When we just need to change the resolution of some images, crop the size, add a watermark, mark the text, change the color of the image, or convert one image to another format, it is always more annoying to use some big image processing software, especially when such software is not yet installed. In fact, you can easily solve these problems with a free version of Image Converter.
1. Image preview and orientation change
First load the image file to be processed. Click the “Files→Open Folder With Images” menu command, or click the Open Folder button to browse and add image files. If you only need images that meet certain conditions, click the Filter button to filter them, check the Only the following selected Formats option, select the desired file type in the list below, and click OK (Figure 1).
Tip: If you want to deal with the images in the subfolders together, please check the Search Subfolders checkbox below the file address box. Check the Get Images from Clipboard checkbox to get the images from the clipboard.
To view the image, click on the name of the listed image and the preview window below will appear with the image displayed.
If the captured image is upside down, tilted, or flipped, check Rotate and Mirror in the Actions column on the right side of the window, then select Vertical Mirror, Horizontal Mirror, or Rotate by Angle from below. 2.
2. Resolution Transformation and Size Cropping
To convert the image to a specific resolution, first select the Change Image Size checkbox; then select the aspect pixels from the list or customize it with the User Defined option. Note the four Options options below, which are used to specify the treatment of images whose aspect or size does not compare well with the original image (Figure 2).
If you need to crop the image, first check the Cut Image to Size checkbox in the Actions list; then determine the crop size by specifying the crop widths for the left, right, top and bottom edges. Finally, click Convert and Save to convert. 3.
3. Color and lighting adjustments
We can also make subtle color adjustments to the image. Select the Color checkbox in the Actions list, and then adjust the values of Red (red), Green (green) and Blue (blue), or set parameters such as inverse color and color swap to achieve the purpose of personalized color adjustment (Figure 3).
If you need to adjust the picture with light, you can check the Actions list of Brightness Contrast Saturation, and then adjust the Brightness (brightness), Contrast (contrast), Saturation (saturation), respectively.
4. Defocus and sharpen images
The photos taken may not be satisfactory in terms of the degree of bokeh or sharpness, which can be adjusted with the help of the bokeh and sharpness adjustment functions provided by the software. Select the Blur Actions to adjust the degree of bokeh by setting the horizontal and vertical bokeh parameters. If you want to adjust the sharpness of the picture, first select Sharpness, and then adjust the two sharpening-related parameters at the bottom to see the effect of the adjustment. After the adjustment, click Convert and Save to convert (Figure 4).
5. Adding watermarks, other images and text
For specific purposes, it is sometimes necessary to add a watermark or other image to an image. First check the Add Watermark or Image checkbox, click the Open Image button to add a watermark or additional image, adjust the transparency parameter under Transparency, adjust the size of the watermark image under Size of Image, and determine the position of the watermark under Position of the Watermark. After setting, just convert it (Figure 5).
To add text to the image, check the Add Text checkbox, enter the text and set the color, transparency, text size, and text position (Figure 6).
6. Make a framed artwork
If you need to create a picture artwork with a frame, you can check the Draw Frame around the Image action checkbox, and then specify the width and color of the frame. The default frame will take up part of the image, so if you need to keep the image size, check the Enlarge option below (Figure 7).
7. Batch conversion format
In the process of the above-mentioned conversions, we can also specify the format type of the output image in order to convert the image format. To do this, simply specify the image extension used for output in the Format list under the Save column before saving the image, and finally click the Convert and Save button (Figure 8).