Monday, April 9, 2012

Edit Images in Batch with Photopus: Review and Giveaway

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As I do like playing around digital pictures, you will find a number of reviews in my blog related to photo editing and management. Today I will write on a Photopus from Softdiv Software, which can easily and efficiently Resize, Rename, Convert and Apply Filter to Images in Batch.
Features
  • Photopus comes in two versions. Standard and Pro. I will review only Photopus i.e. Photopus Standard. Comparisons between two versions are the following.

  • Small installer [7406 Kb], digitally signed by Softdiv Software Sdn Bhd.
  • Installation is fast and clean.
  • User Interface is easy to follow.
  • It can do all the editing in batch mode.
Renaming Image
Resizing Image
  • It can Maintain Image Meta Information.
  • Photopus can Convert Images from One Format to Other.
  • Photopus supports a number of filters.
  • It can Adjust Color of Images. Following are options provided.

  • It can Transform Images. Following are ways you can do that.
  • It can Apply Effects to Images. Following effects are supported.
  •  I have prepared a Video Demo to show the ease of photo editing with Photopus.
  • It has a well documented help file.
  • System Requirements: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003, 2008 with 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB Ram, 100 MB Hard disk space.
Download
Photopus is not a freeware. The standard version comes at the cost of $29.95. A trial version is available that allows you to use the software 8 times. 8 times means if you just open and close the software 8 times your trial will end. Other than the usage limitation it also adds watermark to the output image and finally will show a "Buy Now" nag screen at the program close.

My Verdict
  • I liked the software for its ease of use and number of filters.
  • They should provide some video tutorials in their webpage.
  • I would like to see a portable version of the software.
  • The software should make support for multiple languages.
  • It has an Update check option, which leads to the product homepage. It should just tell whether the version is updated or not.
  • The trial version usage limitation should be mentioned as precise. It tells about 8 times limitation but while the software is open you can use it as many times. It only consumes one usage when the interface is closed. That is misleading.
  • The price of the software is a bit high since there are similar free tools that can have many but not all such features. In my opinion a price of $20 would be perfect for the Standard version.
  • I found a problem while adjusting Hue/saturation. Any adjustment made the picture black. It just didn't work for me.
Giveaway
Rick Ng of Softdiv Software have agreed to conduct a 3 days unlimited giveaway of Photopus i.e. Photopus Standard for our blog readers.
  • With the licensed version you can get Unlimited Free Upgrades a year and Free Support.
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The giveaway will run until 12th April, 23:59 GMT. Everyone following the rule will get a license.

Giveaway Ended !!


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43 comments:

  1. I am glad to discover a new tech blog here! Subscribed. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Thank you for sharing my friend

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  3. thanks for the giveaway.

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  4.  wonderful software. Thanks for your giveaway

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  5. Great giveaway Thank you very much.

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  6. Thanks for your giveaway, look like a good program

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  7.  Very good program. Thank you very much.

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  8. Thanks! a great convenient program.

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  9. Great giveaway. Thanks

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  10. Super promocja.Dziękujemy

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  11. I've subscribed! Please count me in! Thank you!

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  12. Roberto Quero AmateOctober 15, 2012 at 5:50 AM

    Very good program. Easy to use. Very fast. Good

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  13. Thanks. Count me in.

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  14. Thank you very much for the giveaway!

    Already subscribe to email newsletter :)

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  15.  Hi Next time please comment in English. Anyway you have been counted in.

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  16. Great giveaway, count me in
    Thanks

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  18. BrzeczyszczotkiewiczOctober 15, 2012 at 5:50 AM

    Thanks fot giveaway:)

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  19. thanks fort this giveaway. count me in too.

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  20. Got a friend who loves to draw, sadly he can't be online but I've got his compu right here... 

    So thank you? :)

    Devvie

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  21. thank you for the offer. please, put me in.

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  22. hi sujay,

    i got the email from the developers with the exclusive download link..
    thanks...

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  23. Nice, I got the email just fine. No further registration was needed, which was nice too : )
    Thanx!

    (and good luck with tech probs;p)

    devnullius

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  24. And I am collecting everyone's email and will send to the developer very soon.

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  25. This is of course not a scam !! Due to some problems with Disqus (our commenting platform) and our domain migration, some comments are not loading properly.

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  26. why are all the posts removed?? There were many people here, but nothing. Also no emails received... Don't tell me this is a scam ; )

    Peace!

    devnullius

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  27. Sounds like a great offer - hit me, please : )

    Peace!

    Devvie

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  28. Thanks, will put to good use!

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  29. sounds like a good deal

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  30. count me in for the giveaway

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  31. Hey Sujay :), thank you very much for this giveaway. I would like to try the program. I'm a subscriber, as you know. Thanks in advance. All the best.

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  32. hi this is sahil...
    thanks for the giveaway...
    i found you by appfound's newsletter...
    i like your article about computer HASH...
    at present i am using implbits- hash tab...
    but i'll try computer hash..for sure...:)
    i'll try to follow you everyday..as i know very few indians with a tech blog...
    if you need any help..i mean articles or something else...you can ask me as you already have my email....
    thanks...
    and all the best for future development...

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  33. I really like doing photograghy for friend and family and this would be a great addition to helping me with what I need...Thank you so much...

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  34. Photopus is multi tools . Good Software ... thanks

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