Convert .bmp - .jpg

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Canadave, May 28, 2003.

  1. Canadave

    Canadave Junior Ranger

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    Is there an easy way for a guy like me to convert a bitmap to a jpeg?

    I only have Paint...no graphics software.

    (If you're gonna recommend some program, it's gotta be free.):eek:
     
  2. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Graphic Converter 2003

    http://www.flydragonsoft.com/download.htm

    "Graphic Converter 2003 is a powerful tool to convert, process and view graphics. It can read 40 image formats and write to 21 image formats(batch convert available). Graphic Converter has a screen capturer to help you capture the image on the screen. You also can get the image by scanner. You can export the output image to file, printer, clipboard, wallpaper, or even send it to your friend by Email. It will add a context menu in Windows Explorer. Graphic conversion only need a simple right click-:) "
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    if you want to just use paint:
    open up your image in paint, then click "Save As.."
    In the save dialog, there is a "save as type.." option at the bottom, select jpeg.


    Teddy beat me to it with an app tho :p
     
  4. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    *honk* *honk* ......coming through! :p
     
  5. Canadave

    Canadave Junior Ranger

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    Hey Teddy, it was a SIMPLE question! :D

    I think for a guy like me, SPeedY_B's explanation works best.

    Thanks both!
     
  6. bheagle

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  7. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    @Canadave

    I didnt know you could do it Speedy's way...
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    ner ner :p

    You will probably be better off with a seperate application as for some reason MSPaint/pbrush saves jpegs with quite a high compression rate lowering the quality a fair bit.

    So give one of the apps a try too, can't do any harm ... i think :D
     
  9. Canadave

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    OK, I downloaded Irfanview, and converted a bitmap to jpeg. I converted the same image with MSPaint. To my eye, there was no discernable difference. The size was slightly different;

    MSPaint = 38kb
    Irfanview = 43kb

    I'm not complaining...I had Irfanview on another computer and enjoyed it.
     
  10. bheagle

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    not only that Irfanview is hand if you need to do a bunch of files all at once.... with the built in batch converter it has, for free what the heck....
     
  11. Alex_is_Axel

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    ive always found MSPaint works best and is the easiest way to do this without having to get any new programs.. simple as :)
     
  12. thebear

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    when you try and convert a 40 layer image in paint you will see the difference, with simple images it is null