This might have gotten a higher rating, but I definitely consider user/dev interaction in the rating. While the plugin is serviceable, ti does have issues, ones which the creator rudely doesn't want to address.
Some effects, like say using a sharpening plugin in photoshop, when combined with this resizer make the image unusable. When resized in any other way, even using MS Paint, the image is fine, but whatever method this plug uses introduces a massive amount of grain and noise, ruining the image.
Additionally, the plugin, for reasons unknown, likes to increase the size of some images when resizing them. The only reason to resize images is to save file size, mainly to fit many images into an email at once. Yet, certain kinds of images seem to have their sizes doubled or tripled after running this plugin on them. When resized via another method, again like MS Paint? The size is properly reduced.
When this was addressed with the dev, they indicated they didn't feel they were bugs, and despite answering questions that were asked by them, the response was to "stop bothering them". Cannot recommend the app, or the user experience.and as per their suggestion, I've found another resizer that resizes without causing those issues, 'shrunked image resizer', simple, fast app, and images resized without file size increase or massive grain introduced.
[response to dev] It's a bug, because the behaviour only happens with ARI. When the image is resized with any other app out there (including SIR) no noise and garbage is introduced into the image. When your plugin is the only one causing the behaviour, it's your bug.
And yes, the fact that most of the time the plugin reduced size was nice, your response when I pointed out that there were times that it didn't and considered that a bug was what I was commenting on. Shrinking an image and increasing size is basically a bug. There is no reason it should be doing that, and you trying to pass that off with hand waving, excuses and rudeness is why you get 1 star and this review. I actually took the time to contact you first rather than posting a review (since you took issue with someone writing their review first rather than contacting you) but it seems to make no matter as anyone who has an issue with ARI obviously has something wrong with them.