Whether you are working for a website or any other project, editing and processing images become a tedious task particularly when number of images is large. Then it is often required to process a series of images or photos simultaneously.
There are many software available for performing common modifications on a series of images. They include tools for file format conversion, batch processing, compression and optimization, thumbnail Web page creation, renaming, and more. One of the best one perhaps is Sunlitgreen BatchBlitz batch photo editor.
How To Do Batch Processing
Any Batch Processing of images involves 3 primary steps:-
1. Select source images.
2. Specifying location and procedure to store processed images.
3. Defining actions to be performed on the source images.
Let’s see how we can do this in Sunlitgreen BatchBlitz.
Selecting source Images:
To select source images just hit the “Source” button in the left side bar. Just like in Windows Explorer, a Folders pane and a Files pane help you browse for images. Simply drag and drop the folder or files of the images you want to edit in the “Source Image List” below.
Specifying Output Locations
To specify output options just hit “Output” button in the left side bar. In the output view, you can specify, the location where you want the processed images to be stored. Also you can overwrite original files by simply checking the radio button “overwrite original files”
In output view you can also specify the options when duplicate file is found while saving the processed images. You can either overwrite them or you can rename them automatically. To do so you just need to check appropriate radio button.
Defining Batch Actions
To define batch action or processes to be performed on the source images, just hit the “Actions” button in the left side bar. In the “Action View” pane you can define various batch actions that can be performed on the source images.
To perform any action you will have to check the check box (Active Column) in front of that action. The action will only be performed if the respective checkbox in the “Active Column” of the desired action is checked. By default all the checkboxes in the active column are unchecked i.e all the actions are inactive.
To start the actions just choose menu option Task > Start, or simply click toolbar button
Note: Task cannot get started if no active actions are present.
Predefined Actions and Options
All the batch actions and processes are categorized in three categories, namely:
1. Pre Processor Actions
2. Processors Actions
3. Post Processors Actions
Pre Processors Actions
These actions are those that are to be performed before actually batch processing the images. Basically they are filtering actions. There are two types of filtering actions provided in Batch Blitz:
1. Keep file only when its name matches IMG_xxx
2. Exclude small images
These are the actions that are actually performed on the source images. There are total nine such predefined batch actions available in Batch Blitz. They are as follows:
1. Add Picture – Generally used to add watermark.
2. Add Text – To add website URL
3. Auto Contrast
4. Auto Levels
5. Colorize – To change color schema of the image
Post Processor Actions
These actions include Renaming and File format options as follows:
1. Convert Format
2. Rename File
To edit any properties of any action, double click the action and “Action Properties” dialog box will pop up.
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