[thelist] Image Robot or other image batch processing tool

Paola Kathuria paola at limitless.co.uk
Wed Aug 22 19:33:49 CDT 2001

spinhead wrote:
> Any opinions on Image Robot? http://www.jasc.com/product.asp?pf_id=011

I have used it for a few years and like it.  You can get a 30-day
demo from the JASC site (only limitation that I can see is that
it'll only process 5 files at a time).

I like the patch for 1.2 as it adds "overlay watermark" as one of
the new commands.

> We're specifically looking for a cost effective alternative to PhotoShop for
> folks who only need to batch process existing graphics, primarily with a
> view to size optimization.

What do you mean by size optimization?  I main use for IR is to
process images to resize (resample), sharpen and save as JPGs.

The IR resample command will let you resize the dimensions of
images and pick a compression level (if JPG).  I'd prefer to
enter a max file size (in KB) and for IR to figure out the
lowest compression level.

When one file is used to create multiple output files you're
stuck with the same filename, though.  Is this true of other
image batch processing apps?


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