I should have written about this long ago when I first heard about it but unfortunately this blog did not exist back then. A fine Dutch gentleman in Indonesia mentioned that I might try it as he found it worked splendidly over low bandwidth networks and indeed it does. What is it? Shrink Pic is a simple little app that floats around in the back of your machine bothering no one and only steps up when you email a photo to a friend or send it via IM. Shrink Pic automatically compresses the image before the transfer and what normally takes minutes now takes seconds. You don’t see it, it doesn’t bother you and, best of all, it is free.
I love those folks who make our lives easier for free. Download it here.