I wrote this program while Paul and I were scanning family photos and 35mm slides. We scanned our entire family history as Bitmap files, which are huge, but we wanted to scan everything at the highest possible quality we could. After scanning and cleaning the photos, we needed something to convert those huge files to a smaller, more portable format (like jpg). But there's no way we were going to sit there and convert over 30,000 images by hand! We needed something that could handle an entire folder at a time. I couldn't find anything that was free, so I wrote Batch Image Converter. It's free, easy, and will happily convert an entire folder of images from one format to another, even if that folder has hundreds of pictures.
Tested with thousands of images and by tens of thousands of people. This is, by far, our most downloaded program.
- Easy to Use - load images by selecting a folder, or just drag and drop the pictures onto the file list
- Reads about 30 image file formats including popular ones like GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, RAW, and PSD
- Converts files to one of 9 formats -- BMP, JPG, PCX, PNG, PNM, RAW, SGI, TGA, TIF
- Works on Windows and Linux machines -- Actually, it should be able to run on many platforms, including Linux, Mac OSX, Sun Solaris, BSD, and Windows. If you can install Mono or Microsoft's .Net Framework, you should be able to run Batch Image Converter.
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The following changes have been made since the initial release of Batch Image Converter:
Version 1.2.1 (September 2010) - Rewrote About Screen - Fixed minor issue with image type dropdown Version 1.2 (August 2008) - Rewrote image loading / conversion to use cross-platform DevIL library - Various other minor bug fixes to improve Linux support Version 1.1 (June 2007) - Found and fixed issue with file handles not being disposed properly (you couldn't delete files you had just converted... now you can) Version 1.0 (Released 2005, I think)
Batch Image Converter is Beerware.
That means it's FREE to download and use as much as you want.There's no time limits, no spyware, no advertisements, none of that. If you love our program and want to help us out, you can make a donation via the PayPal link to the right.
.Net Framework 2.0
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Mono 1.9, DevIL
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