JQL Avatar Sizer
Avatar Sizer is Free and you can download
Avatar Sizer here.
There are times when you need just the right tool to do the job. Avatar
Sizer is that tool.
Avatar Sizer has been designed to make images smaller, quickly and extremely
easily. No mess, no fuss!
Creating your Avatar is done using an easy to use Wizard type interface.
The Wizard guides you, step by step, through the whole process:
- Select the image
- set the maximum size
- press "Next >>" and your Avatar is created
- Save your Avatar.
It doesn't get much easier than that!
Avatar Sizer automatically sorts out the "Aspect Ratio" of the
image and uses "Smooth Resizing" to make your Avatar look as
good as the original image, only smaller.
You can see that Avatar Sizer produces excellent results even when displayed
at half it's normal size (click on the image on the left to open it full
The Avatar in the image on the left was produced from an 8.5" x 11" water
colour of Ullswater in the English Lake District. The Avatar has been resized
to fit 102 pixels x 102 pixels.
You can download Avatar
Notes on Avatar Sizer
- Avatar Sizer is extremely simple to use.
- Avatar Sizer is designed to resize images not to edit them.
- There is no upper limit to the size of image you can turn into an Avatar.*
- The Avatar you create can be any size from 1x1 pixels up to a maximum
of 150x150 pixels, so it will be suitable for virtually all Forums, IMs
- The Aspect Ratio of the image is retained when the image is resized.
- Images smaller than the "Maximum Width and Height" are not
resized (i.e. they are not enlarged).
- Avatar Sizer uses "Smooth Resizing". This makes the Avatar
image look very similar to the original, just smaller. Avatar Sizer may
even make some Avatars look better than the original image.
- You can resize and save any number of images (use the "<< Prev" button
to resize another image).*
- The resulting Avatar file can be saved as a JPG or a GIF. The default
- Avatar Sizer will resize the following types of images:
- Jpegs (JPG)
- GIFs (GIF)
- Bitmaps (BMP)
- Windows Meta Files (WMF)
- Enhanced Meta Files (EMF)
- Icons (ICO)
- GIFs with transparent backgrounds are catered for and you can turn
the transparency on or off.
- If you resize an animated GIF only the first image of the animation
is saved, the rest are discarded. So, make sure the first image
is the one you want and that you save the Avatar with a different
- Avatar Sizer is Free for personal use. Though, in order that we can
develop Avatar Sizer further, a donation would
be greatly appreciated.
- As of version 188.8.131.52 Avatar Sizer now comes complete with a Help file
and Manual (in Adobe PDF format).
- You must ensure you have the rights to use an image before
resizing or using it.
- The current version of Avatar Sizer is 184.108.40.206.
* The only limits are the capabilities of your computer.
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows 98 SE
- Windows ME
- Windows NT 4 (Service Pack 6)
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP (Home & Professional)
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- CPU Type and Speed: 266MHz or faster
- Memory: 32MB or larger
- Graphics: 640x480x16bit or better
- Audio: Not Required
- Printer: Not Required
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Avatar?
An Avatar is a small image used in Forums, Mobile Phones, Instant Messenger
programs (IMs), PDAs etc. to identify yourself or your contacts.
In Forums Avatars, are usually displayed to the left of your post, directly
beneath your Username.
In IMs, Mobile Phones, PDAs etc. Avatars are used to show your caller a graphical
representation of who they are talking to and/or, as part of the phonebook/address
What else can I use Avatar Sizer for?
Avatar Sizer can be used wherever you require a small image. For example
in a report, in an essay, in a web page, in a CD or DVD cover. The list
is nearly endless.
Can any image be made into an Avatar?
In theory, Yes! Provided you have the rights to use the
image and the image you have is one of the ones Avatar Sizer can handle (see
the Notes for valid types), you can turn it into an Avatar.
So, for example, if you've taken a picture with your digital camera or camera
phone, you can turn it into an Avatar.
What is the derivation of the word Avatar?
(noun) chiefly Hinduism a deity appearing in bodily form on earth. - ORIGIN
Sanskrit, ‘descent’. In computing,
an image which represents you in online games, chat rooms etc.
Where can I download Avatar Sizer?
You can download it here.