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Process batches of images automatically or from the command prompt with this tool.

AutoBatch It from iRedSoft Technology is a batch image-processing utility consisting of two "modules," one that operates from the command line prompt, and another for timer-based operation that resides in the system tray. The program can save images as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, and GIF files; add prefixes and suffixes to file names; resize images; and create thumbnails.

AutoBatch It is actually easy to use, even if you don't have much experience with the command prompt. The dialog-based interface has three sections: Image Processing Properties, for setting resizing options; Image Manipulation, which lets you set the interval for timed operations as well as create Profiles for use with the command prompt option; and Saving Options, for setting file type, quality, and resolution, and selecting target directories. We tested the command line option on a batch of old digital snapshots, and AutoBatch It! quickly resized each to a uniform dimension and added a prefix. The time interval was easy to set, too; it seems especially useful for resizing large batches prior to overnight disk maintenance. AutoBatch It can even extend its image-resizing and processing capabilities to a Windows-based Web server or any external application capable of calling an external function. This makes the program appealing to users who need to process large numbers of images yet still use a specific program.

AutoBatch It has the potential to simplify regular and large-scale image-processing chores, either on its own or in concert with another program or Web-based application. We recommend it.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of AutoBatch It 2.17. The trial version is limited to 21 days.

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