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Technical Specifications

Read Images

  • Read images from the clipboard, Photos App, folders, and as individual files
  • Ability to read from sub-folders
  • Supported file types include Acorn, BMP, GIF, HEIC/HEIF (on 10.13.4 and later), ICO, JPEG, JPEG2000, PDF, PNG, PSD, RAW, TGA, TIFF, WebP, and just about any other format the MacOS can read (it's a super long list)
  • Read multilayer and multipage Acorn, GIF, PDF, and PSD
  • Generate screenshots
  • Open RAW file types supported by macOS X

Split & Combine Images

  • Split multilayer and multipage Acorn, GIF, PDF, and PSD into individual images
  • Combine images together to create a multipage GIF, PDF, Acorn, or PSD file

Write Images

  • Write images to the clipboard, to a folder, and open in other apps
  • Supported file types include GIF, HEIC/HEIF (on 10.13.4 and later), JPEG, JPEG2K, JPEG-XL, PDF, PNG, PSD, TIFF, TGA, and WebP.
  • Ability to write multipage PDFs; multilayer PSD, Acorn, and GIF
  • Use Multi Scale to write an image to multiple sizes: 1x, 2x, etc., great for web and icon design
  • PNG compression and optimization with ImageAlpha
  • Remove alpha channel from HEIC, PNG, TIFF if opaque

Color Adjustments and Blurs

  • Change color profile- including RGB, CMYK, grayscale, d3, and many more
  • Remove or strip color profile
  • Match and modify color pixels
  • Adjust saturation, brightness, contrast, exposure, gamma, vibrance
  • Add box blur, gaussian blur, noise reduction

Color Effects and Sharpening

  • Add a border, drop shadow, or matte background
  • Photo effects: chrome, fade, grayscale, instant, invert, mono, noir, process, tonal, transfer, and sepia tone
  • Sharpen with sharpen luminance and unsharp mask


  • Delete all metadata, or remove just the GPS
  • Edit GPS coordinates
  • Set the DPI, title, author, description, and copyright
  • Edit specific metadata such as IPTC, EXIF, PNG, TIFF, and CIFF
  • Fix EXIF rotation


  • Run AppleScript
  • Shell Scripts

Machine Learning

  • Target images in a workflow using machine learning classifications (requires OS 10.13+) and rules
  • Preloaded with MobileNet classification model
  • Easily install additional CoreML classification systems
  • Sort images by file name, color model, DPI, classification confidence, and more


  • Crop
  • Flip horizontal, vertical, or both
  • Rotate
  • Scale to resize
  • Trim to edges to remove transparency


  • Add text and image watermarks to images
  • Over 20 different blending modes for customized compositing effects.
  • Ability to modify scale, offset, opacity, blending modes, tiling, location, and more
  • Use metadata tokens to quickly add copyright, author, capture data, and other values


  • Use Retrobatch's preloaded workflow templates
  • Create and save your own templates

User Interface

  • Inspector palette for easy setting adjustments
  • Preview window toggling and preview full screen mode
  • Preview window zoom
  • Image thumbnail scrubber bar for easy image selection
  • Image data information toggling
  • Unified single window interface

Additional Features

  • Change bits per channel
  • Extract depth data
  • Add a single transparent pixel to images to prevent social media sites from using compression
  • Create workflow notes
  • ...and more!

MacOS Integration

  • Drag and drop
  • Mac OS Fonts and Colors Window
  • Share images to Mail, Airdrop, Messages
  • Full screen mode
  • Autosave and versions
  • Built for Retina display
  • Touch bar support


  • English

System Requirements

  • MacOS 12 or later