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Newbie; NConvert; Am I on the right track so far?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 8:13 am
by ChrisGreaves
New member. Correct Forum? I am comfortable with my old friend PHP software(grin!)

I have download both NConvert and XNView and am happy with command-line processing since the 80s.
I think I should be using NConvert because I want to issue a call (to convert images) from an MSWord2003 VBA application to convert images files in a single folder to BMP format within that (or a different) folder.

(1) I have issued a call to NConvert to convert all files in a folder to bmp format; this ran successfully, except that WebP images were not converted:-

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nconvert.exe -out bmp T:\Greaves\Products\USER\Wallp\Source\*.*
(2) I spent about ten minutes searching these forums and have come to the conclusion that I need a single plugin “webp.dylib” installed in a subfolder of ..\NConvert\

(3) XNView performs batch conversions, but only through the GUI interface, so I really do need NConvert’s command-line methods.

Please and thank you: Am I on the right track so far, or am I about to disappear into outer space?
Cheers
Chris

Re: Newbie; NConvert; Am I on the right track so far?

Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 2:21 pm
by xnview
ChrisGreaves wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 8:13 am (1) I have issued a call to NConvert to convert all files in a folder to bmp format; this ran successfully, except that WebP images were not converted:-

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nconvert.exe -out bmp T:\Greaves\Products\USER\Wallp\Source\*.*
Do you have the webp plugin?
(2) I spent about ten minutes searching these forums and have come to the conclusion that I need a single plugin “webp.dylib” installed in a subfolder of ..\NConvert\
in Plugin subfolder