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9/9/2018 - Bye bye iPhoto Batch Enhancer!
The imminent release of macOS Mojave also brings an end to 14 exciting years for iPhoto Batch Enhancer! After its initial release in 2004 two major releases followed in 2006 and 2009. Every year saw updates to keep iPhoto Batch Enhancer working with new releases of iPhoto and Mac OS X, up until the current macOS High Sierra.

As of now iPhoto itself hasn't been updated by Apple since 2014 and there's not many current users left. If you still want to keep using iPhoto Batch Enhancer with iPhoto you can now do so for free! Of course this comes with the usual caveats: There will be no longer support for iPhoto Batch Enhancer, so if you encounter any problems, we won't be able to help you.

So what happens next? Our solution for the Photos App is still in development and it sort of works with macOS Sierra, partially with macOS High Sierra and not yet with macOS Mojave. So there's still a lot to do, until a first beta version can be made available. Please stay tuned on this website for new developments!

Most importantly thanks to everybody who participated on our journey with iPhoto Batch Enhancer, who supported us and shared their enthusiasm! Without you the journey would have been shorter and not as joyful!
9/2/2018
Tinker Text packs small bug fixes in version 1.4 and is available for download in the App Store now!
Tell me more!
9/22/2017 - Ready for iOS 11 and High Sierra
The new Tinker Text 1.3 is now optimized for iOS 11 and iPhone X!
The new iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.9.2 adds compatibility with iPhoto on macOS 10.13 High Sierra!
Have fun with this new release, which as always is free for all users with a full license!
Download the new version!
Important note: This is the last macOS version compatibility update for iPhoto Batch Enhancer.
9/3/2016
The new iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.9.1 adds compatibility with iPhoto on macOS 10.12 Sierra!
9/18/2015
Tinker Text has been updated to version 1.2 and is available for download in the App Store now!
This version is ready for iOS 9 including multitasking on the iPad Air 2 and includes some bug fixes. Also messages no longer obscure copied text.
Tell me more!
8/13/2015
The brand new iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.9 contains some important bug fixes. In addition to that it adds compatibility with iPhoto on OS X 10.11 El Capitan!
Have fun with this new release, which as always is free for all users with a full license!
04/08/2015
RIP iPhoto, Hello Photos!
Today Apple released Photos as replacement for their iPhoto and Aperture Apps. As of now iPhoto cannot be purchased in the Mac App Store. If you already have it in your list of purchases, you can still install it from there.
iPhoto Batch Enhancer still works with iPhoto, but is not compatible with the new Photos App. Photos has been developed by Apple completely from scratch and so feroXsoft is developing a completely new successor to iPhoto Batch Enhancer. Further Informationen will be posted here on the feroXsoft website. Stay tuned!

News Archive 2014
12/16/2014
Tinker Text has been updated to version 1.1 and is available for download in the App Store now!
  • A new transformation: Capitalize Words.
  • Added a link to rate Tinker Text. (Don't worry: You will never be prompted for that!)
  • Added a link to @TinkerTextApp on Twitter.
  • Bug fixes.
Tell me more!
11/23/2014
We are proud to announce our first foray into iOS Apps: Say 'Hello!' to Tinker Text! A nifty tool to assess, transform and share plain text!
10/04/2014
The current release of iPhoto Batch Enhancer is also compatible with the Final Release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite!
9/16/2014
The brand new iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.8 contains some important bug fixes. In addition to that it again adds compatibility with the current beta release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite!
Have fun with this new release, which as always is free for all users with a full license!
8/13/2014
The brand new iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.7 contains some important bug fixes. In addition to that it adds compatibility with the current beta release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite!
3/1/2014
Same great software - great new price! Now only for US $9.99 / £7.99!
Everyone who bought iPhoto Batch Enhancer during the last two weeks will get a refund so they also pay the new lower price.

News Archive 2013
10/18/2013
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.6 is the latest version and contains some important bug fixes. In addition to that it adds compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks!
Please check out the new preferences if your hard disk is rather full. Have fun with the new release!
2/15/2013
Our website is fully operational again - trial and full licenses for iPhoto Batch Enhancer can be obtained again as usual. Thank you for your patience!
2/10/2013
This website will be moving to a new server on the next weekend, starting friday february 15th. We will temporarily shut down sales during that period so no paying customer has to wait for a license. Please revisit this page to find out if we are fully operational again. Thank you!

News Archive 2012
10/14/2012
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.5.1 is the latest version and contains some important bug fixes. In addition to that this version adds compatibility with OS X 10.7 'Lion' and later!
Since this version still requires iPhoto 8 or later the previous version iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.1.6 will not suggest an automatic update. Please download the new version manually, if you meet the new requirements!
7/25/2012
The new iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.5 is built exclusively for OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion". And again this update is free for all users with a full license!
Since a lot had to be changed under the hood, the new version only supports iPhoto 8 or later. Therefore it has been removed from automatic updates so no one with an older iPhoto version loses a working environment. The previous version 3.1.6 will be available for download in the future.
Any further changes?
  • Where possible iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.5 has been updated for retina screens.
  • The new version has been signed with an Apple certified Developer ID, so it plays nice with the new "Gatekeeper" in OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion".
  • Finally the startup screen has been cleaned up!
  • ...and the website has received a little refresh as well (fewer helper images, more CSS and more retina beauty)!
6/12/2012
The new iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.1.6 is ready for download. Scripts are enabled again for the new iPhoto 9.3.1 since Apple has fixed the bug that could cause data loss in iPhoto 9.3.
By the way: Preparations for OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" are progressing nicely - on the (yet unknown) release day a new version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer will be ready.
6/27/2012
The new iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.1.5 works with iPhoto 9.3. There are two changes you should be aware of:
  • The new version of iPhoto won't let you edit a photo after it has been edited outside of iPhoto (e.g. when using another image editing software or after using iPhoto Batch Enhancer's scripts). Instead it will display a message and lets you duplicate this photo. When encountering such a photo iPhoto Batch Enhancer will let iPhoto create a duplicate and will continue working with that copy.
  • When initiating external editing of a photo, which has been changed externally before with a previous version of iPhoto, iPhoto 9.3 has a problem: It sends the path of the original photo to the external editor. When you finish modifying the photo it won't be reflected in iPhoto's thumbnail. If you later decide to revert to the original, iPhoto will delete the backup and present the latest modified version of the photo as the original version. I have already filed a bug with Apple abaut this behavior.
    Since this leads to data loss, I have decided to disable scripts in iPhoto Batch Enhancer for now. I might come up with a more sophisticated approach, but right now I think it's more important to get this update out so the more popular options are available again to users of iPhoto Batch Enhancer who have installed the iPhoto 9.3 update.
Important: If you receive a message 'Error Updating! The update is improperly signed.' after clicking on 'Install Update' please dowmload the update directly from this website.
6/12/2012
The new iPhoto 9.3, released on "WWDC 2012", doesn't work with the current release of iPhoto Batch Enhancer! I am looking into the problem right now and hope to have a new version ready real soon.
4/1/2012
Still no april fools joke - iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.1.3 fixes a bug concerning OS X 10.7 "Lion" and iPhoto 9 and is superseded by iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.1.4 which fixes a bug with autoupdate and includes our updated license agreement due to our new home in Munich.

News Archive 2011
8/7/2011
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.1.2 fixes some bugs concerning OS X 10.7 "Lion" and iPhoto 9.
Important: From now on support is only available for using iPhoto Batch Enhancer with OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' or OS X 10.7 'Lion' as we don't have the space for other Macintosh configurations. Running the software on older OS versions on Intel or PowerPC-based systems will continue to work, although we won't be able to actively check that for future releases.
6/26/2011
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.1.1 is ready for OS X 10.7 "Lion" and features several important bug fixes. Thanks for all the error reports concerning the error message 'Can't make <class ipth> of <class ipal> id 1.2345678E+9 of application \"iPhoto\" into type Unicode text.'!

News Archive 2010
12/20/2010
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.1 contains several important bug fixes and can be downloaded now. Enjoy the new version!
11/7/2010 part 2
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0.9 is even more fully compatible with iPhoto 9 (from iLife '11) and can be downloaded now. This version contains a bug fix for Macs with certain language settings.
11/7/2010
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0.8 is fully compatible with iPhoto 9 (from iLife '11) and can be downloaded now. Apart from problem fixes it includes the following changes for the new iPhoto version:
  • iPhoto 9 only registers changes in its internal clipboard of adjust values when being restarted - that's the reason why iPhoto 9 restarts more often while iPhoto Batch Enhancer is applying Snapshots.
  • Photos are being duplicated in iPhoto 9 prior to external editing. To aid in differentiating the two copies iPhoto Batch Enhancer assigns the following keywords:
    • Original (IBE) for the original photo
    • Copy (IBE) for the new copy
    Since duplication in iPhoto also copies all assigned keywords the new copy may also have the keyword Original (IBE) assigned to it.
  • In addition iPhoto Batch Enhancer adds original and duplicate photo to the following albums (if activated in the preferences):
    • iPhoto Batch Enhancer - Originals
    • iPhoto Batch Enhancer - Copies
  • When a photo is being edited in iPhoto 9 and a single Snapshot is being applied the black, gamma and white values are ignored. Applying them would need a restart of iPhoto, which in turn would save all current changes to that photo.
  • iPhoto Batch Enhancer's core funtionality had to be altered to make it work with iPhoto 9. Although I have tested it with many combinations of older iPhoto versions with different versions of OS X there still might be some rough edges. Please do not hesitate to send an error report when you encounter one of those!
Enjoy the new version!
10/24/2010
I have put the new iPhoto version through its paces - it's a nice update with image editing being better integrated than with any previous version. I expect to have all current features of iPhoto Batch Enhancer working with iPhoto '11 in the first week of november. Stay tuned!
10/20/2010 - iLife '11 with iPhoto '11
iPhoto Batch Enhancer at this time is not compatible with the new version of iPhoto! So if you rely on batch conversion with iPhoto Batch Enhancer please do not upgrade to the new iPhoto immediately.
As soon as I had a chance to check out iPhoto '11 I'll be posting news on the next version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer...
5/16/2009
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0.7 can be downloaded now. This version adds two new scripts for cropping photos: 'Crop by pixels' and 'Crop by percent'. Apart from that some problems have been fixed. Enjoy!
5/16/2009
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0.6 can be downloaded now. This version adds a new script, that lets you change your photo's aspect ratio ("Crop with format"). Have fun with it!
5/9/2009
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0.5 is ready for download. This version corrects a bug from the previous version that could lead to unpredictable results.
4/5/2010
As a little easter gift and slightly overshadowed by the iPad launch iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0.4 is ready for download. The biggest change is that the screen saver no longer kicks in during batch conversion, which used to cause problems. Enjoy the new version!

News Archive 2009
10/18/2009
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0.3 is ready for download. This version actually contains the workaround for an error in Snow Leopard's handling of Apple Events...
10/18/2009
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0.2 is ready for download. It fixes several bugs and most importantly has a workaround for an error in Snow Leopard's handling of Apple Events that could cause seemingly random timeout errors when batch converting images. Enjoy!
8/30/2009
After a lot of testing and a little bug fixing I am happy to announce iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0.1 with compatibility with OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"! Download and enjoy!
8/29/2009
I have tested iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0 with OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" and found some compatibility issues which may keep the application from launching. As soon as I have looked deeper into the issues I will post more information. Thanks for your patience!
8/23/2009
Welcome to the all new feroXsoft website with a warm greeting from the bavarian mountains!
The new look coincides with a big change for iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3, which is being distributed as shareware starting today. This marks the end of beta testing and I would like to thank everybody who has participated by sending suggestions or error reports!
Like any shareware iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 has a trial phase, in this case two weeks without any limitations. After that it will cost US $9.99 / £7.99 to have all the great features unlocked. Tell me more...
Please note: Just like any other Mac user I am waiting for Snow Leopard to be released. As soon as I have tested iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 with the new version of OS X, you will be able to find compatibility information here.
To celebrate this event everyone who has donated for iPhoto Batch Enhancer in the past will receive a free license as a thank you from feroXsoft. If you're one of those happy few and your mail address has changed, please contact us!
If you have any ideas, suggestions, comments or questions or even if you dislike the new website, we would be very happy to hear from you!
8/22/2009
The final release of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0 is being tested at the moment and should be ready for download this weekend.
7/18/2009
The new beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 fixes two bugs. One of them made the use of the effects palette for batch processing in iPhoto 8.0.4 for some users impossible.
7/11/2009
The final release of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0 will be delayed until august. The current beta release will keep working until then. Simply start the application after 7/16/2009 and it will update the license accordingly. Please stay tuned!
6/23/2009
The final release of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3.0 will be ready in the middle of july. The beta release will keep working until then.
6/7/2009
Since everybody else is doing it we thought we should too: We're now on Twitter!
4/18/2009
The new beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 fixes some bugs and contains a new 'success' sound when an action has finished.
3/21/2009
It took quite a while, but now the new beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 is finished and brings all its click-reducing-beauty to everyone who has upgraded to the latest iPhoto version!
3/13/2009 - New version coming soon!
The good news: The next beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer will fully support the new iPhoto and the changelog already boasts 12 changes and bug fixes! The other good news: There are only 2 more problems to correct and I expect to release the new version in about a week! Thanks for your patience...
1/30/2009 - iPhoto Batch Enhancer not compatible with new iPhoto
I have just received my copy of iLife '09 today and am examining the new version of iPhoto right now. As with every major release, there is quite a lot to do to get iPhoto Batch Enhancer working again. I will update this page as new information becomes available.
1/11/2009
I have fixed an incompatibility with Tiger (OS X 10.4) which caused the application to refuse starting up. Everyone with OS X 10.4 please redownload the iPhoto Batch Enhancer Beta. Thank you!
1/6/2009
The seventh update to the beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 corrects an internal error.

News Archive 2008
10/5/2008
The sixth update to the beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 improves the detection of RAW image formats and applies saturation and tint only when intended.
9/21/2008
Unfortunately the current version was advertised as a new release during the last week. Sorry for that! Now the error has been fixed...
9/14/2008
The fifth update to the beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 adds a fix for french users and user friendly updates via the sparkle framework. Unfortunately this means that OS X 10.3 Panther isn't supported any longer.
7/8/2008
The fourth update to the beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 remains unchanged, but can be used until mid september. I have been busy writing my first iPhone application so the new features for iPhoto Batch Enhancer have to wait a little longer. Sorry for that! Find out more right here in a few weeks!
4/12/2008
The third update to the beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 is here! This version contains several bug fixes.
2/2/2008
The second update to the beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 is here! Apart from several bug fixes this version works correctly when thumbnails are disabled in iPhoto's edit mode.
1/1/2008
The first update to the beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3 is here! Apart from bug fixes this version introduces compatability with OS X 10.3.9 "Panther".

News Archive 2007
12/28/2007
Finally it's here: The new beta version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 3!
11/10/2007
Leopard has finally landed here. Unfortunately is has broken most functionality of iPhoto Batch Enhancer 2. But don't worry: The new version will be ready in only a few more days!
10/13/2007
The good news: The crashes are gone! The bad news: I'll be on vacation until the end of october with no internet access. The beta release will be released shortly after that. Thank you for your patience!
10/7/2007
The new version of iPhoto Batch Enhancer will be further delayed due to frequent crashes of iPhoto 7 on my Intel Mac test machine. Any news on the subject will be posted here!
9/18/2007
iPhoto Batch Enhancer will be compatible with iPhoto 7! Unfortunately it will take a little longer due to illness. Expect a public beta in roughly 3 weeks!
8/15/2007
I have ordered iLife '08 last week. After receiving it I will check how iPhoto Batch Enhancer can be updated to work with the new iPhoto version.

News Archive 2006
11/29/2006
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 2.0.4 now works with Photo libraries located in Home directories encrypted via FileVault. Some minor quirks have been removed as well.
9/3/2006
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 2.0.3i is now also localized in italian - thanks to Claudio at Creative Shield! Apart from that nothing has changed.
6/15/2006
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 2.0.3 corrects some bugs and now works with the special version of iPhoto on Intel Macs (Thanks to Oliver for his help!). It now comes with sample snapshots and a function to duplicate existing snapshots.
4/21/2006
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 2.0.2 corrects some bugs and now works with RAW photos on OS X 10.4. The file format for snapshots has been updated and once a month you are reminded to donate.
3/25/2006
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 2.0.1 corrects problems when being used with OS X 10.3.9 "Panther".
3/1/2006
iPhoto Batch Enhancer 2 has been rewritten from the ground up and offers a lot of new functions:
  • Compatible with iPhoto 2 to 6.
  • Create snapshots from slider positions in the adjust-palette and apply them to several photos. Edit and manage snapshots comfortably.
  • Up to three effects can be applied to a photo in one go.
  • It's compiled as a universal binary to support PowerPC and Intel Macs.
  • Completely localized in English and German with integrated help pages.
  • iPhoto Batch Enhancer is now being distributed as donationware. The software is not limited in any way. But if you use it regularly you are kindly asked to pay a sum of your choice via the Paypal link above.
    Thank you for supporting Macintosh Shareware!
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