My old dad (91!) has recently taught himself to use a computer at a basic level. He now wants to be able to adjust the size and resolution of digital images, to make them suitable for printing out. For example, a digital camera will often take a jpeg of perhaps 60cm x 80cm at 72 dpi - he wants to change this to 10cm x 15cm at 300 dpi.

He has been offered Photoshop Elements, which would of course do the job, but it's far too complicated for him.

Can anyone please recommend a simple, basic package that will do this job, and is very easy to use? Freeware would be good, but I don't mind paying for something that is just right.

Many thanks for any suggestions.

  VoG II 19:01 12 Jul 2006

What about Irfanview click here

Image > Resize/Resample

  Forum Editor 19:11 12 Jul 2006

One of the Internet's best kept secrets:-

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It's free, and it's superb. I think it would fit the bill perfectly.

  MAJ 19:18 12 Jul 2006

Don't forget "The Gimp". click here

File > Open............ Image > Print Size.

  Simsy 19:56 12 Jul 2006

and given that simplicity is a requirement, I'd go for Irfanview, if it really is just for resizing, or Ulead PhotoExpress...

When I first had a PC I had PhotoExpress2, and about a year ago version 4 was free on a coverdisc. It was a big improvement on version 2 and very easy, with "auto" fixing options.

I see from the Ulead website that it's now on version 6.

Worth downloading a trial so you can judge for yourself how easy/suitable it is.

Good luck,



  Simsy 20:00 12 Jul 2006

PhotoExpress v4 was on the Sept 2005 coverdisc of PCAdvisor.

You have to register to get the serial number, for free.

Good luck,



  ROYSTERO 20:21 12 Jul 2006

Picasa as FE says.Easy and excellent results.

  Pineman100 18:40 13 Jul 2006

Plenty for me to browse through there - I'll try everything and show me old Dad the easiest ones, to see which he prefers.

Thanks very much for your help.

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