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[Windows] ImBatch is an excellent batch image converter that also does resize, rotate, watermark, crop, and more

2013-05-02_002754 [1]Need to batch convert images to another format? Resize? Rotate? Watermark? Crop? Add or remove EXIF or IPTC tags? Then ImBatch is answering your call. Let’s see if it is worth your time (spoiler: it is definitely worth your time).

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

ImBatch is a freeware “batch image processing” utility that allows you to convert images to other formats, resize, rotate, watermark, crop, and more.




ImBatch is an excellent program that allows you to batch manipulate images. ImBatch can do all of the following to your images (these are called ‘Tasks’):

The best part is you can pick and chose which of the above-mentioned features you want to use on your images. If you only want to use one, you can use just one. If you want to use two at the same time on the same images, you can. If you want to use three at the same time on the same images, you can use three. Etc. You are given the ability to mix and match the tasks as you see fit. You can even save tasks and reload them later for easy reuse on other images. To top it off, if there are common tasks you do often, you can save them and then insert them into the right-click context menu for Windows so that you can easily execute those tasks. Confused? Let me explain.

Let’s say you often convert images to PNG and resize to 500×500 (or whatever other tasks you want to perform). You can add both these tasks to ImBatch and then save them as a batch file for reuse later. After you save them, go to ‘Configuration’ -> ‘Integration’ to add the batch file to the right-click context menu of Windows. Once you do that, you can easily convert images to PNG + resize to 500×500 from the right-click context menu. The following quick demo video shows you this feature in action:

Awesome, isn’t it?

Really the only issue I have with ImBatch is the fact that it can be a bit confusing for new users. This is because of the unorthodox way ImBatch operates when adding tasks. After you add a task, you must click the down-arrow for the task and double-click each line item to modify the settings. This is different than the type drop-down menu approach most people are used to. However, even this isn’t a major issue because once you use ImBatch once, you will get the hang of it.

Conclusion and download link

ImBatch is an excellent program. Not only does it have many image manipulation features, but it works well and its ability to add tasks to the right-click context menu is amazing. If you are looking for a batch image converter that does more than just image conversions, look no further than ImBatch. Get this program. Now.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 1.4.0

Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8

Download size: 6.0 MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/46 [5]

Is it portable? No

ImBatch homepage [6]