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KQP conversion to JPG

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:13 pm
by jonezee54
I'm new to this forum.

I've spent all afternoon trying to convert my Konica Picture Show pix from 2001. XnView says it supports KQP format but I can't get it to work.

Any suggestions?

Re: KQP conversion to JPG

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:03 pm
by Clo
:arrow: jonezee54

:) Hello ! Welcome aboard!

Konica Camera File *.kqp is supported at reading only, thus you can't convert such images into any other format… :|

:mrgreen: Kind Regards,

Re: KQP coversion to JPG

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:10 pm
by jonezee54
Thanks for the quick reply, Claude.

I'm disappointed to learn this.

Does this mean all those thousands of images belonging to Konica PC Photoshow are trapped forever?


Re: KQP coversion to JPG

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:33 am
by Drahken
Supposedly "thumbsplus" works with KQP files. It's commercial, but there's probably a trial version you could use long enough to convert your pics to a normal format.

I've never heard of this format before, but it appears to be a slideshow/animated kind of format? Have you tried to extract frames?
Also, if xnview will open the pics at all, you could make new pics from screencaps of the KQP ones. It would be somewhat labor intensive & the results wouldn't be perfect, but it'd be better than nothing.

Re: KQP conversion to JPG

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:00 am
by XnTriq
jonezee54, what happens if you change your settings to this:
  • Tools » Options... » General » Operations » Display all image file types = activated
    Tools » Options... » Browser » File List » Misc » Recognize only by extension = disabled

Re: KQP conversion to JPG

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:00 am
by XnTriq
PC PictureShow was a program developed by Pegasus Imaging (now Accusoft Pegasus) for Konica (later Konica Minolta).
The software was available as a free download, enabling users to view and convert images encoded in the proprietary KQP (Konica Quality Print) file format.
Konica Minolta Camera & Photo Support ([url=]Notification of the Camera, Photographic and Processing Products[/url]) wrote:Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. ceased its Camera Business Operation as of 31 March, 2006, and since 1 April, 2006 Sony Corporation has been providing customer service for Konica's, Minolta's, and Konica Minolta's cameras (excluding Film-in cameras) and camera-related products except for the binoculars.
Sony eSupport ([url=]Notice of Service Closure for Konica Minolta Products[/url]) wrote:Sony has been providing customer service for Konica Minolta cameras and related products since April 1, 2006.
As of January 1, 2011, Sony will no longer provide customer service for Konica Minolta products.
Information about the KQP file format specifications:
Other abandoned proprietary image file formats:

Re: KQP conversion to JPG

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:41 pm
by Drahken
This is why propietary image formats suck. They should be avoided whenever possible, and if you can't avoid them completely (like if you have a cheapass camera that forces you to use it) they should be converted to a normal format at the first possible opportunity (ie, as soon as you offload them to your comp, use their software & convert it to any conventional format). Then make sure to archive the good copies & throw away the propietary crap.