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Advanced Batch Converter

By Gold-Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 24, 2015

Advanced Batch Converter lets you convert one image file or a whole folder to a wide range of supported file options.

Pros

Works quickly: Converting one image is accomplished in no time, if you're not doing any editing. Choose a file, then the output option, and your converted image is ready in seconds. If you want to convert a batch, a new window will open with options to help ease the process. It will go to the last folder you accessed to choose images for conversion, and you can quickly add all of the images in the folder or choose which ones you want to convert.

Editing extras: In addition to converting your images, Advanced Batch Converter has quite a few editing tools, so you can easily resize, crop, rotate, and add watermarks. While some areas could use a bit more explanation, it was nice to be able to do basic editing within the app.

Cons

Inadequate Help file: While it's nice that Advanced Batch Converter comes with some extras, the interface is so packed with options you'll probably need to crack open the Help file, even if you've used this type of tool before. Unfortunately, the Help file may not help much. While most of the icons were easily recognizable, we weren't sure what one of the editing tools -- the Magic Wand tool -- was supposed to do, and the Help file didn't mention it.

Web nag screen: Each time you open the trial version, you're directed to the publisher's website to buy one of the four licensed products. It's not a big deal to close a tab or browser window, but it seems a little pushy.

Bottom Line

If you don't convert large batches of files, Advanced Batch Converter may be unnecessary. If, on the other hand, you frequently need to not only convert but resize or otherwise edit images, Advanced Batch Converter has you covered.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Advanced Batch Converter 7.95.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.95

Version 7.95: Microsoft Windows 8 Support, new look & feel of user interface, minor and major bugs fixed, conversion speed accelerated, request feature option added, command line interface updated, 50+ input formats added, CameraRaw: new cameras supported, artistic masks: make your photos amazing.

General

Release September 4, 2014
Date Added September 4, 2014
Version 7.95

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 298,757
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

Advanced Batch Converter does exactly what its title suggests, allowing you to easily convert multiple graphics files at the click of a button. You also can view, print, capture, acquire, and edit images (resize, rotate, flip, mirror, and crop, and use filters, morphing effects, watermarks, and color enhancements). The program supports about 300 file formats, including BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, PSD, TGA, PCX, RLA, RPF, RLE, DIB, WBMP, PSP, TARGA, JFIF, WIN, JFI, WMF, EMF, EPS, PDF, PS, AVI, CUR, ICO, PPM, PGM, PBM, PCD, FAX, VDA, GIF, AFI, J2K, JPC, PIC, JPEG 2000, DCX, DIB, CUT, G3F, G3N, EXIF, IPTC, VST, WBMP, IRI, IRIS, RGB, PostScript (PDF, PS, EPS, EPI, AI), CameraRAW, WBM, and WAP.