Step 1 - Add Photos

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BatchPhoto's user interface is designed as a Wizard. In the first step of the wizard you will add the photos to be processed.

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Photo list

You can add photos to the list by adding individual photos (Add Photos), by adding entire folders (Add...Folder), by defining a search pattern (Add... Search & Add) or by adding the photos that are attached to the clipboard using the Ctrl + V key combination or the Paste option from the photo list's right-click menu.
Pressing the Add Photos button will open a dialog box from where you need to navigate to the folder containing the desired photos. Select the photos by holding the Ctrl key and pressing the left mouse button on top of each one. Also you can select all the photos from the folder by pressing at the same time the Ctrl + A keys. To deselect individual photos after selecting a few, press and hold the Ctrl key and press the left mouse button on top each photo that you want to exclude. You can also add photos by selecting the Add Photo(s) option from the contextual menu that appears when right-clicking on the photo list.
The Add...Folder option will open a dialog box from where you need to navigate to the desired folder then press OK and an entire folder of photos will be added to the list. You can also add folders by selecting the Add Folder option from the contextual menu that appears when right-clicking on the photo list.
The Add...Search & Add option will open a dialog box which you can use to define your desired Search Path (search pattern). You can input your search path manually or you can use the Browse button which opens a folder-selection dialog that will make the task of finding the path to a specific folder a lot easier. After you have selected the folder where BatchPhoto is going to search for your photos you can select/manually define a Search Mask which enables you to add only photos that have names and extensions which match the search mask to the photo list. You can also define a search pattern by selecting the Search & Add option from the contextual menu that appears when right-clicking on the photo list.

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The list can be adjusted by removing individual photos. Select one or more photos by holding the Ctrl key and pressing the left mouse button on top of each one, then select the RemoveSelected option. This option is also available in the photo list's right-click menu.
You can empty the list by selecting the RemoveAll option, the photos will be removed only from the list and not from your storage device (e.g. hard disk). This option is also available in the photo list's right-click menu.
You can change the order in which the photos will be processed using the Drag & Drop feature. Simply select the photo you want to move and drag it to the new position in the list
You can also change the way in which photos are displayed in the list. The available views are: Details, Small Icons, Medium Icons, and Big Icons. Simply press the View button and choose the view that best serves your needs
To preview a photo from the list, select the desired photo by pressing the left mouse button on top of it. The preview will be displayed in the bottom-right corner of the window. By using the small buttons from underneath the displayed image you can adjust the size of the preview. Use the first button to scale the picture to the preview's window size, the second button to display the picture in it's original size, + button to zoom in the picture and -- button to zoom out of the picture. Also if the picture is larger than the preview's window you can drag-and-drop on top to scroll it. To disable the preview un-check the Show Preview check-box

Any change made in this panel can be undone by selecting Edit Undo from the main menu bar or using the Ctrl + Z combination. If, by mistake, you undo a change that was valid, that change can be redone by selecting Edit Redo from the main menu bar or using the Ctrl + Y combination.

See also:

How to Add Comments and Time to Photos

How to Resize and Rotate Photos