J2S Shipping New Automated Image Utility

J2Sis shipping a new app for Mac users, J2STask 1.0. J2STask is a utility designed for automated batch image processing. The app features image downsizing and various file conversions. According to J2S:

J2S is pleased to announce the release of J2STask 1.0, a task manager for image workflow on MacOS X.

Aimed at professionals, J2STask is a robot used to batch process images: it scans a local or ftp source folder at regular intervals and processes the files it contains according to the task settings. The files are then sent to one or two target folders.

Combined with J2SProfiler, an IPTC profile editor, J2STask is also used to route documents according to the IPTC data they contain i.e. if the IPTC caption of a file does not comply with the defined IPTC profile, it will be moved to an "Error" folder instead of being forwarded to the target folder.

J2STask can accomplish the following operations:

  • Rotate (all files or according to Exif data)
  • Set file resolution
  • Downsize the pictures
  • Apply a mark (insertion of a picture in the files - cf. watermark)
  • Apply an IPTC profile, to make sure the files are properly captioned for example
  • Convert files to TIFF or JPEG and optionally recompress the files

You can find more information about the J2STask release at the J2S Web site. J2STask 1.0 is available for US$250.00.