What do you do after taking a few hundred photos? Stuff them into iPhoto or Aperture or Adobe Lightroom, right? After that, one-by-one, photos get enhanced, cropped, resized, and tweaked before heading into a gallery or uploaded to Flickr.
The only problem with that time-honored, step-by-step method of managing a few hundred digital photos is this. One-by-one. Mac users who handle digital photos by the hundreds or thousands invariably have batch image processing tools.
XnConvert is a free batch image converter that is about as easy as possible to crop, rotate, resize, mask and convert. It even features standard filters and effects from emboss and blur, to sharpen and sepia tone.
Drag and drop your photos to XnConvert. Then setup the processing.
XnConvert handles all the standard photo and image file formats for Mac or Windows (.png, .jpg, .tiff, .gif, RAW) and about 500 others (check the list— I’ve never seen that many).
The app’s interface isn’t much on esthetics and usability, but works simply enough. Select which processing functions you want, check the Preview before and after (should be side by side instead of tabbed), and click the Convert button.
Considering the absence of a price tag, XnConvert is surprisingly robust (64-bit version for Macs with plenty of CPU and RAM) and churns through the processing of hundreds of photos quickly.
XnConvert is also available for download on the Mac App Store. The publisher’s site is short on details and how to instructions, but anything this powerful that’s priced free is worth a look.