Although not a full-blown image-editing suite, this application lets you convert photos in batch mode. The first section of OptimizeBatch's two-tabbed interface lets you browse your PC for pictures. However, it's not readily apparent how to actually move images to the conversion queue, so we had to consult the help files. The second tab lets you choose among a few different qualities and output formats, including GIF, JPEG, BMP, and TIFF. The program lacks advanced image-editing features, but you can make a few tweaks in bulk, including applying a grayscale effect, inverting shots, and introducing a few dither effects. This application will be most beneficial to professionals who routinely work with large amounts of images at once.
What's new in version 1.0
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedMay 14, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Need to upload or use images on Web page, but image files are consuming most of the precious Web space because of the bulky size of the files? Would not be better if you can minimize the size, and at the same time, give a perfect color combinations by replacing high density colors component with existing matching colors, thereby reducing the diversity of the excess color components as low as possible to ultimately result in the smallest size possible without compromising considerable quality. OptimizeBatch is a tool for converting thousands of image files to any format of your choice in just a click. You can choose from the most effective compression formats for your image for the Web, e-mailing, storing, and faxing. Apply minute settings and see changes in a real time. You can compare your original image with optimized image by its visual quality, size, and colors in a double pane view.
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