Snap Art: Standalone Application

Snap Art: Standalone Application

Snap Art now works as a standalone application. This video shows you how to launch it and process images in batches.

Images © Tony Sweet.

I’m using images from Tony Sweet, a well-known fine art and nature photographer, photography trainer, and respected author.

There are a couple of different ways to open photos in Snap Art. You can drag and drop images onto the Snap Art icon–or–you can open Snap Art and navigate using the pop-up.

I don’t plan to customize any presets, so I’ll close the right pane with the arrow button on the side. When the panes are undocked, they will fly out when you move your cursor near the edge.

Let’s take a look at the batch feature along the bottom.

Snap Art will open with all of the images in the batch selected. Right now, anything that I do will be applied to all of them, simultaneously. The button on the right between the arrows toggles between selecting all or select just one of the images. The arrows here and here navigate through the batch or you can click directly on an image to work on it.

The workflow is pretty basic. Choose an image, or multiple images, for me it’s all of them. Then, choose a preset from the presets pane on the left. This will apply to all of the images selected.

I’ll quickly review them, one at a time, before applying the presets. This way I can make any specific customizations or changes that I want. You can click and drag the tiles to scroll through the thumbnails.

Once I’m happy with the images I’ll click Save to bring up the save dialogue. Here you can choose which images you’d like to process, where to place the images treated with Snap Art, which suffix to add to the filenames, and if you’re saving them as JPEGs, you’ll have an output quality slider. If you’re saving as TIFFs there won’t be a slider here.