Best Tools To Batch Edit Photos For Android, iOS, And Desktop

Photo editing takes time, skill, and attention to detail. Some photos can be edited in less than 10 minutes, while others can take up to an hour. 

If you’re editing for a brand, it’s more than likely that you’ll be editing more than one photo. This can take even more time because now you need to edit photos to fit a brand’s style and image.

Without a dedicated editing team, scaling content campaigns can be an issue. The simple solution to this issue is to batch edit photos. Here’s why every brand needs it. 

Why Batch Editing Photos Is Great

There’s a lot of editing involved in content campaigns, marketing, or product photography. The main challenge here is keeping a consistent style or theme across all photos. 

Doing so allows for excellent brand association. This is when brands highlight or focus on specific color schemes, pallets, fonts, and several other factors that make it memorable. 

But what’s most important is applying the same style and aesthetic across the board. Batch editing photos allows this and more. Using this strategy allows you to:

  • Streamline photo editing for any campaign.
  • Define or standardize editing best practices.
  • And, improve brand building and awareness. 

How To Batch Edit Photos Using Pixelcut

If you want a free, intuitive, and beginner-friendly editing tool for batch editing photos, Pixelcut is something you should try. It’s available for iOS, Android, and even desktops. 

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to batch edit photos using Pixelcut:

  1. Download Pixelcut on the App Store or Play Store (it’s free!). Then, from the dashboard, select “Batch Edit”.
  1. Select all the photos you want to be edited simultaneously. In this example, we’re editing shoes for an e-commerce store.
  1. Remove the background from each photo. To do this, just use Pixelcut’s slider.
  1. Once the backgrounds are removed, you can choose your own background. There are stock images available on the app or you can use your own.
  1. Finally, edit the photos any way you’d like. I added a bit of shadow and a reflection to give it a more realistic feel.

All that’s left to do is to export the images and they’ll be ready for upload! To make things even easier, you can even change the size to fit specific platforms like Instagram and even Shopify! 

How To Batch Edit Photos in Photoshop

Photoshop is arguably one of the best photo editing tools out there. The issue is, it takes a lot of time to figure out. If you’re new to editing, you can always find videos on YouTube. 

But, to achieve what we did with Pixelcut, we probably have to watch a new tutorial video for each step that we took. Here’s a tutorial on how to do it with Photoshop:

  1. Open Photoshop and insert a photo that you want to edit. This will serve as the baseline for our batch edit. 
  2. Go the the “Window” setting in the upper left corner and click on “Actions”.  This allows Photoshop to record the editing process, combining each step, and applying it to multiple photos. 
  3. Click on “Create New Action”.
  1. Name the action and click “record”. Photoshop can then track everything you’re doing to the photo and re-apply it to the next batch. 
  2. Since we’re doing this in Photoshop, you also have to learn how to remove and insert backgrounds manually. 

Let’s say you finished a couple of tutorials on the best ways to remove backgrounds (There are tons of great ones out there!). The next thing we should do is add a background. 

Once you’re happy with the edit, export the photo and go back to the “Actions” menu and stop recording. Now, here’s how you can apply the action recording to other photos.

  1. Go to File>Automate>Batch
  1. Select the source folder of all your photos and select the destination folder for the output. Then, name the photos for the batch.

To help you automatically batch remove the background from each photo with Photoshop, you need to download a script. But as a rule of thumb, be careful of what you’re downloading online. 

How To Batch Edit Photos using iOS

Batch editing on iOS is a breeze. All you need to do is to select a photo. Then, click on edit, do the editing you need, and click on “Copy Edits”. Afterward, you can select the photos you want to edit and click on “Paste Edits”. 

However, if you want to remove the background from these photos, it takes a couple of extra steps. Removing the background from one photo is easy enough, all it takes is a long tap and you’re done. 

But, to batch remove the background using iOS, you first need to:

  1. Select the images you want to edit
  2. Save it to a folder on your phone for easy access. 
  3. Go to your “Files App” and find the folder where you save the images in.
  1. Next, click on the three dots on the bottom right of the screen
  1. Click on “Remove Background”.

The main issue here is the background remover isn’t that good. Here’s an example photo:

Key areas of the shoes are missing, there are rough edges everywhere, and there’s no convenient way to automate adding backgrounds.

Unlike Photoshop and Pixelcut, there’s no option to fine tune the background remover. Plus, if you want to edit more, you need to go back to the “Photos” app and do it from there. 

Key Takeaways

Batch editing photos saves you time, energy, and helps optimize the flow of any content campaign. So, before you start editing consider the following:

  • You can automate batch editing with apps like Pixelcut, Photoshop, and even the iOS photos app.
  • Photoshop is best for professionals who want to fine tune specific details. 
  • The iOS Photos app isn’t recommended for editing that requires background removal or fine tuning. 

If you want a simple and effective way to batch edit your photos, Pixelcut has got you covered from background removal to adding details like shadows or reflections. Try Pixelcut for free today! 

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