Bulk Photo Editor How To Guide

Bulk Photo Editor is best for

  • Edit few or hundreds of photos at once
  • Add watermark to my photos
  • Resize photos to fit dimension or file size restriction
  • Change file type for all photos.
  • Share right after editing

Quick Start

1. Install & Launch

Download form Microsoft app store.

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2. Configure Watermark with Preview

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  • For further watermark & text refinement, it’s better to make your own image containing logo and text art and use the image only here.

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  • Drag gives you quick solution when target photos are in similar size.

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  • Use predefined for better result for the target photos in various sizes.
  • Use “Relative” option for margin in ratio to each target photo size
  • Use “In Pixel” option for fixed margin.

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  • For the best outcome, it would be better create separate configuration for vertical or horizontal target photo groups.

3. Editing Options

Configure photo editing options: Resize, File Type and Quality.

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The above option works best when a web site request the specific size photos while keeping your image without cropping.

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4. Select Source Folder and Target Folder

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If your system security allows, system creates the default folder “Source” and “Target” under “Pictures\Saved Pictures”.

5. Apply

You can try few photos first to check your configuration before applying to hundreds of them. It overwrites the previous results if you keep the target folder same.

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6. View all photos applied

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7. Remove AD and Powered By Watermark

If you like this app, please contribute by purchasing the add-on from the page below in app. It will remove AD and the “Powered By..” watermark.
It’s easy and safe guarded by Microsoft.

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8. We are looking forward your review.

Please remember that this app is NOT for single or few photo update. You can find way better options with other apps. However, this app saves your time when you want to apply the change to many photos at once.

Also, there are known issues that fails on certain photos and crashes in certain circumstance. This is NOT under app’s control. Please check “Why it keeps failing and does not work?” first.

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What is Bulk Photo Editor?

Bulk Photo Editor allows you to edit one, several or hundreds of photos at once: put watermark/signature, change photo size (keep ratio, ignore ratio, crop, forcing specific size or not, etc), optimize file size with quality change, photo format change, etc.

When I started blogging by uploading photos, I liked to put simple signature at the top bottom edge with consistent margin for each photo with resizing and quality optimization for web. It’s easy for few photos, but it’s very time consuming job for hundreds of photos. If I find a typo or change mind of little thing, it’s really pain. I tried Photoshop script and other bulk photo editors online/offline, but could not find good one to fit the need exactly. Fancy ones are expensive but lacking the exact positioning what I need.

So, I decided to build one myself because I’m a software developer and had little time to do.

Here is ‘Bulk Photo Editor’. You specify what you need for each photo, and select specific photos or all photos in the source folder, then click ‘Apply’ button. It edits all photos and saves to the target folder. If you change your mind and ‘Bulk Photo Editor’ does all the jobs for you with one click each time for all those photos again and again until you are satisfied.

Features History

Here are the list of features has been added over time: the list of features added.

Here are . Please suggest new features you want by leaving a comment in the post.

Bugs

There is no app with bug free. Even God makes lots of bugs, look at human 🙂 – You know it’s a joke.
Fixing a bug is always easier than finding a bug. Lots of, lots of bugs are fixed before a release. However, there is always blind spot. Please help us fix the bug you find.
Simple put comment on this post with detail information of the bug: Report a Bug

Please enjoy the app.

Related links

Bulk Photo Editor Privacy Statement

Featured post

Report a Bug – Bulk Photo Editor

Sorry to hear you encounter a bug! We try to be PERFECT, but it seems we failed..
Please write comment describing the issue as detail as possible for us duplicate the issue and fix asap. The step by step description helps most.

Thank you for your contribution and patience!

Why this does not work & annoying? The known issues for Bulk Photo Editor

Apply keeps failing on specific photo(s)

Here are some of the reasons causing this issue:

  • The photo file size is very big while you are using a computer with low memory capacity. Certain photo with high resolution or Panorama feature, it becomes big file in file size or dimension. Sometimes it only fails when you use “Tile” watermark because it takes lots of resource to draw tile for the big photo.
    App needs lots of memory to process the file if you keep the original photo size.The possible solutions are
    => Use “Resize” option along with Watermark limiting the memory usage and photo size output.
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  • There is a photo with the same name in Target folder and it is opened by another application already. This prevents this app from saving the output.The possible solutions are
    => Close the application holding the file (and restart Bulk Photo Editor as well), then try it again.If this does not work, you might not find the right application holding it or Windows cannot release the file due to various issue. You better restart Windows and try it again.

App Crashes without any Warning

Sometimes app crashes while using. Here is why:

  • Windows 10 system terminates a running app if there is no resources to keep your app in memory. In this case, there is no way for an app to handle.
    This happens mostly in mobile phone or a device with restricted memory usage when you configure watermark or apply to a large size photo or use “Tile” position option.
    => If this happens, try to use “Resize” option together targeting smaller size. It might work other options except “Tile” which requires more memory.

    If it keeps happening any circumstance, it means this app is not compatible with your device or device configuration is not proper for this app. Please stop use it.

Annoying features

Here are some annoying features that I even bothered.

  • Why the app does not save the Source folder and Target folders, and selected image? And the previous location of file or folder selector?=> Each time when you restart app, it saves the previous configurations except those files and folder related settings. This is due to the file system security by Microsoft Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application. Windows does not allow it for security and we cannot save those in settings.
  • Why does the annoying watermark “Powered by Bulk Photo Editor from SkyOnTheWay.com” appear?=> If you click “Remove Ads ” 2018-12-27 11_12_31-Window menu and contribute by treating a developer to any of the options, the watermark goes away along with the ad.
    We really appreciate your contribution. It helps greatly encourage us to enhance this app.

What you can do with Bulk Photo Editor

Here are sample outputs. You can get quick ideas of how to use this app.

Watermark on your photos

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Tile with Image & Text
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Tile with Image only
Tile with Image Logo created in Photoshop
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Logo image on center position

 

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Tile with rotated Text

 

Resize Photos

 

 

Is The Mind Empty? – Robert Wolfe

2018-09-20 22_22_37-robert wolfe - Google SearchOne of my Gurus, Robert Wolfe sent me a letter in hand writing in pencil on 9/3/2018. I was so moved by his letter. The sage wrote his teaching for me in hand writing, which is ever the first time to me in various ways. The letter came along with other monthly teaching news letter. I couldn’t believe it’s original version in hand writing and smudged a letter to find out if it’s original or a xerox copy. It is a original hand writing copy. It brings out big personal gratitude to him.

I’m sharing his teaching with all here electronically.


Is the Mind Empty?

Self-realization is a matter of seeing all things to be(or, as) the Absolute.

What is the Absolute? The nondual teachings say that it is “without beginning or ending, infinite, and eternal.”

Buddhism uses a Sanskrit word sunyata (or shunyata) which translates as “emptiness.” In other words, the awakened point of view is that “all things are empty” — empty of abiding reality, as are the figures in your dreams (including yourself.)

When this is the sages point of view, he is said to have an “empty mind”: all things are recognized to be empty qualitatively. In other words, all things have “sameness”. For example, the qualities of “better” and “worse” are absent of meaning.

So, the empty mind is not expecting its conditions to be better, or worse than any other condition: whatever condition is perceived to be present is, by nature, empty; therefore, it does not matter what condition is present; it is all “the same” (i.e., empty of value or meaning.)

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Robert Wolfe – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Bulk Photo Editor History of Features

Here are the features that have been added and might be coming next.

Watermark Tile (Repeating) and Rotation (Completed)

User put water mark and select Tile option along with the density and rotation degree.
App repeats the watermark on each photo. This helps to protect your photo from usage with cropping.

=> Now you can repeat the Watermark with custom gap settings.

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Saving User Setting (Completed)

Current app does not save your Signature, Apply and option setting. System can save and restore your previous selections so that you can continue to work on from the previous status. Also, you can save multiple Signature template and select one later.

=> Now you can save configuration for many different projects. It supports maximum possible configurations except Source and Target folder selection which is NOT allowed to save in Windows 10 store apps due to security.
When you delete all your configuration, then app still keep “Default Configuration” by default.

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Allow user select specific photos instead of using folder (Completed)

For mobile users, it’s easier to select specific photos . For windows users using Source folder is way better because they can leave source and target folders open while editing photos.

=> It’s easy to select photos each time for quick and few photo editing.

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Smarter Signature Positioning (Completed)

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You can drag to move around Signature to position in the photo. Currently it remembers the position from the Top Left corner.

In this example, signature is positioned right top corner. For panorama photo, the signature is positioned like above after calculation photo’s width/height ratio originating from Top Left corner.

However, you might expect the signature to be positioned on the Right Top corner no matter what width/height ratio photo is.

System can be smarter to detect your positioning preference and meet your expectation.

Also, we can add specific position that you can select without dragging by yourself, such as “Center”, “Left Top”, “Right Top”, “Left bottom”, “Right Bottom”, “Top Center”, “Bottom Center”, etc. System takes care of the position for you.

Image Watermark (Completed)

Current app allows only text signature. We can allow Image watermark. You can select image for watermark and configure the opacity, size and position.

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Signature Text Alignment (Completed)

You can type multiple lines of signature text. However, there is no alignment such as “Right” and “Center”. Alignment option can be added.

Apply Result Image Viewer with Slider (Completed)

After applying to photos, you can view the result in the Apply page. You can scroll to navigate the photos like Windows 10 Photos viewer app.

This must be enough for this app because you can open Windows explorers to view all photos in the Target folder. However, we can improve the viewer navigation with slider which you can slide to any position of the photo to find a specific photo.

This viewer improvement can be added with new option that allows you to specify the Order of the photos. Photos in viewer could be ordered by Name or Date Taken or etc. This can help you navigate photos.

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Apply Result Image Viewer with Photo Information (Completed)

While you view a photo, we can display photo detail information along with it such as file name, Photo size, file type, resolution, etc.

 

Map to Heaven

Finally found The Map to Heaven.

It’s so clear and simple and cannot be forgotten.

Map has only pin on the spot without any path to that.

Because there is no path.

Not necessary,

Because I’m already on the right spot.

Map has one statement along with the pin.

“Heaven, already here, will appear when ‘you’ hiding Heaven disappear.”

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