Client Side Image Resizing

With a nunber if websites needing a significant number of large photographs uploading regularly, a number of users were complaining it was taking ages. Then when they were uploaded the site would reduce them to a tenth of there orginal side - a better way was need!

I played with some clientside scripts to reduce the side in java and even sliverlight but I couldn't get something to work reliably, then I found Shrunked, a great plugin for Firefox. The images were reduced with only one extra step and the upload time disappered - the next page just loaded.