How to Speed Up Your Editing Process Using the Artificial Intelligence batch.ai
Do you feel like you’re constantly editing? Are you overwhelmed with your editing pile? Are your clients being affected by long turnaround times? Are you craving time away from your computer? Have you thought about outsourcing your editing but haven’t committed yet? If you’ve said yes to any of these questions, batch.ai is the solution for you!
Batch.ai is a photo editing artificial intelligence which works as a seamless plugin on Lightroom. Batch.ai uses artificial intelligence to sort, color correct, straighten, and replicate tools from your ‘anchor’ edits to the rest of your gallery. The program works incredibly fast allowing you to edit hundreds of photos within minutes!
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What is Batch.ai?
Edit your sneak peek images, run batch.ai, and your entire gallery will be edited within minutes! Using artificial intelligence, batch.ai takes ‘anchor’ images (or sneak peek images) and edits your entire galley for you. It speeds up your editing workflow and takes the stress of editing off your shoulders!
batch.ai recommends you edit 1-2 images from each “scene” and uses those edits to color correct, straighten, and replicate tools onto all the other images you want to be edited.
- Sorting: The AI determines which anchor images correlate to each set image that needs to be edited, so you can organize your gallery however you please, and batch.ai will know what to do.
- Color Correction: batch.ai uses precision matching and individual fine turning on all images to make sure the entire gallery looks cohesive and identical. Essentially the program copies and pastes all of your edits onto each image, and makes the necessary fine adjustments it needs to in order to make sure they all look cohesive.
- Tool Replication: The best part of the program is the tool replication. batch.ai applies smart straightening, subject and sky masks, brushes, and gradient tools!
How Does batch.ai Work?
Batch.ai works in 3 simple steps. Edit sneak peeks, mark your edits, and run the program!
1. Edit Sneak Peeks
In order for the program to know what you want the edits to look like, you need to edit ‘anchor’ images. I just use the sneak peek images I send to clients after a session as my anchors. batch.ai recommends you edit at least one image from each “scene” in order to have the best results, but you truly can edit as few or many as you’d like. These ‘anchor’ edits are what the program uses to edit the rest of your gallery.
2. Mark Your Edits
In order for the AI to know which images you want to base the edits off of, you need to mark them. I personally set the color rating on my anchor images as green, but you can mark them however you want.
3. Run the Program
Highlight all the images you want to edit, including the anchor images, and run the program! Batch.ai will automatically sort which of your edits correspond with which images and will fine-tune all of them to match the anchor images. The program is FAST and can edit hundreds of photos in minutes. All of the edits are done in Lightroom so as soon as the program finishes, you can double-check everything looks the way you want and make any quick adjustments you see fit.
Would I reccomend batch.ai? Definately! Batch.ai is a great program and can be incredibly helpful to speed through galleries. After using batch.ai on a number of galleries ranging from weddings, elopement, couples sessions, senior photos, personal travel albums, and more, here’s my honest review.
For smaller galleries that are only a maximum of 100-200 images, batch.ai is great! It helped me immesnsely cut down on editing time and my turnaround time for clients changed to 24-48 hours after their sessions. I was able to go through and edit anchor images at the start of each new scene, and batch.ai did a great job of coping those edits to the right images. There were a few qwirks to learn and it took a little bit to understand the system, but once I learned how it worked, it was amazing! I truly would reccomend this program to any photographer who is tired for editing for days on end or feels themselves falling behind on their editing.
I was a bit skeptical at frst when I tried batch.ai for the first time, but wow I will never look back. I have been using batch.ai for over a year now and consistently use it on almost every session I shoot and to help get sneak peeks to wedding clients asap. The time batch.ai has given back to me is invaluable and I will continue to invest in this product again and again.
How to Install batch.ai
Go to file -> Plug-in Manager
Make sure it is added to your Plug-In Manager and then you’re done!
batch.ai has completely changed my editing workflow and has allowed me to take on more clients and provide a faster turnaround time. If you’re debating on whether or not to go for it, try it out for at least a month and see how much of a difference it makes. batch.ai is changing the game for photographers and helping us get our personal lives back!
Hey, I’m Bridget!
Adventurer turned adventure elopement photographer helping other photographers create the life they’ve always dreamed of! From photography basics to the inner workings of how to run a business, I help photographers level up their business and reach their goals.