BATCH PROCESSING A FOLDER OF PORTRAITS
Portrait AI can also batch process a folder of photos. When you do this, Portrait will go through the folder, automatically selecting the faces in each individual photo, applying default adjustments for skin smoothing, and eye and mouth controls. This makes it easy for you to quickly retouch a large volume of photos from a portrait shoot, a wedding, or other event.
To use this feature, click on the Batch Process button in the Portrait AI start-up window. The app will prompt you for a folder that contains images to be retouched, a destination folder for the retouched items, and a pop-up menu for the file format you wish the retouched files to be saved as. Click the OK button, and Portrait AI will process the images. All of the retouched files will have ‘_ON1’ at the end of the filename.
When batch processing a folder of images, there is one processing option that can be adjusted via Portrait’s Preferences window:
• Portrait AI has two settings for automatic skin retouching and eye/lip settings, Subtle and Strong. By default, the app uses Subtle retouching; this can be changed to Strong in the General tab of the Preferences pane.
When using Portrait AI’s Batch Process function, you select a folder of photos to be retouched, a destination folder for the processed images, and the file format you wish the photos to be saved in. Portrait will open each file, find the faces, apply appropriate retouching (using the Strong or Subtle setting, as described below), and save the edited photo in the file format specified in the Batch window.
Once your folder has been processed, you can then open
the processed photos in your image editor for further
editing. Don’t re-open the batched files inside Portrait
AI, though; it will reprocess the photo as if it were
untouched, which will result in a double-processing of the faces.
* Batch processing is only available using the standalone application and is not accessible when used as a plugin in Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.