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MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« on: June 17, 2008, 02:45:52 PM »
Before installing PS7 and upgrading to CS3 I would resize photos with the "Power toy" Image resizer from Microsoft...easy and quick to select the photo or photos, right click menu/resize image and select the size and "voila" done. Now if I try to use this little program it goes through the motions as if it is resizing but "does nothing" ???

Does anyone know of any conflicts between these programs? I am only getting this problem since installing PS7/CS3 ???

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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 02:53:32 PM »
It's jealous of the PS? Sorry, never heard of Power Toy.
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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 03:08:01 PM »
Before installing PS7 and upgrading to CS3 I would resize photos with the "Power toy" Image resizer from Microsoft...easy and quick to select the photo or photos, right click menu/resize image and select the size and "voila" done. Now if I try to use this little program it goes through the motions as if it is resizing but "does nothing" ???

Does anyone know of any conflicts between these programs? I am only getting this problem since installing PS7/CS3 ???

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A bit of a guess, but when you open up the image to edit is this now opening up in the Adobe image viewer rather than the Microsoft one?

If so, select a Jpeg -> Properties > General > Type of file - Opens with -> Change -> Select 'Windows Picture and Fax Viewer'

Worth a try...
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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 04:57:03 PM »
It's jealous of the PS? Sorry, never heard of Power Toy.

:lol: It's a group of "additions" - small handy progs - to use in Windows [XP... don't know about Vista?]

Thanks for the laugh winjeel :)

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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008, 05:03:20 PM »
Before installing PS7 and upgrading to CS3 I would resize photos with the "Power toy" Image resizer from Microsoft...easy and quick to select the photo or photos, right click menu/resize image and select the size and "voila" done. Now if I try to use this little program it goes through the motions as if it is resizing but "does nothing" ???

Does anyone know of any conflicts between these programs? I am only getting this problem since installing PS7/CS3 ???

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A bit of a guess, but when you open up the image to edit is this now opening up in the Adobe image viewer rather than the Microsoft one?

If so, select a Jpeg -> Properties > General > Type of file - Opens with -> Change -> Select 'Windows Picture and Fax Viewer'

Worth a try...


Mm... I see where you're coming from. Instead of opening the image to edit you can right mouse click on the image in the folder. You then have a "mini" menu and - if you have MS Image Resizer - one option is to "resize image". Clicking on that option brings up a "command box" [?] with a number of set image sizes to choose. You select one of the options given, click OK and it USE TO place a smaller resized image in the folder with an extention to the name such as <name>small.jpg

Looks like I may have to uninstall PS7/CS3 from the laptop and use it on the desktop PC as the Image Resizer prog is a handy little tool to have for resizing a number of images in one go...

Thanks :)

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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008, 05:10:07 PM »
Frank, you shouldn't need to uninstall CS - just make the changes to what Windows uses to open the image.  Adobe have their own image browser which looks very much like the Microsoft one (which kind of intergrates into Windows). The change I suggested makes Windows use the standard Windows image browser.

Make sense?
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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008, 05:39:02 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion Springtide. I made the change and rebooted the laptop. Opened a photo folder, right clicked on a photo, chose Resize Picture from the menu, accepted the "small" resize, clicked "OK" but it made no difference :(

Would look like the option is to either; 1/ uninstall CS3 and then try the image resizer program OR #2/ just resize individually each photo in CS3.

If removing CS3 doesn't bring back the Image Resizer program then I guess it must be something else interferring with it :)

Oh!... I have tried re-installing the Image Resizer but that doesn't help :(

Thanks for the suggestion though :)

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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008, 06:33:40 PM »
UPDATE;

Have uninstalled CS3, rebooted with no change. Uninstalled PS7 and am able to use the Image Resizer one ON image files IN folder.

Have to do editing on the desktop PC which may not be too bad a thing as that has more disk space and memory than the laptop.

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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008, 10:45:16 PM »

I used to use the powertoy resizer alongside CS3 happily... odd.

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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008, 10:26:27 AM »
Thanks fother... May have been PS7 as the handy prog now works with PS7 removed. Will have to try installing CS3 again to see if it's OK... that's if I can install as the CD/DVD? was supplied as an upgrade to PS7.

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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2008, 10:36:33 AM »

If you have the licence etc, maybe download a fresh instal from adobe? (dunno if that'll work - licence #s may be for an upgrade only??)

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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008, 11:53:31 AM »
Well... re-installed CS3 Ok and managed to activate it again - with an interesting aside but wont go there at this point.

I then went to a photo folder and selected all photos then image resize/medium. For some reason I had a "searching for" box appear [the one with the torch going side to side] before, eventually, the medium size copies appeared!

Thanks fother for the information as I may not have attempted a re-install of CS3 :)

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Re: MS Image resizer/PS7-CS3 problem?
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2008, 03:49:20 PM »
Like to now also say thank you to Mark [marked] for his tip added to the Photoshop Tips section of the forum for batch resizing in CS3 :)

Also a thank you to Ascot for asking if anyone knew how to do this after I had my "to do" with PS7/CS3 and Microsoft "powertoy" Image Resizer :)

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