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How to Make Bulk Images Unique with ImBatch

In this article, we will analyze the capabilities of the free ImBatch app for making sets of unique pictures from the given originals. Dozens of processing tasks are available in the program. The most useful tasks for saving unique images are mentioned below.

What is Image Uniqueness?

Two images are unique if the actual file contents are different for them while they may look similar. We make the picture one and only. It is important in some cases.

Why Make Pictures Unique?

Some services do not accept duplicate pictures and may consider them as stolen content. For example, various message boards, social networks (Facebook, Instagram). Besides, it is believed that unique images on a website have a positive effect on search engine optimization (SEO) results. With help of some tools, you can make any existing images unique while they will look close to the original.

Using ImBatch to make unique images in a batch mode

ImBatch is a powerful batch image processing tool. You can line up various combinations of tasks and apply them in bulk to all images at once. Each of the tasks is some kind of image processing - resizing, applying an effect, overlaying text, and dozens of other tools. These tasks have different parameters. Because the parameters can use the randomization function (random values ​​each time it is called), we can get unique images at the output each time. That is, with the ImBatch program, you can receive not just a set of unique images, but receive for each run a new set of unique photos based on the same originals!

Setting a list of tasks for mass image uniqueness

Let's get down to business. Let's start ImBatch and add the images that we want to make unique to the list. After that, go to the right side of the window and add tasks for photo processing.

Mirror reflection

The simplest thing is to mirror the picture. To do this, add the task "Flip" and set the option "Flip horizontally". Attention, this cannot be used for pictures with text - it will become unreadable!

Change colors

In the "Colors" task group you can choose something to your taste from over a dozen available tasks. To make a picture that looks close to the original, select one of "AutoEnhance" tasks. The "AutoEqualize Histogram" task will give a little more noticeable changes, and the "Curves" task gives very noticeable color effects, where you can choose one of the many templates. Pay attention to the parameter "Random Preset" . It will allow you to get different versions of the same picture on each run. Another task with the possibility of randomizing the parameters is "Color Balance". For small random color variations, use "random (-10,10)" as parameters. You can also consider the "White balance" task.

EXIF tags

We recommend adding the "Remove EXIF ​​/ IPTC tags" task with the "All" parameter. This will remove possible copyrights and other metadata from the picture. If you want to add some own unique tag, add "Set EXIF ​​/ IPTC tag" after the removal task.

Effects

Some useful tasks for making unique images from the "Effects" group are "Inner Shadow", "Reduce Noise" with a minimum radius, Round Edges", "Sharpen", "Soft Shadow". In the "Round Corners" task, you can use the Random (0,10) function for the "Round Width" and "Round Height" parameters value. This allows getting different rounding options on each run.

Offsets and resize

To create a unique picture, you can use the "Offset" task, and in the X and Y parameters, you can use random values. For example, setting the X value as "Random (-5,5)" will give you a random offset of up to 5 pixels to the left or right each run and for each picture. Note that this task cuts off the part of the image that is offset. If cropping is not acceptable for your case, use the "Resize Canvas" task, where you can also use the Random (100,105) function to change the width and/or height of the canvas by 100-105%. This way you will not lose the useful area of ​​the picture. However, this task will change the image resolution. If you need a fixed image resolution, you can add the "Resize" task afterward with the parameters you need.

Saving unique pictures

The last task is to add "Save As" or "Optimize for the Web". The second task will apply additional optimizations to reduce the image file size and remove all tags. ImBatch can save to the popular WEBP format! Do not forget to set a separate output folder in the save task parameters, to not lose the original images due to overwriting.

 

create a lot of unique images with the free tool in a batch mode

 

Now everything is ready and you have to do now is press the large "Play" button to save your unique image set! If the system where you use the modified pictures still considers them duplicates, use more drastic modifications - the tasks "Watermark", "Watermark Text", "3D Image". There are a lot of tasks available in ImBatch to play with for the unique images. Go check them now! The tool is FREE for non-commercial purposes.

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