How to keep the original landscape or portrait orientation while resizing?


If you have a bunch of pictures from your digital camera and would like to resize all of them at once keeping the original image orientation Soft4Boost Image Converter is just what you need. Please, follow the instructions below to perform this task.

Step 1: Download and install Soft4Boost Image Converter

Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the S4BImageConverter.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

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Step 2: Run Soft4Boost Image Converter and select your input files

First of all run Soft4Boost Image Converter. To do that find the corresponding program icon on your desktop and double-click it. If you unchecked the Create desktop icon box during the installation, you can run the program from the Start menu. Please follow Start > All Programs > Soft4Boost > Image Converter.

To load image files you would like to convert click the Add button on the Toolbar. You will be able to load a series of images stored on your computer HDD.

To load a folder with images stored on your computer HDD click the black arrow next to the Add button and select the Add Folder option.

In the opened Windows Explorer window select the necessary image files or the folder with images and click the Open button to load them to the program.

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Step 3: Resize your image files

To resize your pictures use one of the available presets from the drop-down list of the Resize panel. To be able to preview the result you achieve switch to the Preview mode clicking the corresponding button of the Toolbar.

If you need to fit your images to a particular size select the Custom option from the drop-down list. The Additonal Resize Options panel will open. Set the necessary Height and Width values using the keyboard.

Your image will be resized according to the specified height/width values. Make sure that the Keep original orientation option is checked. When this option is selected the long side of the picture will be resized according to the largest value for width/height, and the short side will be resized according to the smallest value. This allows to keep the original portrait or landscape orientation and minimize the image area loss.

Use the Navigation Panel below the Preview Area to navigate between all the imported images and preview them.

If this option is unchecked the width of your image will be modified according to the value specified in the left field and the height according to the value specified in the right field. As a result you will receive a bunch of pictures in the same orientation with the same width/height parameters. But some image areas will be lost.

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Step 4: Edit your image files (optional)

After resizing your pictures you can make some auto-correction adjustments or apply some effects or add a visible text or image watermark to protect your images. To learn more on how to perform these tasks refer to the How to apply an effect to images and convert them to another format? and How to add logo to a group of images? guides.

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Step 5: Set output parameters

If you want to resize your images you can perform this task at the Conversion tab using the Resize section and selecting the desired preset from the drop-down list. You can click the Advanced >> button to manually set a particular size.

You can also change output name in the Rename section of the Conversion tab.

Then set output folder for the resulting files. To do that select one of the folders from the Destination Folder drop-down list. If you want to specify your own folder press the Browse... button. In the opened window browse for the desired directory and press the OK button.

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Step 6: Convert your images

Click the Convert Now! button to start the conversion process. When the conversion is over you can open the folder with your watermarked photos and post them on the web site.

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