Apple’s iPhone is the world’s most popular digital camera, and who among us doesn’t have tens of thousands of photos thanks to no need for film, processing, or printing? Hey, you can grab 4k video on your phone! What’s not to like? Editing. We take so many photos that need a tweak or a touch up that Mac and iPhone apps that edit photos number in the hundreds. Here’s one that edits photos in batches.
Batch Me, Baby!
The claim to fame with the Mac app Photo GUN is twofold. There’s a long list of photo editing tools to tweak whatever your camera captures. And, all those tweaks can be done in batch mode, which means dozens to hundreds of photos can be cropped, edited, rotated, and have a watermark added with just a few clicks.
How does it work? Drag and drop.
The user interface is mostly self explanatory. Drag and drop a photo or folder of photos onto Photo GUN, then use the controls to make tweaks and adjustments, and apply filters and effects.
- One at a time or to many photos at one time.
- Resize Photos for emailing, blogging, or archiving
- Adjust Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
- Effects – frames, vignettes, and more
- Watermark – add a watermark to dozens of photos
- Crop and Rotate – resize photos to match requirements
- Grayscale – remove color and adjust grayscale
- Convert – change photos to and from JPG, PNG, TIFF, more
- Rename – change the file name of a batch of photos
The list of tools and effects that can be used is more extensive than above, but you get to preview images at each stage of the workflow.
Photo GUN’s interface appears simplistic but you get to see both the original and the edited image side-by-side.
Adjustment controls use both a slider bar for ease of use, and a numerical entry for precision. The upper toolbar is not cluttered but could use preferences to add a name to the icons as it isn’t clear what each does.
The watermark is easy to use but suffers from not being able to drag and drop the watermark to a specific location on each photo. Instead, location relies on a positioning tool and a standard x and y axis.
Photo GUN doesn’t cost much considering the laundry list of effects, filters, and tools, but the claim to fame is batch changes and ease of use.