How to Resize and Rotate Photos

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In this tutorial we will show you how to set up BatchPhoto manually (without using profiles or projects) for resizing and rotating a set of photos. The tutorial is structured into three sections: Add Photos, Edit Photos and Setup & Process.

Step 1 - Add Photos


1.To add all the pictures from a given folder to the photo list, select Add... Folder, navigate to the desired folder then press Ok button to add all the pictures from the selected folder to the list. Note that the same photo can not be added twice
2.To refine the list by removing individual photos select one or more items and select Remove Selected . To remove all photos select RemoveAll
3.You are now ready to move to the second step of the wizard. Select the Step 2 - Edit Photos tab

Step 2 - Edit Photos

1.Press the Add Filter button and a dialog box with all the available filters will be displayed

filter list

2.Select the Transform section from the left panel. Select the Resize filter from the list and press OK. A dialog box with the filter settings will be displayed


3.Adjust the Resize filter settings as you like, then press OK button
Select the Width & Height option from the Resize by combo-box
Type the desired width or height for the output photos in the Width or Height edit-box (the width and height can be specified either in pixels or percents), you can also use the small up and down arrows to adjust those values
You will notice that while adjusting one field the other will automatically adjust itself in order to keep the original photo's aspect ratio (this is valid if the Maintain aspect ratio check-box is checked)
You don't need to worry about different photo sizes and orientations (portrait or landscape), BatchPhoto will take care to correctly resize the original photos
Note that this filter also has drag & drop support, so you can easily adjust the width and height of the resized photo by moving the edges of the image displayed in the preview
The default settings can be restored by pressing Reset button
4.Repeat the steps 1 and 2 to add the Rotate filter


5.Adjust the Rotate filter settings as you like, then press OK
You can use the Rotate Left or Rotate Right buttons to rotate the photo to the left or to the right with 90 degrees
You can also use the Degrees edit-box to rotate the photo with a specified number of degrees
The default settings can be restored by pressing the Reset button
6.You can now jump to the third step of the wizard or you can continue with the 7th step to modify the output photo names

7.You can modify the output photos' names from the cryptic names given by your digital camera (ex. "DSC1234.jpg") to meaningful names like "Nature 2005-05-02 11-04.jpg" using the Names filter. For additional information see the Rename section
8.You are now ready to move to the third step of the wizard. Select the Step 3 - Setup tab

Step 3 - Setup


1.Output. If you select the local disk as destination for your output photos and choose the Use original photos' folder as output destination option from the combo-box beneath the Destination, then all the processed photos will be saved in the same folder as the original ones. This is ok if you previously changed the names (by using the Names filter) or if you want to overwrite the original photos, but if you intend to keep them you need to select a separate folder. To do that, select the Use selected folder as output destination option from the previously mentioned combo-box and then press the Select button, navigate to the desired folder then press Ok
2.Format. As a default BatchPhoto preserves the original format of the pictures that will be processed
3.Settings. You can select to have the output folder opened in a new Windows Explorer window when the process is finished. The processed photo's attributes (like file date) are left the same (by default) as the originals. You can select to delete the original photos after writing the processed ones if you don't need them any longer
4.Congratulations! You have successfully completed the wizard, all you need to do now is press Process button (top-right). The Processing dialog-box is displayed and all you have left to do now is to wait while the photos are being processed

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