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Author Topic: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos  (Read 7924 times)

sunlitgreen

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[Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« on: March 11, 2010, 09:43:16 PM »
Hi all,

BatchBlitz is a digital photo categorizer, filter and batch editor (freeware).

In BatchBlitz, you first select some source photos to be processed, specify where to output the processed files, define one or more actions to be taken, then simply click Start.


Main window:

mainwindow.jpg[Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos


Categorize Photos....

BatchBlitz lets you categorize photos by Exif or IPTC metadata. E.g. you can put your photos into different folders according to the camera make, or the date photos are taken.

categorize.png[Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos


Filter Photo Files....

BatchBlitz allows you to filter out (or exclude) certain photos before actions are taken on them.

You can filter photos using regular expression:

filter_regex.png[Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos

Or, you can define some filtering rules, e.g. exclude photo only if width > height.

filter_rules.png[Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos


Batch Edit Photos....

To batch edit photos, you define one or more actions to be taken. These actions can be activated/deactivated, reordered by drag-and-drop, as well as added or deleted...

actions.png[Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos

Actions are highly customizable. E.g. using "Add Text" action, you can even add Exif info onto your photos.

add_text.jpg[Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos

exif.png[Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos

You can view these Exif/IPTC values in the Image Properties dialog:

image_prop.png[Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos


BatchBlitz product info:
http://www.sunlitgreen.com/batchblitz.html

Website homepage:
http://www.sunlitgreen.com/

Any comments will be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Regards,
Sunlit Green
« Last Edit: March 11, 2010, 10:07:22 PM by sunlitgreen »

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 09:50:37 PM »
The interface looks great, and freeware too? wow nice!
Definitely going to give this a try.

Are you the programmer?

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 09:53:17 PM »
The interface looks great, and freeware too? wow nice!
Definitely going to give this a try.

Are you the programmer?

Yep. I'm the sole developer of BatchBlitz.  :)

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 09:55:32 PM »
very nice to meet you, please make yourself at home  :Thmbsup:
-mouser

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 10:12:11 AM »
gHacks pick up on this BatchBlitz,
crediting their source, DC.

http://www.ghacks.ne...-resizer-batchblitz/

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 08:03:05 PM »
 :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

3 Thumbs up for this software, Thanks you VERY much :D

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 06:17:07 AM »
Agreed.  Judging by the interface, this looks like a gorgeous piece of software.  Thanks for the post and software.

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010, 09:00:16 AM »
 Thank you guys for all the kind words!  :-[

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2010, 01:22:55 PM »
Initial testing was very positive.. Really friendly user interface, great that you can save and load projects.

I did experience some hanging (at least in my vmware test environment) that seemed to happen often when i tried to add text -- and the text would not show up when this happened, so seems like some problem with the text generation maybe?

A feature i'd love to see is the ability to invoke BatchBlitz via commandline and give it the name of a project file and then the name of some source files and have it run the saved-project settings on the specified files.

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 01:40:00 PM »
sunlitgreen- these guys have me interested in your software, but I haven't checked it out yet.

I noticed you have a portable version of your Photo Editor but not the full BatchBlitz? Any plans for a portable BatchBlitz? Thanks.

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 07:46:59 PM »
Initial testing was very positive.. Really friendly user interface, great that you can save and load projects.

I did experience some hanging (at least in my vmware test environment) that seemed to happen often when i tried to add text -- and the text would not show up when this happened, so seems like some problem with the text generation maybe?

A feature i'd love to see is the ability to invoke BatchBlitz via commandline and give it the name of a project file and then the name of some source files and have it run the saved-project settings on the specified files.

Thank you mouser for the feedback.

I also have been testing in vmware (win2k, winxp, vista, win7) and identified this problem. Just haven't located the bug for now. I'll release a bug fix asap.

That "commandline" feature is under way already.

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2010, 07:53:12 PM »

I noticed you have a portable version of your Photo Editor but not the full BatchBlitz? Any plans for a portable BatchBlitz?

I tested SGPE for portability... it saves settings in Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\SunlitGreen\PhotoEdit\1.3  :(

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2010, 07:58:33 PM »
sunlitgreen- these guys have me interested in your software, but I haven't checked it out yet.

I noticed you have a portable version of your Photo Editor but not the full BatchBlitz? Any plans for a portable BatchBlitz? Thanks.


For now, you can simply zip the BatchBlitz installation folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\SunlitGreen\BatchBlitz) as a portable version package...  :)

The only problem is, in order to double-click BatchBlitz task file (.bbt) icons to launch the program, you'll have to first manually associate this file type with BatchBlitz.

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2010, 08:00:50 PM »
I tested SGPE for portability... it saves settings in Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\SunlitGreen\PhotoEdit\1.3  :(

Thanks for the info. This bug has been fixed.

« Last Edit: March 13, 2010, 11:00:48 PM by sunlitgreen »

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2010, 07:16:45 AM »
Dude, somebody is making 40 bucks a pop off your freeware:
http://www.shareup.c...-download-50377.html
 :o
Who do we call?
 :mad:

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2010, 10:57:52 AM »
SunlitGreen products were not always freeware... check out webarchive @ http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.sunlitgreen.com

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2010, 11:02:31 AM »
Have you tried downloading it through the shareup link? You will be downloading the latest freeware version. Look at the date... I think shareup just did not update the entry.

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2010, 10:27:45 PM »
Is it possible to perform sharpening with BatchBlitz after the resizing?
This is one pretty important option that is often missing.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2010, 08:55:40 AM »
Dude, somebody is making 40 bucks a pop off your freeware:
http://www.shareup.c...-download-50377.html
 :o
Who do we call?
 :mad:

Take it easy. BatchBlitz once was shareware. This site hosts an outdated version.

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2010, 09:00:36 AM »
Is it possible to perform sharpening with BatchBlitz after the resizing?
This is one pretty important option that is often missing.
Thanks in advance.

No. Not now. But thanks, it's definitely a good idea! I'm considering to add a Sharpen/Blur action.

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Re: [Freeware] BatchBlitz - batch process digital photos
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2010, 12:11:14 AM »
Dude, somebody is making 40 bucks a pop off your freeware:
http://www.shareup.c...-download-50377.html
 :o
Who do we call?
 :mad:

Take it easy. BatchBlitz once was shareware. This site hosts an outdated version.

Oh.
OK.
I guess I should say thanks for making it freeware.
I'm going to be testing it out tonight (haven't had an opportunity 'til now...).