Step 2 - Edit Photos

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BatchPhoto's user interface is designed as a Wizard. In the second step of the wizard you will add and configure filters to apply on the photos.

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1. Filter list

Add a filter to the list by pressing the Add Filter button or select the Add Filter option from the filter list's right-click menu. A dialog box with all the available filters is displayed

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The filters' list is structured into five sections: Annotate, Decorations, Effects, Touch-Up, and Transform. Select one section and all available filters from that section will be shown in the right-side list (the "All Filters" section contains all filters). Select a filter from the list either by typing it's name or selecting it with the mouse cursor, then press the OK button.

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A filter configuration dialog will be displayed, adjust the filter's settings and then press OK button
You can change the filter settings even after the filter has been added. Select the desired filter from the list, then select the Edit option from the filter list's right-click menu. The filter configuration dialog will be displayed, adjust the filter's settings and then press OK button
To remove one or more filters from the list select the filters and select the RemoveRemove Selected option or use the right-click menu which has a similar option
To remove all the filters from the list select the Remove Remove All option or use the right-click menu which has a similar option
You can change the order in which the filters will be applied using the Drag & Drop feature. Simply select the filter you want to move and drag it to the new position in the list. You may obtain slightly different results by changing the filters' order. An alternative to the Drag & Drop option is the use of Move Up and Move Down options from the right-click menu.
You can also duplicate a filter with all it's settings by selecting the filter and choosing the Duplicate option from the right-click menu

2. Names

The Names filter is an advanced tool for changing the cryptic names that were generated by your digital camera (e.g. DSC2342.jpg) to meaningful names like "Summer July, 2011.jpg". For additional information see the Rename section

3. Preview

You can take advantage of the advanced preview feature of Step 2 to see exactly how the resulting photos will look like prior to processing the originals. The preview section shows the original picture and the resulting one after applying all the filters.

Use the < and > buttons to navigate the photos list (compiled at Step 1) , or select the desired photo from the combo-box
To visualize either the modified or the original photo select the Preview respectively the Original tab on top of the preview window. When first selecting the Preview tab for a given photo the filters will be applied in the background and this may take some time, you do not have to wait for the operation to complete. Also you can press the Switch View button from the bottom-right corner of the preview window or the Alt + W keys to switch faster between the Preview and Original tabs
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. The undo/redo functionality is also available for the filter configuration dialogs.

See also:

How to Add Comments and Time to Photos

How to Resize and Rotate Photos