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How To Easily Convert, Shrink and Trim Files for Free Online

How To Easily Convert, Shrink and Trim Files for Free OnlineConverting files is a painful, tedious task that normally requires research, time, and sometimes money. But using this, unsurprisingly, is not what you should be doing. Instead, use the following article to make your converting and trimming jobs easy.

Converting Files Online

Instead of downloading programs, using online services is a much easier way for most tasks. I use two different services depending on my needs. For most media conversions, I use ConvertFiles, which not only converts files easily but offers online video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) downloading. Arguably, this service is the best, because it also allows you to upload something already on the web, and gives you a download link immediately after converting the file (you can also opt for an email with the download link as well.) The size limit caps off at 150 mb.

Zamzar is another option, which is not my favorite. Its file cap is 100 mb, and forced an email with the download link on you. However, they offer a paid version, which allows up to 1gb file conversion and 100 gb storage.

Finally, a third, less awesome option is available, Media Convert with a size limit cap of 200 mb, for those who just need a smidgen more space.

Shrink the Size of Your Photos

Have a photo that’s way to big? You can use ResizR or Web Resizer to easily resize the photo online. Another image resizer.

Trim Your Audio Clips

You can trim audio files very easily with MP3 Cut, which features a simple interface to get what you need done. If you need something more elaborate, try Myna, a product from the folks at Aviary. Myna has a library of audio files, as well as a very complete audio editor.

More Resources

Want to trim a video clip? Motionbox might be able to help.

You can easily split and merge PDFs by reading this article from MakeUseOf.

Have Snow Leopard? Using the built in Quicktime program, you can easily trim a video or audio clip. Simple open the file, then edit and trim.

Like software? SUPER is one of the most popular converters you can download.

What do you use? Let us know in the comments!

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The writer of this post compiles the latest tech news as Squealing Rat and tips for deception, trickery and survival at Lone Iguana. Find him on Twitter.

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