Sending pictures in bulk over the net is difficult if you don't group them somehow. You would normally add them to an archive but what if you don't have anything that can create such a thing? Tired of trial periods and online archiving tools? Look no further because 7-Zip is your free ticket to a world of archiving preferences.
You have the General Public License to thank for quality free software of this world. 7-Zip is an efficient application and is completely free (no trial or free version).
To use 7-Zip is not hard at all. It integrates into the Windows contextual menu so you can always select some files, right click and add them to an archive. The contextual menu also gives you the option to e-mail the archive as soon as it is created.
The main window is a file manager with commands such as copy or delete. Of course, all the details and preferences can be found there. You can associate 7-Zip with other file types such as .rar, .arj, .iso and many more. This is not done by default, so you should check them yourself.
Not that it matters that much to most of us, but 7-Zip uses algorithms that result in 10% to 20% higher compression rate than other programs in the field (WinZip for example). Still, depending on the type of files you could squeeze more onto a DVD or such medium without having to split data over multiple discs.
- 7z format archives
- Self extracting capability
- Integrated in the contextual menu
- File manager
- Very good compression ratio
- Ease of use
- Entire package is free
7-Zip should be on your computer now if you don't already own a paid application, in which case I'm sorry for you.