What is the best free image converter? (to png)
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:52 PM
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:56 PM
As MJP said, ImageMagick is great, and very powerful - though it has a bit of a learning curve. For most image conversions, I just open them in my chosen image editor (PaintShopPro - commercial), and Save As a different format. I'm sure the free Paint.NET would support transparent PNGs, and you'd get a great image editor for free to boot.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:14 AM
irfanview (free, Windows) for tiny things and one-off conversion. It is very quick. It can handle a few batches, but tends to be too slow on anything above 30 pictures.
The Gimp for visual conversions that need touching up. Photoshop if you are rich or at a work.
imageMagick for more serious batch conversions. For example, on my hobby of photography I have an imageMagick script to run through all the newly imported images and create three sizes of thumbnails each with different types of watermarks and file them in various folders.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:35 AM
I wouldnt recommend ImageMagick, however. Other than being an incredible overkill, It has a few nasty bugs that tend to show up at the worst possible time.
FastStone is rock-stable, abount an order of magnitude faster than similar programs and offers you a nice preview window during conversion where you can mess with the quality slider.
While I personally use PaintShopPro for editing, only a true masochist would want to use it to convert the images - it's as cumbersome as possible.
Starting up Photoshop / PaintSHopPro for a conversion is also a drastic resource hog.
If you keep your machine running nonstop, and want to alt-tab to photoshop or paintshoppro (with 10 images open), then good luck with that. FastStone barely blinks...
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:14 PM
I'm looking for a free image converter, too.
Most of the free online tools do not have many functions.
But the professional ones are not free.
A friend suggests me to use the free trials of some professionals first, because I'm a green hand on dealing with images.
I want to knoware there any differences between this free image converter recommended by my friend and yours?
Which one is much better.
Any suggestion will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:19 PM
i would like to know what is the best and free image converter that is able to make a specific color transparent and convert it to png images
Microsoft Paint. No need to download anything. It's already installed. The transparent color is "white."
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:27 PM
But the professional ones are not free
Here is a very common and popular error which people have. Open Source and no cost ("free") programs are used by many professionals every day in their work. These "free" programs such as GIMP and Inkscape are professional. Game development at every level from beginner to experienced world class professionals is saturated with "free" programs of every category imaginable, such as coding tools.
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