Photos. Not hundreds of photos. Thousands of photos. There once was a time when we would simply dump our new photos into iPhoto, name the event, and be done with it. These days we’re more careful with photos, especially the good ones, and that requires a little more manual effort.
Converting photos from one format to another and renaming a batch of photos was once a tedious, one-by-one process that became intolerable as the number of photos increased. Enter PhotoConvert. This great utility combines both– batch renaming with batch conversion– into one elegant Mac tool.
Add photos or folders of photos to PhotoConvert. Select what you want done to the photo batch. For example, a slider bar adjusts the quality of .jpg images. Renaming options cover prefix, suffix, numbers, and more.
Also impressive is the number of image formats which can be converted. All the standards are included– .jpg, .jpeg2000, .tiff, .png, .gif, .bmp, even WebP and others. The app also handles RAW image types from DSLR cameras and preserves metadata.
While combining file conversion with file renaming is a good idea and saves time, PhotoConvert doesn’t give you a preview of the name changes (as is typical with name change apps).
Additionally, PhotoConvert wouldn’t handle some RAW files from my husband’s Pentax DSLR; photos taken over the holidays, but the latest update works fine. This app replaces two apps– one to convert and save photos, the other to rename photos– both in batches. It’s simple and affordable.