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Editors' Review

by   / September 09, 2013

ImBatch processes, edits, and converts image files in batches or individually. This easy-to-use freeware also adds watermarks, edits EXIF data, and runs scripts, too. It handles more than 30 image formats; not just common formats like JPEG, GIF, and TIFF but also FAX, G3N, G3F, XIF, ICB, WDP, and other uncommon formats. You can create, save, and load Tasks to process large batches using the same settings. Recent updates include Windows 8 readiness and improvements to the watermarking and crop tools.

With its dark gray tones and highlights, ImBatch's user interface resembles a media player; a nice change from gray Explorer boxes. The interface is split down the center between a file list with thumbnails, a drag-and-drop panel, and optional preview pane on the left, and a Task panel on the right. Toggling on the Preview Pane feature not only displays a preview thumbnail but also a larger pop-up preview. The Configuration button opened a tabbed settings sheet offering skins and more, but we didn't see a Help file on the interface. We did find a Help folder with a well-illustrated, PDF-based Quick Start guide in ImBatch's Program folder, though. But it's not difficult to just start using ImBatch, which is what we did. We tested the waters by rounding the corners on a single image, which involved loading an image and creating a Task, including selecting width and height of the rounding in pixels. We could save output files as individual images or add them to PDFs, too. When we were ready, we pressed the big "Start" arrow, and ImBatch processed our image quickly. Next we added a folder and created some more complex Tasks (more than 20 are possible, including Resize, Grayscale, Soft Shadow, Frame, Watermark, Watermark Text, and Set and Remove EXIF/IPTC Tag) and again ImBatch rose to the occasion.

We've tried lots of freeware image processing tools, and most of them do a decent job. ImBatch is a bit nicer than many we've seen, and it has plenty of options without overwhelming less-experienced users. If you're looking for a reliable batch image processor, check out ImBatch.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.5

Version 6.5:
  • Added 'Gradient Fill' task.
  • Added 'Select by Channel' task.
  • Added support of WebP format.
  • 'Save As' task: Added options for WebP.
  • 'Resize Canvas' task: Added the ability to fill the new space with a mirrored image or tiled image.
  • 'Resize Canvas' task: Interface changed.
  • 'Resize Canvas' task: Fixed blurred image displaying in the preview panel.
  • 'Frame' task: Fixed using images with transparency as a frame - now they are not filled with the specified color.
  • Removed the "Publish to Facebook" task because of the closure of this feature by Facebook.
  • Fixed handling of PDF and DDS formats in Image Monitor.
  • Updated Chinese translation.

General

Publisher High Motion Software
Publisher web site http://www.highmotionsoftware.com
Release Date May 05, 2019
Date Added May 08, 2019
Version 6.5

Category

Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 24.36MB
File Name setup-imbatch-latest.exe

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Price Free
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