About batch jobs
The Batch Job feature allows you to specify an unrestricted number of source files to process and export. Raw files will be automatically developed, and both the exported file format and image dimensions are configurable.
Batch jobs can work in conjunction with Macros. Any number of pre-recorded macros can be applied to the source files, meaning you can very quickly apply certain operations to several files.
To start a batch job:
- On the File menu, choose New Batch Job.
- Below the Sources list, choose Add to bring up a file import dialog.
- Select your desired image files (including raw files) to add to the Sources list and click Add.
- Set your Output options (see below for more information), then click OK to begin batch processing.
The following settings are available in the Batch Job panel:
- Parallel processing—when checked, allows images to be processed asynchronously—one for each processor core or thread. For most modern machines with dual/quad-core processors, leaving this on is recommended for more efficient processing.
- Save into original location—writes the new image files into the same directory as the originals.
- Save into:— allows you to specify a different directory to write the new image files into.
- Save as AFPhoto—writes an .afphoto version of each source image.
- Save as JPEG—writes a JPEG version of each source image.
- Save as PNG—writes a PNG version of each source image.
- Save as TIFF—writes a TIFF version of each source image.
- Save as OpenEXR—writes a 32-bit OpenEXR version of each source image.
- Available Macros—lists all macros in their respective categories for adding to the batch job. Click Apply to add the currently selected macro to the Applied Macros list.
- Applied Macros—lists macros that will be applied to each source image in the batch job.