There is a completely free version - works really well. Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free Edition - Free Download
If you look under the settings tab - you can select the alignment type - choose Vista or later - that will give the 1024 alignment.
Install it on your HD - make an image - then from the installed version you already - restore the image to the SSD.
It is possible to restore a Paragon image to a smaller drive - but it takes a while.
Better to shrink the source partition before making the image. Seems you have already done that.