Image editors/converters

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Comp01, Mar 17, 2004.

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    I need a prog to convert .gif images to .bmp, so I can edit them in paint, OR I need to find a new paint-like program to edit some .gif files, does anyone know of any free programs that can do one of these 2 things?
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    IrfanView is an excellent program for image conversions.

    I do pixel level graphic edits solely in MS Paint. But, MS Paint is terrible at rendering anything but 24-bit BMP files, so I work in BMP format and use IrfanView to convert images in and out of BMP format.

    Give it a try. It's a great free program.
     
  3. Comp01

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    Thanks LowWaterMark, I'll try it.
     
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    Another one you could take a look at is Graphics Workshop Pro, which I've used for years. While technically it's free-trial shareware, it's fully functional and they're very liberal about letting you decide for yourself how long is a reasonable evaluation period provided you don't get carried away distributing things you've done with it.

    Its main strengths are format conversion (it'll handle just about any graphics format I ever heard of plus several more), cropping/resizing, and filters of all kinds. It's not inherently designed for pixel work, but you can do that too -- in that case, it creates a temporary BMP copy and calls up Paint (or whatever you use in place of Paint) for editing of that, then saves the result back to whatever format you started with.
     
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