Converseen 0.8.1

Reviewed by Dan Vlasic
  • Size

    1.51 MB
  • License

    Freeware
  • OS

    Windows
  • Price

    $0
  • Developer

    Faster3ck
  • Updated

    20 Sep 2018
  • Downloads

    763 (1 last week)
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"Converseen is a free batch image processor"

Overview

Converseen is a simple and smart tool designed to convert and resize images in batches. It is perfect for anyone with gigabytes of pictures stocked and unprocessed, waiting for their time. Converseen supports more than 100 file formats, so converting in batches, and resizing becomes a matter of several simple clicks. Rotate, flip, resize and compress an unlimited number of images, rename them, or overwrite completely.

Installation

Converseen downloads as an installer pack which refuses to run in a sandbox, probably because it is packed with adware – bundled toolbars and apps that want to make their way to your computer every step of the installation process. In fact, we unchecked all bundles, but they installed anyway. The bundles do not uninstall politely, freezing and not notifying when or if the uninstallation has been successful.

Converseen is compatible with Win 7, Vista and XP. After installation, the wizard may request you install the Microsoft Visual C++2010 Redistributable Package.

Interface

Converseen has a simple and clean-cut interface with several self-descriptive areas of the main window. You can add files, select and deselect them, preview them within the same main window, set the desired size in percentage or pixels, set the desired resolution, choose to overwrite or rename them, and choose the destination folder. Click ‘convert’ and voila! All your images have been quickly converted, resized, or flipped.

Pros

Clean and intuitive GUI, simple navigation, all features are self-descriptive.
The app is free and offers a fast and simple way to process large batches of photographs.

Cons

The app offers basic image editing tools. If you want to further enhance your images, you will need to use another program.
The installer with three adware bundles is enough to disregard the app’s positive sides and look for a program that respects users’ choices and security.

In version 0.6.4 of Converseen, you cannot opt out of installing PC Speed Maximizer which comes bundled with it. See this screenshot for clarification.

There is no way you can sort images you add by name, or file type and that makes processing files in batches somewhat messy if you have them in different formats.

Alternatives

Luckily, alternatives are numerous, and many of them are fine and free apps that come without the staggering amount of bundles: XNConvert, Image Magick, Phatch, Image Tuner, XN Shell and XNView, and many more.

Conclusion

Converseen is obviously a valuable asset for anyone in possession of a large number of photographs that need to be handled properly. The smart tool allows you to convert, resize, flip and rotate images, convert them in batches, rename them or overwrite them. The preview is great, but it can only show the first image you select. If you should select two, you will not see the preview for the second one.

Converseen is free, which is fine, and the grateful users can donate to the developer’s PayPal account. However, after the outrageous installer with three bundles which install even if you uncheck all their elements or check Skip, we doubt anyone would want to keep the program, or donate. In addition, the installer does not work in the sandbox, so it is impossible to try the app in a safe environment, which makes us feel entitled to downgrade the software.

Requirements: none

What's new in this version: none

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Converseen on 9 Nov 2015 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Converseen Antivirus Report
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