Advanced Batch Converter

Advanced Batch Converter

Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.76
  • Total Downloads:
    274,361
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 30, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial, 6-image limit); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    6.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    27
  • Platform:
    Windows

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4 stars

"Works very well"

February 28, 2008  |  By gjampol

 |  Version: Advanced Batch Converter 3.9.76

Pros

If you do a lot of batch conversion, this program is for you. It's easy to use and is very fast. The trial version is limited to converting six files at a time. You can convert a single file, too.

ABC has other features, such as screen capture. I managed to convert pdf files to JPEGs, TXT and other formats.

I haven't tested all of the features, but batch conversion is the highlight.

Cons

No provision for converting HTML files to PDFs and vice versa. Not enough file conversion formats. Not flexible enough to be your only conversion program.

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1 stars

"bad customer service, problems with command line interface and GUI"

December 04, 2007  |  By rkolczak

 |  Version: Advanced Batch Converter 3.9.76

Pros

We purchased this software for its command line reference and after some trials and tribulations I was able to get it work, somewhat. It compressed our tif files nicely (I was using g4 compression, whiteiszero, grayscale) but it worked only on single page documents in the command line (see rants below). The Gui was nicely layed out and I suspect it works well on many other formats. The negative column though will make these pro's seem trivial.

Cons

The cmd line provides no means of overwriting the same file or doing recursive directories that the gui supports. In the end I was forced to use dos to augment this program's cmd line.

When running the gui I was trying to compress 200k files and found that it would only support 10k files before continuously throwing out of memory errors. The problem was that the program didn't wait for memory to free up before proceeding but rather it just failed over the next 100 files very quickly before recovering. The files that didn't get converted are now mixed with the ones that did. The pc had to be reset to fix the memory errors.

My command line that I was running was abc.exe (file) /grayscale /tiff=(4,0) /Convert=(File) and that was it. (I tried adding the dpi switch and failed miserably making all images unreadable.) Mymultipage tif's had all pages after the first page removed. The gui has a means of providing multipage support but not the command line. The result of that is that now I am restoring my original files (in my test environment I failed to notice that multipage's were incorrect after cmd line running when I specifically tested multipage support in the gui sucessfully...my fault there, yes, but the lost time is worth mentioning here.

The support was the worst part of this ordeal though. I sent in an email request (preferred method according to the site as I hadn't purchased the higher levels of support) and waited the normal 48 hours turaround. What I was looking for was an answer to the memory errors, the dpi resolution that didn't work in the cmd line and to see if maybe their was a cmd line reference I could use to find such missing cmds the gui offered, such as directory recursion and file overwrite options and to see if I missed something. On day three I contacted the mfr and left a vm. (The support # goes straight to vm btw, no live support) It's been two weeks now and I haven't received a response to either method despite them now having my phone # and email to reach me.

buyer beware...

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5 stars

"Get's the job done!"

August 29, 2007  |  By Whiskey Wagon

 |  Version: Advanced Batch Converter 3.9.76

Pros

Very easy to use. If this software confuses anybody, they are just dumb and can't function in society properly.

Cons

I have not found anything bad.

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4 stars

"Easy to use, fast and simple"

April 11, 2007  |  By HancelDS

 |  Version: Advanced Batch Converter 3.9.76

Pros

Very simple to use, easy to install

Cons

It let you convert only 6 files at time... until you buy the licence.

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1 stars

"DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! RIP-OFF!!!"

August 27, 2006  |  By donestes

 |  Version: Advanced Batch Converter 3.9.76

Pros

The product demo worked nicely and appeared to be everything I was looking for.

Cons

When I purchased the unlock key, it did not work. I sent emails, I called the support number, I sent a fax to the fax number. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. I am out $40 and the software is totally unusable. It's a shame because I really liked the demo, but either this is a one man show and he's ill/absconded, or the company is on the rocks. The phone still answers, but no help.

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2 stars

"Beware The Doppleganger..."

March 22, 2006  |  By DonChino

 |  Version: Advanced Batch Converter 3.9.76

Pros

Clean Interface, Many Options, Easy To Use...

Cons

Not a BAD program but does ALOT of things and not VERY great at any of them, so JACK OF ALL TRADES BUT MASTER OF NONE... The WORST part is that this program is IDENTICAL to "Advanced Batch Converter" so it seems someone defected from one company and started a rival firm. Sadly, the interfaces are IDENTICAL, options are IDENTICAL, even the PROBLEMS are IDENTICAL... How sad is that where you CLONE someone else's software but do not even bother IMPROVING it or making it look ANY DIFFERENT... Anyway, this program seems solid and has ALOT of options but we will just take a snapshot of ONE EXAMPLE. ICONS are NOT handled properly and you cannot save multiple icon dimensions into one ICON file, like 16X16, 32X32, etc. Worse, it does NOT handle transparencies correctly and forget about supporting Windows VISTA icons let alone Windows XP icons. Stay away from BOTH programs unless you have NO CHOICE because I HATE COPYCATS...

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1 stars

"Horid customer service?"

March 09, 2006  |  By sammydavisrox

 |  Version: Advanced Batch Converter 3.9.76

Cons

This was taken from their 'help' files -

Priority Support customers: max. 24 hours (normally much faster, even on weekends and holidays). Customers: max. 48 hours (normally faster; we may not be available on weekends and holidays). Everyone else: we cannot make any commitments, but we will definitely answer every e-mail.

Well, I emailed em a support question a week ago *through priority support* about the bug's in their software. Then I sent them a follow up email two days later, neither of them have been answered... and I know they recieved them cause I sent one using their online forms and the other through a direct email. They didn't even have the courtesy to send me a reply. Value of owning Advanced Batch Converter - 0 dollars, Being able to slam a bad company for ignoring their customers - priceless.

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5 stars

"I like it"

January 05, 2005

 |  Version: Advanced Batch Converter 3.9.76

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General
Publisher Gold-Software
Publisher web site http://www.gold-software.com/
Release Date December 30, 2004
Date Added December 30, 2004
Version 3.9.76
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 6.94MB
File Name abc.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 274,361
Downloads Last Week 27
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, 6-image limit
Price $39.95

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