Versatile image processor

Process multiple images with ease using this intuitive program.

Batch Image Processor 2008 is a versatile batch image processor that allows users to edit and save images in a variety of file formats. Despite a slightly cramped interface, this program provides a variety of useful features in relatively user-friendly format.

The program's interface is arranged in four separate tabs for importing, editing, processing, and generating Web galleries. Navigating the program's features was fairly intuitive, but the cramped toolbar at the top relied heavily on tool tips to distinguish its functions. The program's built-in HTML Help file is brief, and given the number of features the program contains, we would have liked to see more-detailed instructions. Tutorial videos on the publisher's Web site provide a bit more direction. The program contains all the features you would expect from a basic photo editor and then some. In addition to the typical color, contrast, sharpness, and resizing tools, the program allows users to edit images using selective layers. Additionally, a series of functions can be saved as a template for later use. We liked that the program allows users to filter images by size, type, and other characteristics, but we're not sure that this feature always worked as it should have. For example, a search for images greater than 2MB yielded many files that were smaller than that. Overall, though, we found this program to be easy to use and effective.

Batch Image Processor is free to try, but the trial version puts a watermark on output and disables some of the program's features. The program installs desktop icons without asking but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

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