Softpedia Editor's Review for Photo Magician
A very fast and efficient photo convertor
Written by Elena Opris on April 15th, 2013
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for Photo Magician
Photo Magician is a tool that allows you to easily rescale images of various formats, including BMP, JPG and PNG.
The user interface of the program is clean and intuitive. You can input a folder of images and specify an output destination. The 'drag and drop' method is not supported, but batch rescaling is.
Thus, you can configure conversion settings (e.g. include subfolders, overwrite originals, turn off image preview) and add special effects (e.g. sepia, negative, grayscale, rotate, flip).
You can also select a profile (e.g. maintain original size, percentage, custom width and height) to scale images, as well as use command-line parameters (an explanatory document can be found here) and check for online updates.
During the conversion you can view the total successful and skipped files, as well as elapsed time. Also, you can email images or upload them to an FTP or a social network website.
The program uses a moderate amount of system resources and manages to successfully complete tasks without freezing, crashing or popping up errors. Plus, you can select your preferred language.
However, there is no help file available. Even if Photo Magician is extremely simple to use, beginners could need a little guidance. Also, there is no way of previewing results without initiating the conversion process. Even so, we strongly recommend Photo Magician to all users.
Photo Magician description
Here are some key features of "Photo Magician":
· Convert images using pre-defined profiles
· Create custom profiles
· Resize images by pixel size or by percentage
· Photos in landscape or Portrait are converted "using reverse width/height by orientation" to maintain a correct conversion.
· Include sub folders for image conversion
· Ability to overwite the original images
· Turn off image previewing during the conversion
· Exlude images under certain file size
· Exclude images under certain pixel size
· Convert all images to one image format
· Quick Convert Mode Allows you to drag images onto the hat to convert them quickly
· Support for popular images formats and others including DDS, TARGA, RAW, PCX
· Auto Updating
· Command line parameters supported
· Upload converted images to popular social sites or FTP
· Email your converted images to all your friends
· Retain basic EXIF data on JPEG images
· NET Framework 2 (minimum)
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· FIXED: Korean translation corrections
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function