Batch Raw Photo Conversion with Multi-Core Processors

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By taking advantage of multi-core processors BatchPhoto can convert hundreds or even thousands of raw images to common image formats like JPEG or TIFF in a single session.

Bits&Coffee has released BatchPhoto v. 2.5, a powerful Windows photo converter program that makes it easy to annotate, touch up, transform, apply effects, convert and rename hundreds of pictures in a single operation. Instead of enhancing and adjusting pictures individually, BatchPhoto lets you select a group of images, define a series of edits, and apply them in a single operation.

With version 2.5, BatchPhoto introduces a new major feature: Raw Photo Development. DSLR digital cameras can save the raw image data as read by the optical sensor without any loss or additional processing. The resulting files often called raw images or digital negatives need additional processing on the PC with a specialized software.

By taking advantage of multi-core processors BatchPhoto can convert hundreds or even thousands of raw images to common image formats like JPEG or TIFF in a single session. Custom defined settings like White Balance or Demosaicing allow the user to control the development process in detail. Additional filters and transformations can be applied to photos in the same session (e.g. Watermark, Resize, Sepia and so on).

Almost every digital camera manufacturer has one or several different file formats for storing the raw image data, which leads to poor support from software vendors. The program can read and convert most of those formats, including formats from digital camera makers like: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, Kodak, Pentax.

BatchPhoto is an image converter capable of converting raw digital photographs to dozens of image formats, including: JPG, TIF, PDF, PNG, GIF, BMP, EPS, TGA, and PSD. It can also change the meaningless names assigned by digital cameras to custom keyword based names, in the same operation.

A second new feature introduced in version 2.5 is the ability to create PDF documents from multiple images. In the same process each image can be annotated, watermarked, and adjusted. So instead of sharing individual pictures the user can share a PDF album with dozens.

Overall, BatchPhoto has more than three dozen graphical filters that can be applied to pictures. The filters are divided into four main categories: Annotate, Touch Up, Transform, and Effects. The program is designed with productivity and ease of use in mind, so the user can save settings and use profiles for speeding up common tasks. BatchPhoto adds itself to Windows Explorer's contextual (right-click) menu, so the user can apply predefined or custom defined profiles to groups of pictures with ease.

New features in v. 2.5 include: support for RAW images, support for creating PDF files from multiple images, support for multi-page TIFF and GIF images, and an improved graphical user interface.

BatchPhoto v. 2.5 runs under all versions of Windows, including Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It comes in two editions: Home and Pro priced at $29.95(US), and $59.95(US). BatchPhoto may be purchased securely online at http://www.batchphoto.com/. Quantity discounts and site licenses are available. A free 30-day trial version can be downloaded from the same web address.

Bits&Coffee is a privately held software company from Craiova, Romania (European Union). At Bits&Coffee we create software products that help our users be more productive when working with digital photographs. For more information, contact Bits&Coffee, street Spania P6-3, 200726 Romania. Phone: +40(722)242-277 Fax: +40(351)430-046

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