How to batch edit photos? (I need to apply a filter to correct colors)
April 16, 2008 10:51 PM   Subscribe

Good batch photo editing software for Mac? (I want to apply a tungsten filter to a large batch of digital images)

So I have a lot of indoor photos of items photographed under a tripod, with both compact fluorescent and regular lightbulbs providing light. On the camera I neglected to use any filter to try and get the colors lifelike. I uploaded the photos to view and they all skew orangish. After some experimentation I noticed that the tungsten filter makes the colors much more accurate.

So I have tons of photos that have the wrong colors. Is there any way to apply the same filter to all of the images?

Mac OSX, Canon SD 850 IS.

Thanks (and next time I will check the picture quality before shooting for an hour)
posted by mnop to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What program did you originally use to apply the tungsten filter?
posted by junesix at 10:56 PM on April 16, 2008

You could try using ImageMagick and this script
posted by hupp at 11:19 PM on April 16, 2008

Response by poster: No program- the filter was actually a preset filter that I enabled on the camera.

Will try the ImageMagick and script out now, thanks
posted by mnop at 11:37 PM on April 16, 2008

Best answer: Photoshop's built-in Actions do this.
posted by rokusan at 11:45 PM on April 16, 2008

Seconding a Photoshop Action Script, fairly easy. Also, Aperture.
posted by pedmands at 6:07 AM on April 17, 2008

Lightroom can do this. Just make the corrections to one image and paste the settings onto the rest.
posted by bradbane at 6:09 AM on April 17, 2008

Best answer: I'd go with Photoshop's Actions. Very easy to set up and execute.
posted by Lucy2Times at 8:00 AM on April 17, 2008

GraphicConverter does this very well. Try it for free and if it works, send him the $40.

That said, I wouldn't be surprised if you could get ImageMagick to do it as well. We use that a lot around here, I just don't tend to recommend it to people who don't normally haunt the scary underpinnings of Unix variants.
posted by advicepig at 8:02 AM on April 17, 2008

Best answer: Photoshop's actions definitely.
posted by stackhaus23 at 10:37 AM on April 17, 2008

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