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Have you ever taken a lot of photos and needed to edit them all at once? Whether they need to be resized, rotated, or combined into a photo album, editing the photos one-by-one can be a pain. BatchPhoto, which touts itself as the fastest photo editor, makes this easy. BatchPhoto’s three-step wizard walks you through selecting multiple images, applying a variety of effects, and selecting an output location – it can even upload the images to Facebook and other websites.

We’re giving away 25 copies of BatchPhoto Home for Windows and Mac worth nearly $875 this week! Read on for instructions on entering our giveaway and earning your own copy!

This review is based on the Windows version of BatchPhoto Home but a Mac version will be released on June 20. The license codes we’re giving away will work on both the Windows and Mac version of BatchPhoto.

Step 1: Add Photos

The first step with BatchPhoto is adding the images you want to edit. From within BatchPhoto, you can add specific image files, add a folder full of images, search for images on your computer, or add images directly from a digital camera connected to your computer. You can also drag and drop images directly onto the BatchPhoto window or right-click them in Windows Explorer and use the BatchPhoto menu options.

BatchPhoto displays thumbnails of the images you’ve added. Once you’ve finished adding images, you can continue to step two.

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Step 2: Edit Photos

Once you’ve added images, you can apply one or more graphic filters and select a format for their file names.

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BatchPhoto includes the practical filters you’d expect, including Resize, Rotate, Auto Rotate, Crop, Thumbnail, and Color Balance. There are also filters for annotating images with a comment, the date, or a watermark image. BatchPhoto also includes fun effects like Sepia, Oil Paint, and Charcoal, so you can easily apply Instagram-esque effects and decorations to your photos.

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You can tweak filters after adding them. BatchPhoto doesn’t leave you guessing what a filter or combination of filters will do – it shows you previews every step of the way.

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You can easily select new file names for your photos from here. BatchPhoto can keep the file names unchanged, use the name of the folder containing the photos, or rename the photos based on the date they were taken. You can also create more complex custom file name patterns – there’s even a search and replace function.

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Step 3: Setup

The Setup step is the last one before BatchPhoto processes your photos. You can select a location for the processed photos and an output format. The basic options you’d expect are here – BatchPhoto Home can create common image formats like JPG, PNG, and BMP and can output to any folder on your computer. However, you can also have BatchPhoto automatically email the processed photos or upload them to Facebook, Picasa, or any FTP server. BatchPhoto can also create a single, multi-page document from the processed photos – so you can easily create a PDF photo album that contains all your images.

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Once you’re done tweaking the output settings, click the Process button and BatchPhoto will do all the work. BatchPhoto takes full advantage of multi-core CPUs to speed up its image processing.

Profiles

Profiles are a collection of BatchPhoto settings you can easily load, speeding up steps 2 and 3. For example, if you want to create a PDF photo album, click Select Profile in the Wizard menu and select the Convert to PDF Album profile. Now all you have to do is add your images and you can click the Process button, skipping steps 2 and 3. You can also create your own custom profiles for settings you frequently apply to images. Better yet, you can right-click some images in Windows Explorer and use the Apply Profile option in the Batch Photo menu to quickly apply a profile to the images.

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Want to try BatchPhoto yourself? Bits&Coffee has a free trial you can download and try out. The free version applies a visible watermark to each photo you edit, but it’s a great way to get a feel for whether BatchPhoto is right for you. If you like it, good news – we’re giving away 25 copies of BatchPhoto Home worth almost $875 this week!

How do I win a copy of BatchPhoto Home?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions. Please note that we’ve included a new entry method which utilises your MakeUseOf points.

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. Click here if you can’t view the form.

The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page, our Twitter stream and Google+ page.

The giveaway is over. Here are the winners:
  • Aaron
  • Andrey Zvyagin
  • Aryan Haghparast
  • Cody Crawford
  • Dany Bouffard
  • Dee Wheat
  • den
  • Doug Baland
  • F Lync Brusoe
  • Falah Ahmad
  • Greg Bowen
  • Jamie Smyth
  • Kevin Dorgan
  • Les Siewert
  • rizwan yousaf
  • Robert Hinshaw
  • Roman Vávra
  • Sary
  • Suresh K. Volam
  • susiyanti
  • @omigasun
  • @TheTattooedType
  • @hsc738
  • @jrandecker
  • @xinity

Congratulations! If you were selected as a winner, you would have received your license via email from jackson@makeuseof.com. If you require any assistance, please get in touch with jackson@makeuseof.com before June 27. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, June 22nd. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.

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  1. nivin
    June 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    like to edit my photos... i like this software as my best editer

  2. Sary
    June 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Hello everybody,
    I would like to say thanks to makeuseof team and to Mr. Chris Hoffman;
    I am on of the winners and so happy to be.
    Thank you all.

  3. C
    June 22, 2012 at 7:03 am

    hope to get this and try the program !! hard to see from reviews

  4. Shahid Anjum
    June 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

    nice post...

  5. WayAce King
    June 21, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Thank you for this giveaway

  6. Ali Lou
    June 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Got heaps of photos that need editing this would be handy to have, get thru them so much quicker. Has a lot of features for batch processing.

  7. Yang Yang Li
    June 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I'm sure Photoshop can do the same thing. Why need a dedicated piece of software?

    • Cosmin
      June 21, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Is Photoshop easy to use? Can Photoshop integrate with Windows Explorer's right-click menu? Can it monitor folders for changes and apply edits automatically?

      And of course, there is the price.

      • Yang Yang Li
        June 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        Those are all good points. I was just pondering if there is a need for a dedicated batch photo processing software. Photoshop can batch edit photos easily. More advanced users can also write scripts to have ultimate flexibility over how their photos turn out.
        This software does have one advantage over Ps; the ability to upload processed photos automatically to Facebook.
        Now that I think about it, this software is like Instagram for Pc.

        • Chris Hoffman
          June 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm

          I must confess that I've never been a huge Photoshop user -- I'm more experienced with GIMP, Paint.NET, and other programs which serve my needs. That said:

          -Photoshop is really expensive, and BatchPhoto is definitely cheaper.

          -This is a nice, easy-to-use, all-in-one photo editing application that can easily grab photos directly from a camera, resize/rotate them, perform other processing, and upload them directly to a website. It's a different class of tool from Photoshop. BatchPhoto isn't really meant for hardcore photo-editing, clearly.

  8. Joanna
    June 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm
  9. Kim Paula Guess
    June 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I love to win this. Hassle-free and fast photo editing FTW! :)

  10. Diana Sinaga
    June 20, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Thanks

  11. Ravinder Putta
    June 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  12. Mick
    June 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks!

  13. den
    June 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    i want get key

  14. den
    June 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    o i want get key

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