XnConvert is a free and powerful cross-platform batch image processor, that ensures you to combine over 80 actions. It Compatible with 500 formats. It uses the batch processing module of XnViewMP.
It is Multi-platform. it is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. it is Multilingual. It includes more than 20 different translations. It offers powerful features in an easy-to-use interface providing convenient drag & drop functionality. It’s compatible with more than 500 formats. Export to about 70 different file formats.
It allows you to quickly perform several operations on your image files, including format conversion. It can be handled by individuals of any experience level.
The interface of the program is plain and simple to navigate through. Image files can be imported into the list by using either the file browser, tree view or “drag and drop” method. Batch processing is allowed.
In the queue, you can check out the name, size, date of creation and modification, EXIF date, properties, type, rating, and other data regarding image files.
So, you can add a mask, crop, mirror, rotate and resize pictures, change the color depth, clean metadata and adjust the DPI, as well as add text and watermarks. Furthermore, you can adjust the color balance and apply various filters (e.g. negative, posterize, normalize, saturation, sepia, blur, sharpen, soften).
Once you specify the new format and destination of the images, you can proceed with the conversion job. Furthermore, you can set file renaming rules (e.g. change case), enable it to keep the folder structure and metadata, and others.
Each effect and filter can be precisely configured to suit your needs and a preview window help you to ensure that everything looks as it should. You can apply as many or as few options as you need, so if you’re looking to simply resize a folder full of images, this can be done as easily as applying special effects.
The program’s biggest strength is the support it has for image formats. With over 500 supported formats including the most popular ones such as JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, Camera RAW, JPEG2000, and new ones like WebP, XnConvert can handle any images you can think of.
You begin by adding files or folders containing your images to XnConvert and then move to the Actions tab to perform operations on the images. These are grouped under 4 categories – Image, Map, Filter, and Misc.
The “Image” category encompasses operations relating to size and color depth, metadata removal, watermarking, adding masks, etc. The “Map” category contains image adjustment tools such as adjustment of color, level, shadow-highlights, and a few filters like a negative, solarize, sepia, etc. The “Filters” and “Misc” section contains all the fancy stuff – blur, emboss, oil painting, mosaic and many more.
It can also be used to convert images between formats – just select the format you would like to use on the Output tab of the program. Images can be automatically renamed by pulling Exif information from files, and you can also opt to add information such as the date to your filenames. The power of this software has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. If you work with images, this is an essential tool.
Extensive Toolset: It Combines and chooses between more than 80 different operations including:
- Metadata Editing.
- Transforms: Rotate, Crop, Resize
- Adjustments: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation.
- Filters: Blur, Emboss, Sharpen.
- Effects: Masking, Watermark, Vignetting.
and seamlessly export to XnConvert for command-line usage.
For Everyone: XnConvert is Multi-platform, it is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. XnConvert is Multilingual, it includes more than 20 different translations. It offers powerful features in an easy to use interface providing convenient drag & drop functionality.
Unrivaled Compatibility: XnConvert is compatible with more than 500 formats and Export to about 70 different file formats.
How to do batch image processing on the Linux with XnConvert
Step1: Add your image files: You may either add files individually or choose a folder that contains the images you want to edit. Click on the first tab named “Input” and start adding the files by pressing the corresponding button located on the bottom left. Then you may simply navigate your folders and choose the files you want to insert into the software.
Step2: Set actions: The next step is to define what (editing) actions will be performed to each of the images you have added. Press the “Add action” button and choose one action from the list.
Once you do that, a new set of options in regards to the added action will be given on the left side, while on the right you can see a preview of any of the added images for your convenience. Here, I use a set of screenshots taken on Virtual Machine, so I first need to crop them.
Step3: Define the output: Proceeding to the “Output” tab and the final stage of the procedure. Here we can set the output destination, set file naming options, and choose the desired output format. The output options include both local options such as “save to source folder”, or directly create a zip onto a set disk location, and online service options like uploading to Google’s Picasa, or on your Flickr account.
Last but not least, you may hop on the “Settings” tab and change the GUI language. You will be happy to see that there is support for over twenty languages.
What’s new in XnConvert:
- Batch Processing running on multiple cores.
- WEBP EXIF/XMP support
- Open JPEG updated
- WEBP updated
Pros & Cons
|Batch converts are very quick and easy.||Sometimes freezes while the conversion of the file.|
|It’s very handy to use and supports almost all the formats.|
|Requirement||Windows 10/Windows 8 / Windows 7 /Windows XP|
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