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How to Batch Edit Photos With BeFunky

By Isabelle | Advanced Photo Editing Photo Editor Tutorials

Here at BeFunky, we’re all about making your photo editing experience as seamless as possible. Photography is hard work, and when it comes to the editing process, we want to do everything we can to make your life easier. So, after realizing that one of the biggest obstacles to efficiency was the need to edit photos individually, we came up with a way to batch-process photos. This means you can edit hundreds of images all at once with the Batch Photo Editor!

Whether you want to add the same photo filter to multiple photos from your family vacation or need to make twenty photos for your blog the same size and shape, we make batch editing photos easy. And the coolest thing is, you can make your own custom Batch Processing panel, storing all your favorite editing tools in one place for easy access. Here are some tips on how to use our batch photo editing tool!

How to Get Started With Batch Processing

To edit photos as a batch, simply click the Batch button at the top of the Photo Editor. Or, head directly to the Batch Photo Editor. Click the Add Images button or drag and drop all the images you’d like to add from your computer. You can upload as many images as you want!

click batch button

Batch Processing is handy if you’ve got a large folder of photos from your latest vacation, photoshoot, or images you’re ready to edit for a blog post. You can crop them in the same orientation, resize them to a specific dimension, sharpen them at the same rate, or add the same photo filter in just one click. The sky’s the limit!

Crop & Resize Multiple Images in Just One Click

Any photographer knows that cropping and resizing photos individually is tedious, hand-cramping work. Luckily, that’s all a thing of the past with our batch image editor.

Cropping Multiple Photos

To crop all of your photos, click Crop and use the dropdown menu to choose pre-measured crop options like 4 x 6 Photo, Square, Golden Ratio, and more.

1x1 square aspect ratio

If you’d rather crop images in freeform mode, you can choose the Freeform option from the Crop dropdown menu. This way, you can crop each photo within the batch to your chosen dimensions.

freeform aspect ratio

The Crop tool is so smart that when you click the Auto button beneath Focal Point, it will automatically detect the focal point of your photo and place the crop target accordingly! No need to worry about your photo’s subject getting cut off. 

focal point adjustment

You can also move the crop targets individually for custom placement, or choose from a set focal point menu by clicking the Align options in the Crop menu. Once everything looks just the way you want it to, just click the blue checkmark. Too easy!

Resizing Multiple Images

Even if you have a mix of landscape and portrait orientation photos in your batch, the Resize tool in the Batch Processing menu will let you resize images by Scale, Longest Size, Width, Height, and Exact Size. For example, if you need each of your images to be 1280 pixels wide, you’d click the Width option and type 1280 into the pixels box.

resize bath photos

The original photo size and new photo size will be displayed at the bottom of your batch images. Click the blue checkmark to confirm your selection and watch them all resize in seconds!

Edit and Add Filters to Hundreds of Images at Once

With Batch Processing, you can resize and crop an entire folder of images and edit them to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of your photos! There’s no need to edit each photo individually. You can save time by applying your favorite BeFunky tools and photo effects to an entire batch.

Editing Essentials at Your Fingertips

Immediately after you upload your photos as a batch, you’ll notice specific tools from our Photo Editor listed on the left. These are your quick access options. You can click on them individually to edit your photos or click the ‘x’ next to any tool to delete it from your quick menu.

manage tools for batch processing

Customized Toolbar for All of Your Editing Needs

If you don't see your favorite tool or effect on the quick access list, fear not! By clicking the Manage Tools button at the top of the list, you can search BeFunky’s Photo Editor for tools and add them right to your quick menu. This way, you’ll always have your favorite photo editing tools at hand when batch-processing your images. 

Using Batch Processing to Achieve a Cohesive Look

Applying tools and effects with Batch Processing allows you to achieve the same look across multiple images without needing to open each file individually. There are hundreds of ways to edit multiple images, but here are some of our favorite tools to use when we’re editing large batches: 

Adjust Exposure

This one is particularly handy if you’ve got a batch of photos from the same photoshoot or time of day. If they all need some adjusting in the exposure department, the Exposure tool has sliders to enhance the brightness, contrast, highlights, and shadows.

edit exposure batch processing

You'll be able to watch and see how subtle changes in the Exposure panel improve all of your images at once!

Improve Color

The Color tool in the batch processing menu lets you adjust the color of your photos. It comes in handy when you want to increase or decrease saturation, change the temperature of the images, or make uniform adjustments to the hue.

adjust vibrance amount

You can also use the Vibrance tool to bring out the perfect amount of color in each of your photos without oversaturating a single pixel. Our Vibrance tool is so smart, that it’ll scan each photo individually and seek out the areas of the image that need a color boost, all while leaving the well-saturated areas alone.

Sharpen Photos

Use the Sharpen tool to quickly sharpen images. After clicking on Sharpen, simply use the slider to increase or decrease the sharpness and get crystal-clear images in seconds.

adjust sharpness

Another great way to sharpen images is the Clarity tool. It enhances your images by adding contrast to the mid-tones of each image, creating a super clear photo without oversharpening!

Make Smart Enhancements

The Auto Enhance tool will find the right exposure and color balance for your images in one click. It'll balance exposure, color-correct, and give your images that expert touch.

adjust auto enhance

Once you click the Auto Enhance button, you can use the slider to adjust the amount if you’d like to make the enhancements more subtle or dramatic.

Add Your Favorite Photo Filters

You also have access to a huge library of photo filters from our Effects tab to use in your batch-processing sessions! Choose your favorites and add them to your quick menu to create an entire batch of black & white photos, add a Chromatic effect, or layer a few of your favorite looks to create a totally custom filter for every single image. We all love how fast a filter can improve the look of an image, and with batch editing, the process is even faster.

adjust black and white effect

There are so many photo editing tools you can use in your Batch Processing session, so feel free to make adjustments to your quick menu by clicking the Manage Tools button at the top of the Batch Processing screen. You’ll love the quick access to your favorites and how easy it is to edit all those photos at once!

Save Your Batch Photo Editor Images as a Compact ZIP File

When you're ready to save your edited photos, click the Save button at the top of the Batch Processing menu. You’ll have options to save as JPEG or PNG files, as well as naming options for organizing each image file within the batch. Type a descriptor into the Update Filename box, then choose whether you'd like what you've typed before the filename or after the filename using the dropdown.

You can see an example of the filename you've customized in the yellow box below the Update Filename section, and when you're finished making your selections, click the Save Images button to choose a destination on your Computer for your batch.

save images

Once you’ve clicked the Save Images button, all of the images within your batch will be enclosed in a ZIP file. Double-click it to unzip it, and marvel at all of your beautiful photos with all the enhancements in tow!

Edit Multiple Photos at Once With Batch Processing

By editing your photos with the Batch Photo Editor, you can avoid the tedium of manually applying the same effects to a hundred different photos. This gives you more time and freedom to do the creative work you love – plus, your wrists will thank you. 

Already have a batch of photos in mind? Head on over to the Photo Editor and see for yourself how fast batch photo editing can be.

Photo Editing, Simplified.

Photo Editing. Simplified