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very urgent: *.jpg to *.pct convertor required

October 30, 2006 | 12:01 pm

Hello

Today I need to display a small image on a patch. [fpic] looks perfect, except
that it only read PICT files. I only have a JPEG version of the image, I don’t
have Photoshop, so please tell me about a freeware (or working demo) convertor
for getting a PICT version of my JPEG file. I tried the online convertor
http://www.media-convert.com but it results in a 100% black image.

Thanks a lot
-j


October 30, 2006 | 12:14 pm

GraphicConverter
http://www.lemkesoft.com/en/graphcon.htm
cheers
Roger

— julien breval wrote:

> Hello
>
> Today I need to display a small image on a patch.
> [fpic] looks perfect, except
> that it only read PICT files. I only have a JPEG
> version of the image, I don’t
> have Photoshop, so please tell me about a freeware
> (or working demo) convertor
> for getting a PICT version of my JPEG file. I tried
> the online convertor
> http://www.media-convert.com but it results in a 100% black
> image.
>
> Thanks a lot
> -j
>



jln
October 30, 2006 | 12:16 pm


October 30, 2006 | 12:40 pm


October 30, 2006 | 1:00 pm

jln :

> The OS you’re working on would help I think.

Windows "unfortunately" …

> Anyway, you can still
> use Gimp. Maybe Graphic converter if you’re on Mac

I forgot, there was a Windows version of Gimp. I had it on my Linux desktop
Thanks for the idea


October 30, 2006 | 1:07 pm

Have you tried Copy & Paste Picture?

In a lot of ways it’s much easier than fpic.

On 30-Oct-2006, at 13:25, julien breval wrote:

> Hello
>
> Today I need to display a small image on a patch. [fpic] looks
> perfect, except
> that it only read PICT files. I only have a JPEG version of the
> image, I don’t
> have Photoshop, so please tell me about a freeware (or working
> demo) convertor
> for getting a PICT version of my JPEG file. I tried the online
> convertor
> http://www.media-convert.com but it results in a 100% black image.
>
> Thanks a lot
> -j
>

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jln
October 30, 2006 | 1:30 pm


October 30, 2006 | 2:23 pm


October 30, 2006 | 7:39 pm

I’ve been searching everywhere for exactly the same on Windows OS…and so far i’ve found nothing, so if you found one please do post it!

Failing that i’m going to have to resort to buying Photoshop Elements. It’s probably a bit late now but you could also have gone for a demo of Photoshop, it’d have sorted you out for today (and the next 30 days too).

Either way, i hope you managed to sort it out :-)


October 30, 2006 | 10:15 pm

Actually, if you install Quicktime (separately from Max) you can use bmp, jpg
and png files in Max

Else you still have Gimp (freeware)

Selon john inder :

>
> I’ve been searching everywhere for exactly the same on Windows OS…and so
> far i’ve found nothing, so if you found one please do post it!
>
> Failing that i’m going to have to resort to buying Photoshop Elements. It’s
> probably a bit late now but you could also have gone for a demo of Photoshop,
> it’d have sorted you out for today (and the next 30 days too).
>
> Either way, i hope you managed to sort it out :-)
> –
> Imagination is more important than knowledge – A. Einstein
>


October 31, 2006 | 9:23 pm

I downloaded GIMP last night and there’s no way of saving or converting to a .pict in the Windows version unfortunately. It does look like a pretty good alternative to Photoshop though!

I posted in the Yahoo! Users Group for GIMP, just to make sure i wasn’t being dumb and missing something obvious, but alas it doesn’t do it. On a much brighter note though, someone directed me to an application that will do it, which was a bit of an halelujah moment after all the searching i’ve done for one!!!

It’s called Image Magick and you can download it from here (for free):

http://imagemagick.oss-mirror.org/download/

It’s a bit of an "average" user’s nightmare, being a code based environment, but it looks like a Max users wet dream, a bit like Photoshop in a Csound sort of way. The best bit is, i’ve done it and it actually works.

Hope that helps any Windows based, non Photoshop owning Maxers out there.
John


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