Photo Batcher

Photo Batcher 1.2

This application is an image file converter and editor.
5.0  (1 vote)
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This application is an image file converter and editor. The program's greatest asset consists of its ability to convert and edit multiple files at once. Once the settings are configured, you can save the new configurations as personal presets for you to use on other projects.

The interface is not very impressive. It consists of a main window that lets you preview imported image files as thumbnails. This is an important feature since you have the opportunity to see – from the very start – whether you added the right photos or not. Furthermore, you can decrease or enlarge the thumbnails' size according to your wish. Yet, I didn't notice any means to select or deselect them individually. Therefore, the whole set of files within the list pane will be converted and respectively edited no matter if you changed your mind meanwhile and your intention is now to process just a few of them.

In short, Photo Batcher works as a standard image converter. In this regard, you can choose among 10 different output formats, which are actually the most popular image file types. When converting, you are able to reduce the files' size. Yet, you should be aware that such an action leads to a quality loss. In terms of editing capabilities, you are offered many more options.

Namely, you can adjust colors, customize luminosity issues, add a series of effects, crop a selection, or shrink the image appearance to specific coordinates. In addition, the program allows you to change the image orientation, either manually or by using the angle presets provided. Furthermore, the tool supports text and image watermarks so that you can protect your rights over the pictures you just processed. Each modification made to the original can be viewed on the spot in a separate window.

Overall, the program is stable and works fine. It provides standard converting and editing options that help you process image files in batches. However, the interface seems rather unattractive and less intuitive. In my opinion, the toolbar could contain more icons as shortcuts to the converting and editing features. Presently, most of the functions are accessible from within a secondary tabbed window.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Can convert image files in batches
  • Can edit multiple files at once
  • Can save your own presets
  • Comprehensive editing features
  • Converts to popular image formats

Cons

  • The interface is rather difficult to handle
  • No select and deselect options for the imported files
  • Lacks a before-and-after preview
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