DiVision Software released BatchPhoto 1.3, a Windows photo-manipulation program that makes it easy to touch up, transform, and spiff up hundreds of photos in a single operation. Instead of enhancing and adjusting pictures individually, you can use BatchPhoto to select a group of images, define a series of edits, and apply them globally. You can even give your files meaningful names.

BatchPhoto lets you apply more than three dozen filters and effects to your pictures. The program supports more than 100 image-file formats, including PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, and GIF.

Resizing collections of pictures is simple. Simply type the width or height you want, either in pixels or percentages. If you choose to maintain the original photograph's aspect ratio, the program will adjust both width and height. BatchPhoto knows whether your photos are in portrait or landscape orientation and applies your changes intelligently. In addition to resizing pictures, the program can apply other transformation to collections of pictures, including crop, rotate, roll, and flip.

The program makes it simple to touch up your images by changing the brightness, contrast, and sharpness. You can equalize, normalize, sharpen, enhance, and perform many other corrective functions. BatchPhoto supports a full range of artistic effects, from embossing, blurring, watermarking, and swirling images to creating oil painting, charcoal, and many other effects.

Scanners and digital cameras usually assign meaningless names to your images. BatchPhoto lets you rename all these files meaningfully. You can incorporate any text into your file names. And you can sequentially number them, add date/time information, and more. You can also add text to your pictures. BatchPhoto lets you create text in any size and color, and place it anywhere on your images. You can even adjust the transparency of the text.

BatchPhoto 1.3 costs $24.95. You can purchase the product at the company's Web site. Quantity discounts and site licenses are available. You can download a free 30-day trial version. Lifetime upgrades are available without charge to registered owners.