Thanks for the flowers
@vtcoorinator and all
I can tell you why I had the need for this software.
When I am done stiching my panos I display them in different players and sizes. I have the approach that I think the max time for download is given.
If I display a pano at (lets say) not the best quality it is still better then the client has to wait to long for a good image but leaves tha page before it finally loads.
So I wanted a easy way to reduce my images to max 500 kb for small images and max 1,5 mb for big images.
I was never happy with PS actions and any other software so I wanted something realy simple (KISS)
This was the reason for development. Since I can create profiles and send to for context menu it helps me very much on my daily work.
Once I created the final images TIF and JPG (at max Quality) I just right click the jpg image and send it to kissmyimage which will reduce the size in pixel and set the max size.
Opening Photoshop takes me longer then reducing my images.
I also use it as webpublisher for my clients when they have to reduce images for the CMS of there site. I never would like to show a client of mine PS to reduce images he took with his web cam.
Kiss MyImage is so simple anyone can run it - This is because it does only one thing and one thing only - Reduce JPEG images in size (pixel and kb)
Nothing else - no BMP, no RAW images just one task.
Bottom line is - I use it every time I have to reduce image.
PS: I also had sometimes a line in the image when I reduced with PS. Not sure I can proove it was because of PS but never had it with Kiss MyImage.
Nikon D70s, Sigma 8 mm, 4 to 12 shots, Agnos MrotatorTShort, PTGui, PS CS3, and lots of other software :-)