BatchBlitz enables you to filter photo files either
interactively or non-interactively. In both cases, the filtering
will be done on a collection of files that you selected into the
Source Images list.
The Source Images
list may contain
files that should be excluded. To remove these files from the list,
just click button
on the Source Images
toolbar. The Filter Files
dialog will then pop up. See
In the above dialog, you define a Pattern that will be searched on the
Name or Location of each file. Option matched is selected so that matched items will
be marked as excluded (indicated by a gray background). Now
you click button Filter and all
matches get marked.
||You can hide all the excluded items by checking option
A pair of numbers (8/12) is displayed in the dialog caption
indicating the number of non-marked files (8) and that of total
files (12). In the above case, 4 files have been marked as
excluded and will be removed from the Source Images list if you click OK.
In certain cases, you may choose to do the filtering in a batch
task. The Filter File
action is for
Just add one or more Filter File
actions to the Actions list. Files
excluded by any Filter File action
are skipped and will not get processed by subsequent actions.
In the demo batch task shown above, two Filter File actions are defined.
Note: only the first one has its Active option checked. The second one is seen
as inactive. Only active actions will be executed
when the batch task is started.
For a simple tutorial on managing batch task, click here.
To edit properties of an action, just double-click its name or
icon. The below image shows the Action
Properties dialog for the first Filter File action.
The dialog shown above lets you set the filtering conditions (or
rules) for the action.
An image file is excluded if specified conditions in the filter
are met. Otherwise, this file is said to have passed this
filter. Then, subsequent actions, if any, will get performed on the
For more tutorials on using BatchBlitz, click here.