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Process your images quickly with BatchPhoto Enterprise

Automate tedious editing tasks with this powerful program.

Photo editing can be an extremely tedious and time-consuming process. Fortunately, many editing tasks can be performed automatically using batch-processing programs. BatchPhoto Enterprise is an easy-to-use program that can correct, adjust, resize, crop, and otherwise edit groups of images. It's not perfect, but we don't think we've encountered many programs that are more versatile and intuitive than BatchPhoto Enterprise.

BatchPhoto Enterprise opens with a wizard that walks users through the process of getting acquainted with the program, and copious documentation is provided, including video tutorials. Once we started using BatchPhoto Enterprise we were surprised by exactly how much documentation it comes with, because it's actually quite easy to use. Users simply select the images they want to process and then choose from a wide variety of filters to apply. The filters include options for annotating, decorating, applying effects, touching up, and transforming images, letting you do everything from adding text and borders to adjusting the color balance and sharpness; there are 34 filters in all. Once you've chosen your filters, select the output location and click Process, and BatchPhoto will set about editing your images. Our only problem with BatchPhoto -- which is not unsubstantial -- was that we were unable to get the program to use our selected output location. Even though we'd created a new folder we wanted to use for this purpose and selected it within the program, once we clicked Process, the program asked us if we wanted to overwrite the images in the original folder. We didn't -- that's why we created a new folder -- but no matter what we tried, we kept running into this problem. Since the images we were processing weren't ones that we particularly cared about, we decided to go ahead and overwrite the originals, and the program performed as expected, applying our selected filters to the images in the original folder. This seemed like a definite glitch to us, and one that needs to be corrected pronto. But overall, we were quite impressed with BatchPhoto Enterprise's features and ease of use. Users can also create scripts from selected combinations of filters and run them using the command line, and the program even has support for RAW files.

The unlicensed version of BatchPhoto Enterprise places a watermark on its output. The program installs and uninstalls without issues.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of BatchPhoto Enterprise 3.1.3. The trial has a watermark on its output.

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