One of my major complaints about iPhoto is the inability to batch edit. Editing and enhancing a photo is done the old fashioned way.
One photo at a time. One enhancement at a time. I like to add a little extra saturation to nearly every photo. That’s just not a fun task one photo at a time. Enter a handy Mac app that does the editing on multiple photos, including multiple edits.
3 Steps To Batch Photo Processing
To be fair, iPhoto isn’t exactly a professional photo editing app. It’s designed for the average Mac user to store photos, apply a few enhancements to make the photos look better.
So, it’s not a professional tool with workflow functions built-in.
That said, iPhoto still stores a lot of photos and there are times when many Mac users will want to edit and enhance more than one photo at a time. How do you do that?
iPhoto Batch Enhancer handles batch editing and enhancing in three basic steps.
First, simply select the photos you want to process in iPhoto. Second, select the specific Action Types in iPhoto Batch Enhancer’s control panel.
Click the Plus + sign to add an action. Click the Tool to edit details for that action. Stack one action on top of another to enable more than one edit or enhancement to the batch.
Up to six actions (functions) can be stacked.
What can you do? Enhance, change to black and white, add sepia tones, and all the basics that come in iPhoto, including scale, rotate, and flip.
Once you’ve set the iPhoto Batch Enhance actions, click the Apply button, and those enhancements are applied to the photos you selected.
The amount of time it takes to complete the batch is dependent upon how fast your Mac is, how many photos you selected, and how many edits or enhancements have been made to each photo.
This app is simple to use but comes with a couple of caveats.
The price is a bit steep considering the functionality, though you could easily pay for it with time saved by batch updating a few hundred photos.
It’s better than editing or applying enhancements one photo at a time.
iPhoto Batch Enhance doesn’t work in the background which means you can’t use your Mac for other tasks while it’s enhancing the photos. It also means iPhoto is stopped and restarted multiple times so the iPhoto Batch Enhancer editor can work.
Otherwise, it’s a handy app that saves time.