Retrobatch Pro 4+

Batch image processing

Flying Meat Inc.

    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Retrobatch is a flexible node based batch image processor, which means you can mix, match, and combine different operations together to make the perfect workflow.

# It's Super Charged
There’s a node for every option. Change the DPI, rotate, incorporate Machine Learning, and add custom behaviors with JavaScript to name just a few. Optimize your images for fast delivery over the Internet.

# Batch Process
Process one image or thousands of images, with support for reading and writing common file formats. Create multiple inputs and multiple outputs.

# Metadata - Edit, Add, and Wipe
• Remove and add location data such as GPS coordinates.
• Add copyright tags, author information, and more to your images.
• Remove all metadata tags prior to uploading images to social media sites.
• Filter out images based on image dimensions, megapixels, file format, or other criteria.
• Do all this, without changing and recompressing image data, keeping image fidelity 100% intact.

# Transform - Resize, Crop, Trim, and Rotate.
• Trim all transparency from the edges of images.
• Rotate images by any amount.
• Crop images by a fixed amount, percentage of width or height, anchored to edges, or by aspect ratio.
• Scale your images and write out optimized @2x versions of your images.
• Retrobatch is great for quickly preparing images for web and app development.

# Convert - Color Profiles, Formats, and More.
• Convert images to HEIC, JPEG, JPEG-XL, PDF, PNG, WebP, or TIFF.
• Rewrite HEIC images to JPEG and other formats.
• Edit, assign, or strip color profiles from your images.
• Assign Display P3 profiles to images, and write the images with a _dp3 suffix.
• Convert images to or from CMYK, sRGB, Display P3, or Grayscale.
• Brute force crush PNG files, or create indexed 8 bit PNG images.
• Split and separate multipage and multilayer images into single images.

# Watermark - Text and Images.
• Use Retrobatch to watermark your images in a variety of ways.
• Adjust watermark transparency, blending mode, and placement.
• Use metadata tags to watermark, including image capture date, file name, author, and many more.

# Photo Effects, Filters, and Blurs.
• Apply filters such as Film Grain, Grayscale, Chrome, Fade, Instant, Mono, Noir, Process, Sepia, Tonal, and Transfer.
• Add borders and drop shadows to your images.
• Add gaussian or box blurs.
• Remove noise from photos, or use sharpen filters.
• Use the matte node to remove transparency from images.
• Invert color negatives or create color negatives.

# Machine Learning and Super Resolution
• Super-resolution image scaling, powered by alien technology nobody really understands.
• Auto-straighten images with the new Auto Level node.
• Recognize text in images and filter images using the Rules node or via JavaScript.
• Use rules to remove images from your workflow based on attributes such as color profile, file format, size, and orientation.
• Take advantage of machine learning to classify your image for processing.

# JavaScript and Automation
• Run Retrobatch workflows via Shortcuts.
• Create and distribute custom plug-ins written in JavaScript.
• Write scripts to extract or alter meta-data.
• Use Core Image and Cocoa APIs to draw custom watermarks or borders on your images.

# Screenshots, Symlinks, Clipboard.
• Watch the clipboard and automatically run a workflow when a new image is copied to it.
• Create a workflow to capture all the open windows on your Mac, and write them out as individual PNGs, or a multilayered PSD.
• Export all your Selfies from Photos, resize, and apply filters.
• Split out images from animated GIFs, PNGs, multipage TIFF files, PDF pages, and ICNS files into individual images.
• Read an image from the clipboard, apply a drop shadow, and write it right back to the clipboard to paste into another app.
• Read an image from the clipboard, add a watermark, and write it out to a folder to upload to an online service.

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What’s New

Version 2.1

# New
* A new Look up Table (LUT) node! The LUT node can be used to quickly and easily alter the color and tone of your images. LUTs can be used to create a wide range of effects, from subtle color adjustments to dramatic stylistic changes — it's like a pre-programmed filter, but with more flexibility and control. Use one of Retrobatch's LUT presets, or download additional LUTs that emulate film stocks, create specific moods (like warm, cool, or vintage), or simply enhance the natural colors in your image.
You can also adjust the opacity and blending mode of the LUT. Use a grayscale LUT and then dial back the opacity to create some dramatic effects in your images.
* New "Tile Chop" node which will take an image and split it up into multiple images based on a width and height set in its properties.
* New "Camera Capture" node which uses your Mac's built in camera to take a photo.
* Photos Export now has an option to export the Current, Unadjusted, or Original versions of your Photos Library images.
* New "Auto Process" option in the RAW Import node. This lets you skip the fiddly options and just lets Retrobatch make the best guess at how the image should be processed.
* Two new nodes for renaming files. "File Rename" which will take one search string and replace it with another, and "Web Safe Rename" which will take a sequence of characters and then replace those with a given string. This is handy for tasks where you need to take out special characters or spaces from your images to make them easier for handling on the web.
* There's a new Advanced tab in Preferences, with some new options:
* A new "Default Write Folder" that will be used anytime you add a Write node.
* A "Clear JavaScript console when a workflow runs" option, which is useful for plugin authors.
* An "Allow unknown file types" option, which can be used to load ancient file types that MacOS no longer recognizes (Pro only). Find out more about this preference if you find it intriguing.

# Fixes
* The Multi-Scale node will now scroll its properties in the case of it getting overly large.
* The Super Resolution node now supports images with transparency.
* Fixed a problem where using Folder Actions + AppleScript might not work correctly with the App Store version of Retrobatch.
* Fixed a problem with the RAW Import node where images were being rendered much too dark because of some bad configurations.
* Fixed a problem where the Multi Scale node would give incorrect dimensions for the image width and height filename tokens.
* Fixed a problem reading RGB101010 HEIF images from Sony a7C images.
* Fixed a problem where the Multi Scale node would show a bit of nonsense in the filename tokens by default.

# Other
* When a preflight is interrupted, the file counts in the nodes could be off. Retrobatch will now prepend a ~ to the total when this happens. (You'll generally see this with nodes which take a long time to work, such as the "Classify Images" ML node.
* The "Fix EXIF Rotation" node is a bit more efficient.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

TunafishTiger ,

Doesn't launch on Sonoma 14.2

Hello. I love Acorn, and so I wanted to try Retrobatch. Unfortunately, it won't launch for me. M2 Max/Mac OS 14.2

Three stars because I haven't been able to try it yet, despite purchasing.

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