If you ever face the chore of having to process a bunch of digital pictures or other image files, here’s a powerful little free program called Tinuous that may be just what you are looking for. It can carry out a variety of batch jobs such as resizing, renaming, converting to different file formats, changing colors, and more.
The application is from a Japanese company called Vieas and comes with a number of nice features, which are shown below in a screenshot from the developer’s site. It works for all current versions of Windows including Windows 8 and for both 32- and 64-bit systems. Two ways to download it are available, either an EXE file for automatic installation or a ZIP file that can be used to run the application from anywhere without installation.The application was recently updated and is now in version 3.9. The download link is here.
The interface has several tabs as shown below. There are a lot of possible operations and options. Using the basic features is straightforward but the more advanced ones may not be so clear to beginners. Unfortunately, the Help file is in Japanese but some useful details of how to use the program are at this review.There is also a review at Softpedia.
I have used the program to batch resize and convert folders full of files and it was very quick on my desktop PC although I don’t know what performance would be on an older, slower setup. If you do much image processing and want a free utility, this one is worth considering.
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