Although this image-editing program's cluttered design may turn some folks off, the software offers a nice feature set for no cash. UniDream PowerBatch's elegant yet cluttered main window contains so many buttons and features it may overwhelm less-experienced people. Editing tools include those for tweaking sharpness, color balance, hue, saturation, and brightness. You'll also find implements for rotating and cropping shots, as well as a couple of simple effects. The concept of adding watermarks to batches of photos instead of individually is great, especially because the application gives you a fine degree of control over how they appear. The program also can convert and rename batches of images, supporting formats such as JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG. The ability to build collages and to frame shots will appeal to creative-minded shutterbugs. Folks willing to put in the time to learn their way around will find this freebie makes a pretty nice download.
What's new in version 6.1.2
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedApril 11, 2006
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Power Batch batch-converts, resizes, renames, rotates, adjusts, and prints out your watermarked photos, and makes AVI files from your images. Supported image formats are JPEG, TIFF (including multipage TIFF), GIF (including animated GIF), bitmap, PNG, and JPEG 2000. When resizing, you can use one of 11 example filters. When renaming templates, you can use a combination of EXIF date/time information, auto numbers, and any custom string. You can adjust brightness and contrast, gamma, RGB, HSL, HSV, grayscale, negative, sharpness, and softness. You create watermarks the same way as in Photo Watermark Professional and print your watermarked photos in batch mode. Version 188.8.131.52 may include embed EXIF copyright information automatically to photos.