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Giveaway of the day — Batch Image Enhancer

Easily improve quality and look of your photos.
$24.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 238 (28%) 610 (72%) 55 comments

Batch Image Enhancer was available as a giveaway on November 27, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
free today
Print large posters, banners, signs, wall murals within a few minutes!

Quickly adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, tint, and temperature. Use auto-white-balance, sharpen, and noise removal filters to improve your photos, convert to sepia tone or grayscale. Apply creative effects to your images!

Features:

  • Adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation
  • Adjust color temperature and tint
  • Use auto-adjust to automatically correct white balance
  • Remove noise that may result from poor ISO settings
  • Convert to grayscale using one of the predefined styles, or create and use your own grayscale style
  • Convert to Sepia tone
  • Correct small focus problems with Sharpen filter
  • Apply creative effects like soften and lighten to visually enhance your photos
  • Save results in jpg, gif, png, bmp, tif, or wmf format!
  • Access program functionality from Windows directly (available through optional context-menu integration)
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Lightning-fast processing speeds
  • Process 1000s of images at once!

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/XP/Me/98/2003/2000; .NET Framework 2.0

Publisher:

BinaryMark

Homepage:

http://www.binarymark.com/Products/BatchImageEnhancer/default.aspx

File Size:

1.66 MB

Price:

$24.99

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Moral: Every software author feels his software is worth the money. While it may actually be useful, its is practically useless when free alternatives are available.

Reply   |   Comment by Rohan  –  7 years ago
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I don't find most of the comments to be very useful. While it's true that most people don't need batch image processing, and there are plenty of alternatives, including free, most image editors/processors have some different features. For example, I find the multiple grayscale algorithms in this to be interesting and potentially useful. If one doesn't need color, it's much cheaper to print in grayscale. This is a small little program, the ad is because they want you to buy their full-featured product--obviously, they're not making any money off of this giveaway. This webpage and the vast majority of webpages have ads. I think people who are bothered by a static ad have ADD, and are unable to focus on what's relevant while ignoring what's not. The limited preview window size is annoying, but has enough features to largely work around the window size, and you can always run a test case and look at the output file. Also, if you have software which can forcibly resize windows (AnVir does, and there are freeware programs which will), it responds pretty well to a forced resize. If you're running decades-old software like Windows 98, then .NET could be a problem, but XP/Vista and much new software use it, and with good reason.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  7 years ago
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Full marks to Giovanni,(comments Nos.48 & 52) who took the time and trouble to pass on some very concise information regarding freeware photo editors. Helpful information of this kind should be encouraged on this site instead of the useless, critical, and sometimes downright petty comments which appear on this page on a regular basis. I found giovanni's input very helpful and I feel sure others would have also benefited. Thank you Giovanni. Hope to read more from you in the future. I know it's late in the day but I felt compelled to issue you a vote of thanks, so I hope you read this.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 years ago
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Another great FREE Image enhancer tool is FXFOTO which allows users to automatically organize, edit, enhance, annotate, e-mail, print, upload and archive their digital photos.

It can apply a number of effects, add frames, borders and captions, correct colors or alter white balance on the images of your pics and once tweaked your pictures to your liking, you can also create a slide show with transitions, design a photo collage and share it via e-mail as well as burn it to CD or upload it on sharing websites.



Requirements:

· 256M RAM
· 4MB disk space
· 800X600 graphics



Here a full review with screenshots of the program and the link to download it:

http://www.download.com/FxFoto/3000-12511_4-10304500.html


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!




Another good IMAGE ENHANCER application is Photo Editor 1.1:


http://www.bestfreewaredownload.com/freeware/t-free-photo-editor-freeware-dmjdgpic.html



Cheers from Italy

Giovanni

Reply   |   Comment by giovi69  –  7 years ago
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Another freebie is Paint.NET>> http://www.getpaint.net/


Online extensive help: http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/index.html

Plus many plugins/effects available here @ the Paint.NET forum: http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewforum.php?f=16&sid=d173a02c3d2323d9482ad36d41ac7ab2

Reply   |   Comment by zhuk  –  7 years ago
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I agree with #8's comment (as one area of interest of mine is digital photography). You really need to concentrate on each photo because not each one needs a certain adjustment. I myself use different photo editors (some from this site, and some freeware) My top 4 faves are Inpaint (a previous GAOTD offer) Photo! Editor (freeware) Paint.net (freeware) and VCW VicMan's Photo Editor. (shareware but you can get previous versions for free.) Now, what I would like offered is a photo size enlarger that'll enlarge photos w/o decreasing the resolution, I think that is a must for us photographer-wannabes. :D Thanks GAOTD for your great works.

Reply   |   Comment by Elizabeth  –  7 years ago
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Tons of freeware available which does the same as this program. or even more. Picasa, Irfanview and many others.
I'm still waiting for a good software giveaway which does what freewares can't do. For most programs given away here, there are free alternatives available.
Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by DDS  –  7 years ago
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#32


Try iPhoto Batch Enhancer!!

It's an excellent free application, that allows you to apply iPhoto effects to a batch of images with a few mouse clicks. There are versions for Leopard, Tiger and Panther for download.



h ttp://www.feroxsoft.com/ibe/download_en.html

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Other GOOD FREE BATCH IMAGE ENHANCER are:


1) APlus Viewwer v2.19:


h ttp://www.fileheap.com/software-aplus-viewwer-download-15605.html

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Support more than 16 formats, readable formats: BMP, ICO, CUR, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TIF, PCX, PSD, TGA, WBMP, WMF, JPEG2000, PCD etc. and writing format: BMP, ICO, CUR, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TIF, PCX, TGA, WBMP, WMF, JPEG2000 etc. ;
Batch resizing images;
Batch converting images;
Batch creating image thumbnails;
Batch creating image copyright watermarks;
Batch adjusting image color levels;
Print images and image contact sheet;
Batch rotating images;
Poweerful image editing functionality;
Support Lots of image effects, such as Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, Radial Blur, Color Balance, Brightness & Contrast adjust, Mosaic, Add Noise, Adjust Levels, Auto Levels, Sepia Effect, Emboss Effect, Oil Painting Effect etc. ;
Extract frames from multi-frames images such as GIF, MNG and TIF image files;




2) 36-image converter 4.4.3.7:


h ttp://www.phoenxsoftware.com/

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It's an image converter that can resize, rotate, lighten, darken, blur, sharpen, set transparency, move, use special effects, merge, use a filter or picture-frame on any image in batch and all actions can be redone by using the history function..

You can also use a central-focus effect on the image to make spectacular action pictures or merge images with other pictures, backgrounds, colors and masks to create beautiful scenes. This image editor and converter can be used as alternative for expensive applications like photoshop or paint shop pro.



3) Batch AutoCorrector


h ttp://www.vicman.net/autocorrector/

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It's a powerful tool that provides a simple way to solve low quality images issues, allowing the correction of multiple images that need overall contrast or color correction with just a few mouse clicks.

Autocorrection features include the:

- auto levels correction
- color balance correction
- autocontrast






A list of FREE IMAGE ENHANCER TOOLS (as for as I know without batch capabilities though) can also be found here:

h ttp://www.trustmeher.net/freeware/freeware-digital-camera-software.htm

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ANOTHER NICE PHOTOS EDITORS AND IMAGE ENHANCER APPLICATIONS is Jpeg Enhancer 1.8 (5 Mb)


h ttp://jpeg-enhancer.findmysoft.com/

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It's an advanced application that removes all those blotchy looks responsible for the low quality of Jpeg images.

A keeper for publishers, design studios and webmasters, fit to repair over-compressed images with a plugin for creating thumbnails of your photos for web galleries.




Finally, for those interested in editing e resizing their PICS in batch, I suggest this two free tools:


Batch Images Now v1.2

h ttp://www.fileheap.com/software-batch-images-now-download-15800.html

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Mihov Image Resizer v1.1

h ttp://www.fileheap.com/software-mihov-image-resizer-download-17945.html

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The first tool is an automated batch-imaging editor that allows you to resize, rename and compressing JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF, TIFF, PCD, PNG, PSD, JPEG2000, MAC images with a few clicks.



The second tool is a handy application for BATCH RESIZING IMAGES in bmp, gif, and jpg picture formats. You can make pictures or any kind of images smaller or bigger, converting them between different formats (from Bitmap to JPEG or GIF, from JPEG to GIF or from GIF to JPEG) and rotate the photos to the left or to the right in batch mode. That means that you will only have to select the images and the program will do the rest for all selected images.



FOR A LIST OF FREE IMAGE EDITING TOOLS with BATCH CAPABILITIES SEE ALSO:

h ttp://www.fileheap.com/freesoftware/jpeg2000.html

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Cheers from Italy!!

Giovanni

Reply   |   Comment by giovi69  –  7 years ago
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Does anyone know of another program with batch capability for color temp and white balance (preferably free) but that does not require NET?

Any advice appreciated!
J.

Reply   |   Comment by Janet  –  7 years ago
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It's been awhile since I had discovered GAOTD and I can only say good things about this website. All the offered programs with resourceful suggestions from visitors are making it a desirable and worthwhile meeting place.

There is however, a little problem with implementing an intuitive rating system that would have more transparency than the present one. Almost every GAOTD’s offer suffers from disoriented comments and desperate attempts of other viewers to silence harsh critics and try to “rescue” the website from losing its place on Internet.

I sympathize with visitors on both sides but to make any improvements to the existing “report card” we’ll have to have a closer look at the wording leading to thumbs up/down statistics.

The confusion is mounting on daily basis. Take for example today’s user rating summary which shows 102 thumbs up and 216 down which normally comes from “yes | no” votes. However, if you count them separately you end up with 217 up and 49 down which is a confusing reversal of official results.

Let’s say, GAOTD is offering a program that has some shortcomings and soon visitors are starting to voice their opinions by placing comments about the software, then bystanders running for their yes/no thumb votes.

An offer from Nov 25th is a good example of unintended confusion with the rating results. The final tally was:

“User Rating: Rate It! Up-453 (65%) Down-243 (35%) 95 comments”.

As a result, we’ve got a bluntly honest comment #37 from Marcel Wave who wrote:

“I’m sitting here considering downloading todays offering and I’m scratching my head! Having read through the comments, most that are based on having tried this software are telling me that it has programming problems, does not work well, and is not quite as good as other freeware. So why is it currently showing a 71% positive rating?! Makes me think I should ignore the rating in future and rely solely on reading all the excellent detailed feedback that you guys are leaving.”

So, is this an indication of good software, or not so good one?

If you look closely at the Nov 25th early comments #6-9, they were already accounted for 407 yes (up) votes. The misleading part comes from the fact that these votes were cast in support of negative impressions from commentators assessing the software almost as useless.

This is why the existing rating has a logical disconnect with an attempt to collect points for software evaluation, versus votes cast for usefulness of individual comments, which create a typical apples and oranges mismatch.

The question “Did you find this comment useful? yes | no” is logically intended for expressing an opinion about quality of the particular comment, not the software itself. Therefore, using these “yes | no” votes as a base for rating the software itself is not only worthless, but is highly misleading.

One of the ways to get out of this confusion would be implementing the existing survey with a supplemental question that would specifically address rating of the software. It could look like this:

• Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
• Would you rate this software useful? yes | no (0)

With this arrangement, only the second question would be used to collect the final transparent rating points. As an option for further discussion, a permission to vote on the rate question could be granted only to commentators, or be left without restrictions.

Thanks, and my best regards for GAOTD team.

Reply   |   Comment by Waldemar  –  7 years ago
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there is a free alternative of this application, which is even more powerful and exists on all OS. It's called ImageMagick. With it, you can do anything (in 2d) and batch it for billions files. And it's the fastest tool of the market, with management of network(distributed processes) and memory.
It would be the grail if there wasn't a small backdraw in its GUI: command line only; no GUI at all. But well, you can't have maximum power and conviviality at the same time. Linux is a proof of that.

Reply   |   Comment by gokudomatic  –  7 years ago
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I use IrfanView http://www.irfanview.com/

and added Virtual Photographer+Plug-ins
http://www.optikvervelabs.com/

(compatible with Compatible with Photoshop®, Photoshop® Elements,
Paint Shop™ Pro®, Photo-Paint and other popular imaging applications.
Irfanview-Gimp are compatible. I installed all the Plug-ins and
I now have a complete photo workshop.

All for FREE. Check it out!

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  7 years ago
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In reply to comment number 16 (can't read the name) who asked no.8 to list some of his many freeware photo editors. I agree with No.16 that any freeware alternatives to the software offered by G.A.O.T.D are very useful to readers of this page,(provided of course that they perform as well as the giveaway). They are always available as freeware, even after a computer crash. The giveaway offerings however, as I understand it, cannot be re-activated and are lost forever unless they are offered again several months later. I personally have lost over thirty pieces of G.A.O.T.D software over a period, due to two computer crashes. It can be heartbreaking. After almost a year I am still waiting hopefully for Image Mender to be offered again on G.A.O.T.D (even though I have found a reasonable alternative) If No.8 doesn't respond to your request for a freeware list No.16 the following info may be helpful. The website that you need is far too long to attempt to type, but if you simply GOOGLE 'TOP 9 FREE PHOTO EDITORS FOR WINDOWS' the first entry on the listing on the google page will give you an article by Sue Chastain in which she lists the top 9 freebies you are requesting. My personal favorite is No.5 (VicMan'sPhoto Editor) because it saves so much time and is less tedious than most Photo Editors. It is a Pro version even though it is free. Its main attraction for me is that, unlike other editors which require you to open the software, then open windows explorer, then navigate to the image you want to edit,and then perform whatever editing needs to be done, Vicman's Photo Editor brings the mountain to Mahommad. You simply right-click on the photo you want to edit. This presents you with a context menu which gives you a list of all the possible editing functions. Click on the function you need and that function will come to the image. This software also has the quickest and most accurate function for turning a photo into full-screen desktop size, that I have so far encountered. Best of luck.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 years ago
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Can someone tell me please how to verify registration after installation? I don't see anything on the user interfdace that gives me a hint. Another indication of not the best UI.

Reply   |   Comment by VampireRat  –  7 years ago
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The comments have talked me out of this one, but some of that is because I don't think I'll have a great need for batch photo manipulation int the future. That said, hopefully I can make some useful comments. If you don't want to read my ramblings skip to the link. If nothing else, you'll likely find that comment useful.

If you decide you want to test this with other software, there are also other batch image processors in GOTDs freeware library.

@14 meowzz. I feel you have nothing to apologize for. Some here feel if you don't slavishly download and try every giveaway, (and som even feel gush over it) the site will go under. I don't think there's any danger of that. Life is too short, and I'm not a professional software tester. I'm sure GOTD realizes this, and expects people only to do what's in their best interest. I think that just comparing the feature set to other avalable software without testing provides useful feedback to the developers - as long as you actually do that, and just don't come here and bitch or shill for some other software. And I never vote on anything I don't test. What you did, going so far and then finding something that was a "deal breaker" for you, is also perfectly legit. As they say in sports, ignore the boo birds.

Thanks to the photogs here who eloquently clarified the uses for this program.

To those who get caught up in what looks like a commerical use inconsistency on many GOTDs, your're technically right, but the idea here is to give it to you free to try at home, and, if it's a great app. for your business, it's expected you'll buy it. Of course, that's an advantage to a disabled demo. Like with any shareware, you're on the honor system.

Most importantly, some of the giveaways here are written in .net. If you don't have Vista, you probably don't have it. Which means you'd need to download 100s of megs. So I've started a forum topic as to whether it's worth doing that. It might help you decide, and if you've got insight on this issue, PLEASE post. I'd say it will help both the users and may promote more GOTD downloads.
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4327

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  7 years ago
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Batch Image Enhancer is not a bad little utility... takes up less than 5 MB on disc, & has hardly any impact on your system if you un-check Windows integration - *might* work well as a portable app. Some of the adjustments are a little heavy handed at default settings, & I didn't like the very quick test results I got using the Auto-Adjust, but all in all I think it's very usable & believe it will come in handy.

Advertising on the interface doesn't bother me since this is a GOTD offer, & considering what you paid for it, it's easy enough to ignore the fact that the developers would like you to upgrade. I won't be looking at the program window very long anyway, doing quick fixes, & it's not as if there are a lot of menus and such to navigate. Requiring .NET doesn't bother me either -- a lot of my installed software already requires it, as does my ATI graphics drivers, so why worry about something I can do nothing about?

Now some folks have commented that no 2 photos are identical, so don't use batch processing, & that more sophisticated programs can do the same things & more. That may or may not be true, but it is missing the point of Batch Image Enhancer entirely... there is such a thing as overkill.

There are jobs, photos, images, & clipart that just frankly aren't worth a good going over in Photoshop or similar, especially one at a time. You might even get the job done using Batch Image Enhancer in less time that it takes Photoshop or Corel etc. to load (particularly if you've got a lot of plug-ins). Would you use it to re-touch a portrait? No. But not everyone wants to spend [waste] that kind of time and effort doing the more basic tasks Batch Image Enhancer is designed for.

All in all I think this easily falls into the category of Can't hurt to have it, & it should come in handy -- so why not?

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago
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Decided not to do another middle-of-the-night-review-session :D.

Just finished writing a full review on Batch Image Enhancer.

You can read it here if you want: GOTDReviews.info

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  7 years ago
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decided not to get this one.. I have already have Irfan, Picasa and GIMP.
All of which are free, very useful and from what I have read actually better than this program!
But thanks anyway GAOTD!!

Reply   |   Comment by partlysbabe  –  7 years ago
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One thing all you moaners seem to forget is tha (a) everything here is FREE and (b) NOT everyone is PC User Freindly than some of us and therefore look to sites/forums such as GOTD for advice and free software,so either STOP MOANING or GO ELSEWHERE!

thanks GOTD keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by max  –  7 years ago
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Try a product called Jade. It's very simple, you can adjust the change to your needs and it handles single images and bath.

The results look great. After I massage with Photoshop Elements i run the JPEG images through Jade,

Reply   |   Comment by Ira  –  7 years ago
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Picasa by Google is much better at this sort of stuff.

See what's new in Picasa 3:

Sync your Picasa 3 and Picasa Web Albums edits

Tired of having to manually re-upload your photos after making further edits? By enabling 'Sync to Web,' edits made to your photos in Picasa 3 are automatically transferred to your corresponding online albums.

You can sync the following changes:

* Picasa 3 edits (Basic Fixes, Tuning, and Effects)
* Photos added or deleted in Picasa 3
* Captions, tags, or geotags

Getting started

The Sync to Web button sync is located on the right side of each folder or album header. When you click this button, you'll first be prompted to upload the photos in that folder or album to Picasa Web Albums. You can change the upload size, album privacy setting, or even add a watermark to your uploaded photos. When the upload is complete, any subsequent Picasa 3 edits to those photos will automatically transfer to your online album.
Troubleshooting

You can disable the sync feature at any time by clicking the Sync to Web button again, or by selecting Disable Sync in the drop-down menu to the right of the Share button in the folder or album header. All your photos and their edits up to this point remain online, but any new edits and changes will no longer be synchronized.

The following changes don't transfer to your online albums:

* Reordering photos
* Changes made to folder or album properties
* Changes made to filenames

retouch
Retouch your images

Always want to be airbrushed? Use the Retouch tool to remove unsightly blemishes and improve photo quality. It can also help you to restore old photos with marks, water stains, and scratches to excellent condition.

When editing any photo, just click the Retouch button retouch on the 'Basic Fixes' tab. Adjust the size of your brush, and use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out of the photo for precise edits. Click once to highlight the area you'd like to retouch, and then find another portion of the picture that should take the place of your highlighted area. Hover over this replacement area and click a second time.
viewer
Preview image files with Picasa Photo Viewer

The photo viewer is a fast, lightweight application for viewing images on your desktop or through Windows Explorer. Installed with Picasa 3, it lets you to take a quick look at images without having to fully open the Picasa 3 program.

What you can do with the photo viewer:

* Add stars, zoom in and out with your mouse scroll wheel, rotate, or proceed to Picasa 3 to make more extensive edits.
* Upload directly from the photo viewer to Picasa Web Albums or Blogger. Jump right into emailing or printing as well.

From your computer desktop or from within Windows Explorer, just double-click any image file viewer to launch the Picasa Photo Viewer. You can reconfigure the file types that the photo viewer will display by clicking the Tools menu in Picasa 3 and selecting Configure Photo Viewer.

If you'd prefer to use a different application to view certain file types, deselect the file types that the photo viewer shouldn't open. To disable the Picasa Photo Viewer entirely, click the 'Don't use Picasa Photo Viewer' option.


There is even more than this, but to find out about it go to:
http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=93773
To download, go here:
http://picasa.google.com/thanks.html
Hope you like it,



-Webmaster

Reply   |   Comment by thewebmaster  –  7 years ago
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Checked it out but the functions and ease of use are not even close to http://www.photofiltre.com/ and Photofiltre is free.

Reply   |   Comment by Ozzie  –  7 years ago
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It's a nice software if you want to apply some quick adjustment, like other freewere on internet... now you decide... i've tried it's not bad...

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  7 years ago
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I was delighted to find a program that has a batch function for tweakable color temp and adjustable white balance--without NET!!!! A string of images will often have faulty white balance--like a greenish or bluish tinge--and it would be great to be able to make the adjustment across the board instead of having to make the same minor change to each image individually! I was always surprised to find that standard image editors don't have this capability...I use Photoshop Elements and CorelDraw (with its image editor PhotoPaint) and none of these apps have batch COLOR adjustment (I realize they have batch commands for size, etc., etc....). If anyone can refer me to a small, free program with batch capability for color temp and white balance (NOT requiring NET!), I would be forever grateful! :-)

Janet

Reply   |   Comment by Janet  –  7 years ago
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I worked doing photo processing and 90% of photos do very well using auto adjustments.
"No two photos are alike", true but most cameras do quite well autocorrecting the images, and for most photos nothing more than a white balance adjustment, levels adjustment, or simply a slight lighten or darken is needed. Most times all photos of an event will have a similar adjustment needed.
Practically every photo you sent off to a lab that came out so wonderfully went through a batch process.

That being said, this software doesn't really do that much that most other software packages do. Even ones that come with most digital cameras or photo printers will do the same things. Photoshop will do far better batch processing.

The pros
easy to use
simple interface

The cons
Image preview is cumbersome and small
no way to preview multiple images or resize
slow loading individual images
limited customization of adjustments

Reply   |   Comment by brad  –  7 years ago
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@28: maybe that 22 people had voted after you loaded the page. then when you clicked on 'yes' it refreshed the numbers.

Reply   |   Comment by ssj4Gogeta  –  7 years ago
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Use PICASA from google.
it's free and MUCH better than this.

http://picasa.google.com/

Reply   |   Comment by ssj4Gogeta  –  7 years ago
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Comment #14 had a +1 at the bottom for 'Usefulness'...I clicked on 'Yes' and it jumped to +23!!!! Wow--didn't realize my opinion carried so much weight...:-)...!! Often when I click one of the two Usefulness buttons, it jumps up (or down, as the case may be), two or three points...so I figured maybe it collects up a few votes before registering them....But up 22 points?!? Would like to hear from GAOTD how the Usefulness poll works....
Thanks,
Janet

Reply   |   Comment by Janet  –  7 years ago
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My Windows Player can not burn the video

Reply   |   Comment by slindy  –  7 years ago
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Like some of the others I can't understand why you would want to use a batch enhancement on multiple photos.. I use Gimp www.gimp.org. It is similar to photoshop and you can even use photoshop plug ins in it.

Reply   |   Comment by Mustangrider  –  7 years ago
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#11 - maybe u dont know ! The pgm can be used to BATCH RESIZE pics that someone snapped in the 8mp setting and they all need to be resized.
You go ahead on and do that one pic at a time. No rules state the pic has to be enhanced. Just because YOU dont have a clue or need for the pgm doesnt mean the pgm is worthless.

Reply   |   Comment by t  –  7 years ago
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Thanx but I'll stick with Paint Shop Pro

Reply   |   Comment by Billie  –  7 years ago
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@#8, #11-

photographs are all individual pictures and no two are exactly the same even


well, in general I'll agree. But there are areas of photography that desperately need batch processing, and I've dabbled in 2 already. mostly it's when you use a camera as a tool, not taking snaps out and about.

time lapse photo sequences can and do get wildly oversize, and batch cropping can reduce space without losing detail. crop first, resample later. batch cropping is a lot more precise and deals with 700+ photo strings with a lot less boredom.

the other place I've used this capability is when digitizing slides and negatives, or other targets are snapped in a stationary position to the camera, but aren't the same aspect ratio as the camera. few Canon Powershots have 3:2 ar and none have 2.4:2.2 at all. the A720IS has 16:9, but not 2:3. (35mm film)

I take exposure-bracketed strings using a camera-mounted jig to later combine into higher dynamic ratio pictures to retain details from the original. there the process starts with batch lens correction (barrel distortion in macro mode), batch crop to speed later work, and image stacking.

BTW, for solid tripod or solid-mount jig work, turn off the image stabiization. it helps a lot.

I have the Batch Image Processor from before, and I still tend to use FastStone Photo Resizer for most batch jobs, though tweakable color temp and adjustable white balance is a plus- (there's another area to batch-process... ever mess up and take a whole string of photos with the wrong white balance or just in odd lighting? I have, and since I keep all my originals, now I have a second chance at them.) I just wish they'd add barrel/pincushion to the features.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  7 years ago
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Now I can get rid of my Photoshop!

Reply   |   Comment by lyn  –  7 years ago
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Its better to use Freeware Alternatives.. But the software from this company is good.. I have used the previous GiveAway from this company like batch image resizer etc..

But this has Ads in it.. So its an AdWare and Not a FREE GiveAway..

Reply   |   Comment by Nanjangud  –  7 years ago
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Thanks for the offer but all these features are available in Microsoft Works.

Reply   |   Comment by Dee  –  7 years ago
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#7, Since the giveaway has only been available for less than 4 hours, maybe #2 had already purchased the product!! Are you the T & C police? If so, you might want to check with a lawyer about the exact wording of the T & C. Is an image on a website that has been modified by this program actually being used 'commercially', many people use tools 'not for commercial use' to generate a final product!! How could you 'prove' that this tool was used in making a modified image anyway?

Reply   |   Comment by ebax  –  7 years ago
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re: #13 - "It’s very difficult to find a program better than Photoshop elements."

- er, Photoshop?

re: this software.

I use Photoshop 10 (CS3) in a professional capacity daily and have tried all sorts of other graphics packages over the years. Its overkill for most people so this fills a gap that other far more 'techically advanced' bits of software take time to learn. If you're looking for something FREE and simple, then this software does what it needs to. If you have a few hundred pounds to spare and are fanatical about perfect image effects, get Photoshop and spend years learning how to do the job properly.

re: #5, I agree having to install a 200mb dot net download is a bit of a pain but I'm sure theres a reason it wouldnt run without it.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  7 years ago
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I like the Irfan Viewer which is totally free for personal use.

http://www.irfanview.com/

But you must purchase it for commercial use.

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IrfanView is provided as freeware, but only for private, non-commercial use (that means at home).

IrfanView is free for educational use (schools, universities and libraries) and for use in charity or humanitarian organisations.

If you intend to use IrfanView at your place of business or for commercial purposes, please register and purchase it.

Reply   |   Comment by Kamal  –  7 years ago
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Phil nr 8 please can you enlighten us as to the freeware programs you use? These lists are really useful for other readers!

Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  7 years ago
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'BinaryMark'...The makers of the Biorythm/Astrology/numerology Calculator...

'nuff said...

Reply   |   Comment by Ed  –  7 years ago
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I really wanted to like this program. Really. I did. But.... no, I couldn't even stand to fully test it out. Why? The utterly hideous horrible user interface. Okay, so it wouldn't be so bad if it were configurable. But its not, and for an image editing program, well, one wonders about its ability to improve the appearance of one's images if it can't even improve its own appearance.

Firstly, the LARGE encompassing window is blue. Very blue. Distracting blue. Blue is not a good color to edit photos by. It will skew the appearance of many colors and an image will not look the same as when it is against a more neutral background. Okay, so change the window's color - right? Nope. Can't do that.

Okay, let me try it out anyways, but first, I need to resize this window. Oh okay, wait, it won't let me even resize it?? Nope. Cannot even drag the top or bottom up or down for resizing. That is truly where I just gave up. If I cannot make myself at all comfortable with a program while using it then I'm just not gonna use it. And that is how this poor program ended up.

This is my first time ever writing even a short review here on something I've not tested at least somewhat in actual use. I thought about it for a minute and wondered if I was being one of those rating a program without even downloading it - but no, this was my actual experience with the program. I could in no way stand to test it any further but I felt it at least a bit worthwhile to let others and the developers know of the reasons a potential user tossed this one aside.

I'd try it again if the interface were made configurable by at least very basic standards. (and to me, color and window size are very very basic standards to meet!)

Reply   |   Comment by meowzz  –  7 years ago
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It's very difficult to find a program better than Photoshop elements.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  7 years ago
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This program installed on my xp and did not do much after that. It discovered that I need a browser installed! I have already IE, Opera & Firefox installed and it can not even detect them! I believe that it is saying that it could not see .net in the system. Smart one, that!!

Reply   |   Comment by bachupan  –  7 years ago
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Why even consider anything that says batch photos?????? photographs are all individual pictures and no two are exactly the same even if you take two pictures as fast as you can of the exact same thing they will not be the same. you most likely would not know the difference but there will be a difference for sure.

i am not saying this is a badly written program. i am saying anyone that uses any of these for batch use has no idea what photos are about.

Reply   |   Comment by Kelly  –  7 years ago
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Doesn't run on my XP Pro SP3 system:

EventType : clr20r3 P1 : mbenhancer.exe P2 : 3.5.0.0 P3 : 34
P4 : mscorlib P5 : 2.0.0.0 P6 : 471ebc5b P7 : 1f49 P8 : 0
P9 : system.typeloadexception

Reply   |   Comment by frog  –  7 years ago
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Download: OK
Activation: OK
Installation: OK ?
Registration: ?
Operation: OP (= only partly)
Un-installation: HC (= hopefully complete)
Installed it twice without shell integration: first time without, second time with right-click-administrator-rights
Deleted twice: with http://www.revouninstaller.com/

Reasons for uninstall: firstly: preview not working; secondly: I hate the intrusive advertising on the interface

graylox on Vista HP

Reply   |   Comment by graylox  –  7 years ago
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Anyone who knows photography knows that no two photo's turn out the same, so why would you use a batch enhancer on multiple images? I can think of (And more than likely have) at least ten photo programs with better effects (This has just the basics) and they're free. Even for the $9.99/free asking price this program still has a lot to be desired. I've yet to find one photo program that truly does it all, and if I ever do I'd gladly pay the ridiculous asking price. Thanks anyway for trying GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  7 years ago
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@2 " we are using it for quickly changing images on our clients ecommerce sites "
Have you read the T&Cs? >> 3. Strictly personal usage

Reply   |   Comment by Pandora  –  7 years ago
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A free alternative with about the same (batch) functionality is IrfanView.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 years ago
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