FRESHLY SQUEEZED REVIEWS: Batch is a Snatch
By Frank Petrie
I have many friends who take thousands upon thousands of photos. As a result they have all the best hardware and software to pursue their passion.
But suppose you’re like me. I only take pictures if something tickles my eyes or brain. I’m not one to chronicle my adventures or events. But even with a meagre 1,000+ snaps, I still would like to manage them.
This requires in some instances bulk operations. It could be naming photos from a specific event and numbering them sequentially. Or it could be that I want to post some photos online. But I don’t want just anyone using them, so I’d like to place a watermark on all of them.
Now batch processing is included in your high-end photography software but Photos is all I really require. So, how do I go about this having to do this manually and driving myself mad?
PhotoBulk (https://www.eltima.com/bulk-image-editor.html) is a basic bulk image editor designed for macOS. It allows its users to place different kinds of watermarks onto the images, resize and optimize them in batch. This tool will also be handy for those who look for a convenient way to rename or convert images in large quantities at once.
As you can tell from the graphic, there is for no learning curve. Everything is laid out as simple as could be.
Let’s start with the watermarking. If you choose to use text, you can customize the font, size, and colour. You also have the option of underlining your text. You can also adjust opacity position.
You resize your images uniformly by height, width, percentage, and so on. You can choose a particular format: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, and TIFF. You can also adjust the quality of the image by percentage or choose to retain the original quality. You also have the ability to adjust the optimization of your photos.
Next, you customize your metadata. You can keep all of it or delete it entirely. Your choices of metadata are: GPS Data, Camera Info, and Copyright/Contact Info.
Finally, you can rename your photos and set up a numbering scheme (i.e., 0000, 000, 00, 0), either as a suffix or prefix.
This app is so easy to use. As I said, there isn’t even a learning curve. It performs admirably. All you do is launch it and look it over for several minutes. You have now mastered it. The developers have created an app that is extremely productive, robust, and pragmatic..
PhotoBulk costs USD $9.99 at the Mac App Store. And if batch watermarking is all that you really require, PhotoBulk Lite is available for free at the MAS. Requirements: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor.
©2018 Frank Petrie
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