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Improvements to Batch Editing

Today we’re proud to announce the ability to make individual edits per photo while batch editing.

Below, we’ll explore a few different scenarios that demonstrate the new features. Let’s get started!

Scenario 1: Batch Watermarking and Customizations Per Photo

In this scenario, we’ve created a batch of 8 photos of some landscape photography. If you’re unfamiliar with how to create a batch or how batch editing works, take a look at our how to batch watermark your photos article.


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Our goal is to have a legible watermark appear across all of the photos without obstructing any of the scenery. I’ve created a watermark and positioned it in the bottom left corner of the first photo. You can review how to create a watermark here.


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I began navigating through the photos to see what the watermark looks like on each photo. To make it easier on you, the watermark gets copied over automatically to each photo. On the third photo, we can see that the watermark will not work well in the bottom-left corner.


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To fix this, we can move the watermark to the right side of the picture. The position of the watermark will now be in the bottom right corner on this photo only, while the photos that we already viewed will have the watermark in its original position – on the left side.


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Once we navigate to the next photo, the watermark is copied over and is now in the bottom right corner. We want to keep the watermark in the bottom-left for the rest of the photos, so we can it back. Alternatively, we could have visited the 1st or 2nd photo where the watermark is in the bottom-left, and then visited the 4th photo to have the watermark be copied over in that position.


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We can continue to navigate through each photo, reaching the last photo. In this case, the white watermark is not visible on the white background, so we make the text black and move the watermark to the top right corner.


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We have now ensured that the watermark will appear properly on each of the photos. As you can imagine, this process is helpful for smaller batches, but can become very tedious for a batch of hundreds of photos. Luckily for you, we’ve taken care of this scenario too!

Scenario 2: Cropping Photos Individually and Applying a Batch Watermark

Here is a new batch of some cute cats. Our goal is to crop out the surrounding area of each photo so that the face of the cat is visible in the middle. Cropping is generally an operation that is done per photo, so in this scenario we will explore how to perform a crop on a per-photo basis.


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We start to crop the first photo and apply it. This will prompt us whether to apply the crop on all the photos or just the photo that was edited. Naturally, we want to crop only the one photo, so we choose that option.


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The first photo will be cropped, and we can continue to navigate each photo and crop each photo in similar fashion.


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Now that each of the photos have been cropped, we’d like to take advantage of batch watermarking and apply the same watermark across all the photos without having to visit each photo individually. Here, we’ve uploaded a watermark to be used as a logo. Refer to how to watermark photos with your logo if you get stuck on this step.


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We’re confident that the watermark will appear properly across all the photos, so we apply the watermark immediately. We’re prompted on whether we’d like to copy over the watermark to the rest of the photos in the batch, in which we choose to do so.


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Voila! Each of my kittens have been cropped, and the watermark appears across all of the cats.


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Scenario 3: Rotate Only Some Photos in a Batch

In this scenario, we have a bunch of portraits that need to be rotated except for one that is already correctly rotated. Here we’ll take advantage of some more new functionality: The ability to ‘disable’ an operation from being applied on a photo.


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We rotate the first photo to be in the correct orientation. This setting will now copy over to each of the photos that I visit. I want to make sure the rotation doesn’t happen on the photo that is already in the correct orientation, so I navigate to that photo.


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The rotation setting has been copied over, but we’d like to disable that from happening. By clicking the disable button, the photo will remain unmodified.


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It is now safe to apply the rotation, and choose to copy over the rotation to the rest of the photos. The photo that we disabled the rotation on will not be rotated.


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All of the photos are now correctly orientated and we can finish the batch and download the rotated photos.


We hope you find our new batch editing workflow easy to understand and simple to use. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of the new power you hold!

Any questions, concerns or suggestions can be sent to


Mirza is a co-founder of Watermark. He is also an entrepreneur and web-developer who specializes in back-end development. If you'd like to connect with him, you can find him on Twitter: @MirzaBusatlic