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How can I convert .pi2 files to something windows can view?

Postby mshafe01 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:34 am

I have a whole batch of photos of my kids that I got from a friend who saved them as .pi2 format. I have tried using XNView to covert it only to have it error out and say “format of the file cannot be determined”. Do you have any suggestions? I want to get these into .jpg or something else windows can view and modify. He does remember if he encrypted these or not. He said it was some program named degas but his system crashed and he can't recover the originals. Help!!!!!!1 Thanks
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Postby Drahken » Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:45 pm

http://www.liutilities.com/products/win ... files/PI2/
"Description:
PI2 is the file extension for the Medium resolution picture file associated with Degas Elite. "
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.pi2 file still unreadable....

Postby mshafe01 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:37 am

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I have 95 high res photos of my kids in .pi2 format that I cannot get to open nor to convert to .jpg or anything else usable by windows. I know it's from degas. The Winbackup didn't assist at all. XNView appears to be the only program available that claims to be able to open these files but I keep getting the error listed in my first post. Help! My wife wants to print / view these photos.
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.pi2

Postby guest » Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:30 am

try konvertor (www.konvertor.net) it opens 1000+ formats, including .pi2
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Postby Drahken » Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:48 pm

What operating system were they originally created on?

There's a plugin for the gimp that claims to handle degas files: http://registry.gimp.org/list?category=7 The gimp itself (has both windows and linux version): http://www.gimp.org/

If you know someone with a mac, there's a macintosh prog called GraphicConverter that's supposed to be able to handle them.

You could also try ImageMagick: http://studio.imagemagick.org/MagickStu ... Studio.cgi
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Re: .pi2 file still unreadable....

Postby xnview » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:17 pm

mshafe01 wrote::(
I have 95 high res photos of my kids in .pi2 format that I cannot get to open nor to convert to .jpg or anything else usable by windows. I know it's from degas. The Winbackup didn't assist at all. XNView appears to be the only program available that claims to be able to open these files but I keep getting the error listed in my first post. Help! My wife wants to print / view these photos.

Could you send me some samples?
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Not Degas

Postby Volkir » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:28 am

Drahken wrote:http://www.liutilities.com/products/winbackup/filextlibrary/files/PI2/
"Description:
PI2 is the file extension for the Medium resolution picture file associated with Degas Elite. "


I seriously doubt it's degas pi2 format on your photos. As an former Atari geek I can tell you that the degas formats are far from being high res.

Atari during the Degas Elite era had 3 resolutions:
Low res: 320x200 with 16 colors (PI1)
Medium res: 640x200 with 4 colors (PI2)
High res: 640x400 mono (only black and white) (PI3)

The Degas PIx format had no compression.
That means we can look at the size of the picture (in bytes). All pictures should have the same size.
I can't remember the exact size of PI2. But with a rough calculation I get it's close to 32008 bytes.

640*200*2/8 = 32000 bytes. Plus 4 or 8 bytes depending on if the palette is 8bit or 16bit.


If your pics would be degas PI2 you should have no problems reading it with XnView and then saving them to another format.



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Did you ever get the .pi2 file conversion to work?

Postby DC » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:23 am

Just wondering if anyone ever figured out how to get those .pi2 files converted to hi-res .jpg? Thanks...
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Re: Did you ever get the .pi2 file conversion to work?

Postby xnview » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:07 am

DC wrote:Just wondering if anyone ever figured out how to get those .pi2 files converted to hi-res .jpg? Thanks...

Many .pi2 comes from Portrait Innovations! and are crypted, i don't know how to read them.
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pi2 files

Postby cmaudano » Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:06 pm

I too have pictures from Portrait Innovations to convert to a high resolution jpg format. I have a copyright release from them to get an enlargment since they do not offer that service in their shop.

I'm waiting for a response from them, but in the meantime I would like to see if I could convert the .pi2 file myself.

For those with a cd from Portrait Innovations, there should be another folder with lower resolution .jpg files so if you just want to view the pictures you should be able to do that without having software to open .pi2 files.

I downloaded the XnView, but still cannot open pi2 files. When I downloaded the Konvertor I receive an error saying that it's not free and then it closes down on me. Help!
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.pi2 files

Postby Joanna » Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:04 pm

I too have some pictures in the .pi2 format and can not convert to jpeg. Has anyone had any luck?
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pi2 files

Postby John A » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:09 am

Joanna:

Are you able to open the PI2 files?
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Re: pi2 files

Postby xnview » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:49 am

John A wrote:Are you able to open the PI2 files?

It's a closed crypted format, i don't know how to open it
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Encrypted PI2 files

Postby PI Girl » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:06 pm

The pi2 files from Portrait Innovations are not degas or anything else that's out there. The files have been encrypted with proprietary software from the company...there really is no other software that could unencrypt it.
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PI2 files

Postby Nanawith4 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:17 pm

These files are on a CD from portrait innovations and if you can resize the small jpegs (if you have them) then that might help in printing some.
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