Batch Processing

Requires Topaz Studio 1.10


Purpose

Batch processing images is a feature that will enable you to take one edit, effect, or style, and apply it to an entire group of images. Topaz Studio is introducing this simple tool that will provide you with all the power you'll need to edit batches of images in one pass. The concept of batch processing goes back to the 19th century, when the United States used Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine for the 1890 United States Census. Today, batch processing allows you to unleash your creative passion on a series of images, and quickly see the result of your vision. Batch processing is a powerful tool in a photo editor's toolbox, and we're happy to now provide this tool within Topaz Studio.


Features

Topaz Studio provides a few options in the batch processing feature we're adding.

1. Folder Batching

You are able to process entire folders, including subfolders, with this feature. You'll also be provided an option to preserve the folder structure, or output all your files into a single folder.

2. File Naming

We provide options to name your output files in a way that makes them easy to find in the future. Choose between document name, serial number, underscores, and date options.

3. Output Options

You will have the ability to output your files in TIFF, JPEG, and PNG file formats, as well as five color profile options. You can also choose how these format changes are applied.

4. Background Processing

Check this option to hide the Topaz Studio application while the batch is processing. This will enable you to use other applications on your machine while the processing is completed.

Batch Processing Interface
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RAW File Support

Our batch processing feature of course supports RAW files! To see all the file types that Topaz Studio supports, check this list out:

File Output Options

File Format

You can save in one of the following formats:

  1. JPEG
  2. PNG
  3. TIFF

Colorspace

You can save in one of the following colorspaces:

  1. ProPhoto RGB
  2. sRGB IEC61966-2.1
  3. Adobe RGB (1998)
  4. Apple RGB
  5. Wide Gamut RGB
What is a colorspace? Learn more

Convert RAW Only

If you have a mixture of RAW and non-RAW files, you can check the Apply to RAW Files only option to preserve the formats of non-RAW files, while setting the format you'd like your RAW files converted into. If you do not check this option, then all files in your batch process will be converted (if necessary) to the format you've chosen. Please note, you cannot save back into the RAW format you started with, you must choose TIFF, JPEG, or PNG, when batch processing RAW fles.


How to Use Batch Processing

Batch processing in Topaz Studio can be initiated with a few simple steps. To guide you through the process, we're breaking it down into three main steps, detailed below.

Step 1: Start with a single image

In order for the batch processing feature to work, you must first choose an edit to apply. Before we can do that, though, you have to open an image!

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Step 2: Edit the image

To activate the batch processing option in the File menu, we need to apply an edit. On this image of a car, I've added a Basic Adjustment for some exposure and contrast modifications, as well as the Quad Tone adjustment with the Vaporwave adjustment-level preset selected, to give the image a fun look and feel. Now that an edit has been selected, the Batch Process option will be activated, and you can move on to the next step.

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Step 3: Start the batch

Now that you have an edit you'd like to add to your batch of images, you'll want to select File → Batch Process... to bring up the Batch Processing options window. Once you have chosen your options, as detailed in the features section above, you can initiate processing your batch of images by selecting the OK button. The processing progress bar will either show or not, depending on the Hide Application Window While Batching setting you've chosen, and your batch will be completed by Topaz Studio.

Start Batch Processing

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That's it!

We hope you enjoy this functionality as a part of the free Topaz Studio application!

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