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Is there a bulk photo editor out there?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by William702, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. William702

    William702 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm using picmonkey to edit photos at the moment. All I do is upload the photo, and adjust the exposure by increasing the brightness, highlights and contrast.

    I hate having to upload photos one by one to do this. Is there a way anyone knows of to do something similar to this and have it apply the changes to all of the photos uploaded.

    If you know how to do this on picmonkey and could let me know it would be appreciated. Or if you know of another program where you can set up parameters to bulk edit hundreds of pics in the same way and could share that info with me here or in a PM it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GringoMonkey

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    If you have adobe photoshop you can create an action command to automatically repeat the same process on all photos in a folder.
     
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  4. William702

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    I don't have photo shop but with the time that would save me it would be worth it ten times over. Thank you for the advice, I'll check it out.

    Thank you.
     
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    Adobe has automation, but it might not work, unless all pictures of the same quality and will require the same edit.
    E.g. exposure on one picture could be fine, but on another, the same exposure level would be too much.
     
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  6. William702

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    All the photos are pretty much the same. they are product photos of smaller items all taken in a light tent. I find the only variable is the brightness. the other two I whack up to 100% each and the pics come out perfect 99% of the time. If the products is white then that can throw it off and I just go in and manually update any that dont work. I made a macro to do it but it is not too reliable.

    I was just reading that Gimp might offer the same thing and is free from what I read. I might try that first and see if it does what I need. other than that i guess it looks like i am either fine tuning the macro or getting adobe.

    Thank you guys for your help, I knew someone here would know of a way.
     
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    Not sure if that option works on automation, but PS has 'auto tone/contrast' options where it adjusts it for you.
     
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    Affinity Designer is a cheaper alternative to photoshop and illustrator at the same time. It's a one time purchase instead of the monthly subscription.
     
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    You can hire a developer to create an easy script based on a library called intervention image, this library contain all thoses features...

    Just Google it...
     
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    The bulk editor other than PS I've used is XnConvert and is totally free.

    I've used it on tons of projects and has the functions you require.
     
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  13. William702

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    Eureka!

    The problem I was having with the macro I made was that the page would sometimes load up slowly meaning that the page would not have moved to the location I needed it to before trying to click on something. I fixed it by giving it an extra 2 seconds to load and then pressing home and a few page downs to get it in the right spot every time. I was able to make up that time by speeding it up in other places.

    So I managed to make one last night that works 100% of the time and every picture looks spot on. I was worried with giving it the same criteria for each image but it has worked out just fine. I left it on over night when I slept and it edited 1400 photos which would have taken me 2 - 3 days to do manually.

    Thank you all for your input though, it was much appreciated.
     
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