A set of small tools for Windows XP, which should make some daily actions easier. Windows vista already included some features.
Very useful, let you one-click-resize of image(s). predefined sizes: 240x320, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 and supports user defined size. Conrta: bad naming of resized images. ie: your_image.jpg will be your_image(small).jpg
The most important tool of ptoys let you manage advanced settings which you can not find under usual control panel. ie, change explorers thumbnail size, hide partitions, change mouse, desktop+start_menu+taskbar settings etc...
lets you take pictures at specified time intervals from a Webcam connected to your computer and save them to a location that you designate. A good and cheap solution if you need more security at your home or office. You can combine it with a webserver and ftp-folder to watch your important zone from everywhere.
HTML Slide Show Wizard
Makes HTML albums of your images to publish.
Color Control Panel Applet
Helps you manage Windows color settings faster and easier in one place.
SyncToy helps to copy, move, and synchronize different directories between pc, digitalcameras, email, mobile-phones, portable media players like ipod, mp3-player etc, camcorders, PDAs, external-harddrives, usb-sticks and laptops.
RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer
provides thumbnails, previews, printing, and metadata display for RAW images (good 4 photographers).
makes easierto read text on your screen using ClearType technology. You can manage fonts in advanced cp.
Open Command Window Here
fast way to open a command window (cmd.exe) pointing at the selected folder. Very useful if you are a programmer or beginner and working with cmd.
With this PowerToy, in addition to seeing the icon of the application window you are switching to, you will also see a preview of the page. This helps particularly when multiple sessions of an application are open.
good if you study math or physik... graph and evaluate functions as well as perform many different types of conversions.
CD Slide Show Generator
view images burned to a CD/DVD as a slide show.
Virtual Desktop Manager
Manage multiple(up to 4) desktops from the Windows taskbar with this PowerToy.
magnify part of the screen from the taskbar.
To download and install Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP: