Light Image Resizer – Version History


What’s new in version 6

  • Extend to square mode makes the image rectangular by adding blurred content (for Instagram) (sample image)
  • Create animated GIFs from separate images with several transition effects (sample image)
  • Rename action to just rename image files without changing content
  • Manual visual crop for added images (sample image)
  • Background removal (powered by remove.bg)
  • Metadata customization: select which metadata to keep, or remove, or even override (for text based values) (sample image)
  • New collage templates for stunning layouts (sample gallery)
  • …and other improvements

For full list of changes see below…


Light Image Resizer – 6.0.0.18 – Built 2019-11-07

FIXED:

  • load fallback for Fuji raw files (.RAF) from newer cameras did not work
  • installer was unable to close the application while update form was showing

Light Image Resizer – 6.0.0.16 – Built 2019-10-22

NEW:

  • added option “Expand image to background size” for background removal

FIXED:

  • loading of WebP images could fail on systems without codec
  • there could be duplicates when using “Save as” and choosing to overwrite an existing profile
  • background could be scaled incorrectly with remove.bg, not filling the image
  • effects were applied before removing background, which could lead to unexpected results
  • background removal options were not checked before preview
  • fit to window was not applied if preview was reloaded with different dimensions

Light Image Resizer – 6.0.0.14 – Built 2019-10-10

FIXED:

  • message “Please enter a valid resolution” could appear when leaving one dimension empty (wildcard)
  • some settings were not kept when changing collage preview
  • drag & drop to collage form was not working
  • animated GIF could produce empty output
  • background removal only used preview size

IMPROVED:

  • don’t stretch images larger than original size by default when fitting to window

Light Image Resizer – 6.0.0.10 – Built 2019-09-25

NEW:

  • added mode “Extend to square” which adds blurred content to make the image rectangular
  • added action to create animated GIF from input files
  • rename action to just rename files without changing image contents
  • more layout templates for collage
  • drop target area to easily add files by drag & drop (can be enabled in settings)
  • manual crop by right-clicking an image in the list
  • images in listview can be re-ordered manually by dragging
  • dynamic watermark text color (image’s average color or complementary color)
  • round edges option (see Effects)
  • Background removal powered by remove.bg (see respective tab)
  • added output format “Icon (.ico)”
  • background color for preview window can be changed via right-click menu
  • select which metadata values to keep or remove, text based values can also be replaced
  • auto-detect width and height when creating new profile with dimensions in name (like “Photos 800×600”)
  • JPEG compression can be optimized to create smaller files (see Optimization tab)
  • colors can now be entered as HTML color values (for background or watermark text colors)
  • default action for close button when processing has finished can be changed (see Settings, Process tab)
  • save as for profiles (via “…” icon), to save current changes under different name

FIXED:

  • preview is not updated when replacement color is changed in settings
  • embedded thumbnails were not updated when copying metadata
  • crash or error when resizing 1bit image and output is PDF
  • relative paths for collage filename did not work
  • unit could be set to something else than pixels for collage in some cases
  • preview for collage was showing normal preview after collage window, which could lead to crashes
  • custom format for %CreationDate% and %ModificationDate% watermark tags was not working
  • error could occur when trying to backup raw files with action set to “Replace original”

IMPROVED:

  • images are now kept untouched if size is set to 100% and no other effects are applied
  • workaround for some 3rd party shell extensions where files could not be loaded by drag & drop
  • combined PDF creation is way faster now using multi-threading
  • changes to image list in collage window are now reflected in main image list
  • accept path with filename for /Dest parameter and set output format accordingly
  • command line switch “/OptionsPage” can be used to go to options page
  • a folder can now be dropped on the destination box to insert its path
  • support for EXIF date tags located in wrong IFD section for watermark text (some Samsung devices)
  • keep zoomed view rectangle when updating preview

Older changes…