The Image Optimizer Professional program developed by xat.com is, as its name suggests, a utility that enhances and adjusts different types of image files. It is able to read photos and graphics in GIF, TIF, PNG, and JPEG format. It comes with a comprehensive, simple-to-use set of image editing tools to give optimum quality to image files. The program’s interface is intuitive and clearly laid out, making this application ideal for users of any skill level. Users can add images to be edited using the drag-and-drop method or through the file browser.
The application has support for batch processing so users can apply enhancements to multiple images at the same time. Among the actions that can be done during batch processing are the following: adjust image quality, crop photos, change file type, and resize images.
One of the key features of Image Optimizer Professional is Digimarc digital watermarking. Watermarks add copyright information to images; Digimarc watermarks add more functionality by adding embedded codes to images. Photographs with digital watermarks enable users to track their work and see whether these have been copied or moved to other websites. In addition, digital watermarks may contain hyperlinks that can take viewers to the owner’s website or online portfolio. Users can set their digital watermarks to contain their contact information and copyright information as well.