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.
  • 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.
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.
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 !!

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

  2. Thank you for sharing my friend

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  4.  wonderful software. Thanks for your giveaway

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

  7.  Very good program. Thank you very much.

  8. Thanks! a great convenient program.

  9. Great giveaway. Thanks

  10. Super promocja.Dziękujemy

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

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

  13. Thanks. Count me in.

  14. Thank you very much for the giveaway!

    Already subscribe to email newsletter :)

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

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  18. BrzeczyszczotkiewiczOctober 15, 2012 at 5:50 AM

    Thanks fot giveaway:)

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

  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? :)


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

  22. hi sujay,

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

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

    (and good luck with tech probs;p)


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

  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.

  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 ; )



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



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  28. Thanks, will put to good use!

  29. sounds like a good deal

  30. count me in for the giveaway

  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.

  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 i know very few indians with a tech blog...
    if you need any help..i mean articles or something can ask me as you already have my email....
    and all the best for future development...

  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...

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


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