Certain image formats are better suited to particular tasks than others, so if you do a lot of work with digital images it makes sense to have a program that can easily convert between a variety of formats. AVD Batch Converter is definitely not the fanciest file converter we've encountered, but if you need a no-frills way to convert batches of images from one format to another, it can get the job done.
The program's interface is intuitive, if not particularly attractive. Three panes let users navigate to specific directories, view a selected directory's contents, and preview selected images. The program can display all of the images in a given folder, or users can specify the file type they're looking for.
One drawback of AVD Batch Converter is that you can select one or all of the images in a specific directory for conversion, but you can't add images from multiple directories to a single batch of files. Once you've selected the images you want to convert, choose the output destination and desired file format; options include BMP, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PCX, PNG, TGA, JP2, and PSD. Click Start and AVD Batch Converter will deposit the converted files in the specified location.
In addition to converting images from one format to another, the program can perform a variety of other tasks, including changing image size and resolution, cropping, and adjusting contrast and saturation. There's no Help file, but the program should be easy enough for most people to figure out. Overall, AVD Batch Converter isn't the most sophisticated program we've ever seen, but it's not a bad choice for a no-nonsense file converter.