When you’re dealing with a multitude of images that require the same adjustments, you can’t really afford to go through them one by one. It would be both time- and energy-consuming. In this case the best option is to resort to a tool with batch processing capabilities that will do all the hard work for you.
Maybe you need to rename all your photos with relevant names, resize them to specific dimensions, add your brand logo for protection or marketing reasons or adjust the exposure and saturation. No matter the type of edit and no matter the number of photos, with the aid of batch editing tools you can automate the editing process and use the time to focus on other tasks.
In this article we’ve created a list of 10 Windows apps that enable you to apply the desired edits to a large number of images simultaneously.
BatchPhoto is a batch photo editing app for Windows developed to help you improve your productivity. The app was created as a three-step wizard and therefore it is quite easy to use. All you have to do is add your images, edit them and choose your output format and destination folder. Next the program will automatically apply the edits you made to all your pictures.
BatchPhoto is quite rich in features. The tool allows you to perform numerous image optimization operations, such as resizing, rotating, cropping, converting (extensive support for RAW formats), watermarking or date stamping. At the same time you can enhance your images in bulk by adjusting the contrast, brightness or saturation, by sharpening them or by applying a wide range of special effects like black and white and sepia. You can also decorate your pictures with various borders and frames.
Because it was created with productivity in mind, BatchPhoto gives you the possibility to save your current settings as profiles and easily load them later, including directly from Windows Explorer contextual menu. This way you’ll be able to right-click on any picture and automatically apply your predefined edits, without having to open the program. As far as exporting goes, the tool gives you the option to save your newly-edited photos on your PC, upload them to FTP or share them via email.
ACDSee Photo Studio
ACDsee Photo Studio Ultimate is a complex photo management and editing software. Since it was designed for professional use, it comes with everything you need to properly organize your photography, to optimize your images and to create visually appealing content. On the downside, because it integrates so many options and tools to manipulate images and create graphics, it may require some time to get used to how it works.
Naturally, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate comes with batch processing functions which you can find in the Manage mode. The software is designed with before and after tabs so you can understand the adjustments made and allows you to zoom in on a specific area of the photo. As far as editing goes, you don’t need to worry. This Windows program gives you the opportunity to apply a wide range of operations to multiple images at the same time.
With Photo Studio Ultimate you can resize, crop, rotate, watermark, adjust the exposure, make color corrections or apply various artistic effects. One particular type of edit is Light EQ, which enables you to adjust particular areas of a picture that are either too light or too dark, without changing the rest of the picture. To improve your workflow, you can save your settings as preset and use them in another session.
Fotor for Windows is a suite of editing tools with a batch processing feature. The app comes with a modern and intuitive design, which allows you to easily familiarize yourself with how everything works. Once you’ve uploaded your images you can begin editing them, and yes… there’s a multitude of possibilities when it comes to tweaking photos.
Fotor allows you to crop, rotate, resize or fine-tune settings like the contrast, exposure, shadows or highlights. The program is packed with an impressive number of artistic effects, and offers a feature that is particularly designed for portrait retouching: you can fix skin blemishes, remove wrinkles and red-eye, whiten your teeth and many more. You can also add stickers, borders and various text to your pics.
In addition to image editing, Fotor is well-known for its collage making capabilities. The app offers more than a hundred templates to choose from and, when you’re done, lets you save your photos on your computer or directly share them on popular social networks.
Fotophire is an image editing toolkit designed with the ability to process images in bulk. The software comprises three major tools: Photo Editor to optimize the aspect of your pictures, Photo Cutter to change the background and Photo Eraser to remove unwanted objects from your photos.
The Photo Editor gives you multiple options to enhance your images. Depending on your needs you can crop, straighten or flip your pictures, adjust the white balance, temperature or clarity, add a creative vignette effect or apply over two hundred artistic filters like vintage and cinematic. Besides being impressively-rich in features, Fotophire scores points with users by being quite easy to use.
Pretty useful is the fact that you have the option to save your settings as presets and use them in another editing session. The tool provides support for common image formats like JPEG, PNG or TIFF, but can’t read RAW files. You can opt to save the new set of images on your PC or share them on Facebook.
Polarr is the right tool to use if you’re looking to give your images a professional look. Designed with batch export capabilities, Polarr enjoys a fresh interface and gives you the opportunity to optimize and retouch your pictures in numerous ways.
The editing process starts off with basic operations such as resizing, cropping or rotating and continues with a large variety of adjustments to improve the exposure, contrast or saturation, to balance the tone, dehaze and denoise your pics and more. The app places at your disposal special face tools to clear the skin, remove red-eye or adjust chin and forehead dimensions, as well as dozens of effects and filters to enhance your photos.
Fotosizer is a simple and efficient bulk editing software for Windows. The program comes with a clean interface and places at your disposal everything you need in the main dashboard (no menus to navigate). The editing process is pretty straightforward: add your images in the left side of the dashboard, apply the desired edits on the right side and just hit the Start button.
Fotosizer comes with a decent amount of features. You can resize, crop or rotate your pictures, protect them with a text or logo watermark, balance the saturation, brightness or contrast or apply special effects such as polaroid, lomo or vignette. To make your tasks easier, you can save your settings as profiles and easily load them in another session.
Pixillion Image Converter
Pixillion Image Converter is a Windows batch editing software with a strong focus on converting images from and to a wide range of formats. The tool comes with a user-friendly interface and makes it simple to process your photos: just add the pictures, select the output format and folder and let the program automatically convert them.
Of course, in addition to converting, the tool gives you the possibility to apply other types of edits to your pictures to optimize them for web use, such as resizing, flipping, rotating or watermarking. If you wish to further retouch your images you’ll need to install its sister app called PhotoPad.
FastStone Photo Resizer
Despite its restrictive name, FastStone Photo Resizer allows you to perform plenty of other useful operations besides reducing file size. This batch processing tool is designed to rename, crop, rotate or convert images, as well as change the color depth, adjust the brightness, contrast or saturation. Additionally you can insert a text or logo watermark or add borders to your pictures.
To save time and energy, the tool enables you to save your settings and apply them later to another folder of pictures. If the features are enough for basic image editing, the disappointing part about FastStone Photo Resizer is the design. The interface is pretty outdated and requires a little bit of adjustment time in comparison to other similar apps.
ImBatch is a batch image editing tool for PC created to automate a wide range of tasks. The program doesn’t have the sleekest interface and feels rather obsolete, but it makes up for it through the variety of features and fast processing.
With ImBatch you can optimize your images by resizing, cropping, rotating, flipping or converting them in bulk. You can also improve their overall aspect by enabling the auto-enhancement filters or by manually setting the contrast, brightness and saturation, by adjusting the color balance and many more.
The tool lets you save your frequently-used operations and apply them directly from Windows Explorer’s right–click menu to be even more efficient. Once you’re done you can upload your new images to FTP or directly publish them on Facebook.
Light Image Resizer
Light Image Resizer is our final option for editing multiple images simultaneously on PC. This batch image editor is relatively easy to use and, despite its limiting name, offers a decent amount of features to optimize and improve the overall aspect of your photos
With this tool you can not only resize, but also rename, convert or watermark multiple pictures at the same time. Light Image Resizer also has features to adjust the brightness and contrast of your photos and to change the color depth. Moreover, you can create a collage from several photos and print it or directly share it on popular social platforms.