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IrfanView tutorial: batch image conversion

IrfanView tutorial: batch image conversion By Loosecannon - Last updated on Sunday, December 11, 2011
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / General  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Sunday, August 26, 2007
Created on Sunday, August 26, 2007 9:38 AM
Tutorial to learn how to make batch conversions

With this freeware, is it possible to convert, re-name, or re-size and crop batch image files. IfranView provides perfect quality for all these operations. In addition, IrfanView is free ! Freeware IrfanView - Download IrfanView.

This freeware is composed of 2 modules : IrfanView and IrfanView Thumbnails. In this tutorial,, only Thumbnails module is approached. It will help us in resizing and conforming to standard video size 4:3 for using the images in our video footage (768x576).

Tip: before proceeding, create 2 folders on your hard disk to make operations easier. One directory for pictures to be transformed, and another one for pictures modified by IrfanView. This way, you have a backup folder in case you have any problems.

  1. open IrfanView Thumbnails

A- search in the subfolders for the pictures folder and click on it. Files are displayed in the right window.

B- select all pictures (select them all using keyboard shortcut Ctrl+A or by menu "Options + Select all")

Fenêtre Irfan

  1. Menu File / Start batch dialog with selected files... (keyboard shortcut > B)

1 - select the files in the window (all > Ctrl+A)
2 - the selected files are displayed here
3 - select the output folder > Output directory
- select the conversion format > Output format
(in general, choose BMP for Pinnacle Studio)
- Work as / allows you to choose the operation to be applied : batch conversion, batch rename, or convert and rename

fenêtre Batch conversion

  1. Files CONVERSION > press START button (6)
  2. pictures OPERATION
    tick the box / used advanced options (7)
    click / set advanced options (8) - settings window will open...
Settings for all frames

CROP > to crop the pictures (9)
the frame size to be defined is computed following (X/Y) coordinates as well as (Width/Height) of the new framework

RESIZE > define the new size (10)

  • set new size manually select the new size
  • set new size as a percentage of the original (11) > new size proportional to the original
  • Preserve aspect ratio > keep actual ratio (width/height ratio)
  • In general, choose 768x576 for 4:3 format
OTHER OPTIONS > you can enter specific properties for the batch

OK > save parameters and returns to the batch window


  1. push START (6) button to launch the conversions.
  2. a Batch window will open - conversion done > to follow current progress
  3. at the end of the conversion > Exit
  4. new pictures are saved in the backup folder we defined at the beginning (3)

That's it, you're all done !

Take note that if you use Stage Tools™ Moving Picture, you do not need to resize your picture, since you will use the full scale of the picture for the effect.

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sammy By # sammy @ Monday, March 9, 2009 1:54 PM
I really want to do this it looks sooooooo cool

convert By # convert @ Thursday, May 7, 2009 5:57 AM
Thanks for this convert! very nice it is free!!!

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