What's clogging up more PCs these days than adware, bloatware, and malware combined? Digital snapshots, that's what. Everybody's got a digital camera, and isn't afraid to use it. Meanwhile, My Pictures fills up with folders labeled by dates or, worse, meaningless alphanumeric codes, and the idea that you're going to get around to sorting it all out "someday" slips into a running joke--as in it's a joke how quickly you run away from the job. Obviously, you need help, but let's start with all those pictures: What you really need is … Read more
Batch File Renamer from Ezyware is, as its name suggests, a batch file renamer, a utility that can quickly and easily change the name, order, and attributes of files and folders, either singly or in large batches; in this case, up to a million files at once. It can sort file names by name, date, and time, and it previews all changes before making them. It's very small, totally portable, and free, too.
We noted that Batch File Renamer is portable, requiring no formal installation: just click the program file, and it runs. The user interface is a compact, … Read more
Hulubulu's Advanced Renamer is a free batch file renaming tool that offers advanced features like thumbnails, image previews, batch undos, support for hi-fi audio codecs like FLAC and AAC, and multiple renaming methods, including the ability to customize and update the tool with new or different method lists.
Advanced Renamer's up-to-date interface features tabs, resizable panels, and an easily customized, spreadsheetlike main list view displaying selected files and actions. This program offers choices within choices, with plenty of default options yet many customizable features, too. Selecting the Thumbnails button toggles the display into thumbnail mode, which we feel … Read more
Batch File Modifier from PMCC is a handy, free, portable program for Windows that can quickly modify files singly or in batches. It offers a robust delete method and the ability to replace date, time, and other attributes in multiple files as well as compile HTML Help files. It has several useful file-renaming options, too, including the ability to preview and roll back changes.
This compact tool is a standalone C# program; like all the developer's wares, it can be installed on your PC or on a USB drive. It doesn't modify the Registry in any way and … Read more
Our hard drives often end up cluttered with files whose names are meaningless, especially when it comes to image files--the file names assigned by cameras are often just random strings of numbers. This makes it extremely difficult to keep files organized and easy to access. BatchRename Free is a powerful way to rename groups of files, and we feel confident that it can meet the renaming needs of just about anyone.
The program's interface isn't the most intuitive we've ever seen, but it's not too difficult to figure out, especially with a visit to the online … Read more
The first time we tried to use Foxonic Professional, we didn't understand it. But we hadn't slept well the night before, so we decided to set it aside and come back to it when we were feeling a little more focused. Our second attempt at understanding Foxonic Professional was more successful, but the fact remains that some aspects of the program just don't make any sense.
The program's interface is plain and not particularly intuitive. For the most part it just consists of a file viewer that allows users to navigate to and select the files … Read more
AutoBatch It from iRedSoft Technology is a batch image-processing utility consisting of two "modules," one that operates from the command line prompt, and another for timer-based operation that resides in the system tray. The program can save images as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, and GIF files; add prefixes and suffixes to file names; resize images; and create thumbnails.
AutoBatch It is actually easy to use, even if you don't have much experience with the command prompt. The dialog-based interface has three sections: Image Processing Properties, for setting resizing options; Image Manipulation, which lets you set the interval … Read more
We frequently find ourselves needing to convert or resize images to e-mail to friends, post on blogs, or share on social networking Web sites. All the full-featured images editing programs can take care of these tasks, but we're sure we're not the only ones who don't want to launch a huge program for such a simple job. Kigo Image Converter is a lightweight program that makes quick work of image conversion and resizing, and offers a few extra features to boot.
The program's interface is plain and intuitive, and we had no trouble figuring out how … Read more
This excellent little utility (formerly known as File List) can help you rename multiple files at the same time, in just about any way that you can imagine--for example, if you want to name a bunch of photos in a sequence or change some PC files from ugly all caps over to lowercase.
Name Mangler gives you a clean, intuitive interface for numbering sequentially, finding and replacing, changing case, setting extensions, adding prefixes and suffixes, and removing and inserting characters. Name Mangler also offers an Advanced option that lets you define your own renaming rules, combining the standard options and … Read more
Digital watermarks can help secure critical documents, whether they're business documents, creative property, or personal records. A-PDF Watermark adds digital watermarks to PDF files, singly or in batches. Watermarks can be logos, text, a date/time stamp, page number, image, and more. The program can also label the file's status, stamp files, and enable watermark manipulation within PDFs. It can even import and export watermarks and print without saving, two enterprise-class features.
A-PDF Watermark's interface is typical of recent Windows apps, a clean, efficient, familiar setup that, together with PDF-based Help file and demos, makes this program … Read more