XnConvert NConvert Not the Same Thing ???

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BuckSkin
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XnConvert NConvert Not the Same Thing ???

Postby BuckSkin » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:21 am

The answer may have been staring me in the face, but I did not see it.

At first glance, I thought XnConvert and NConvert were one and the same; but, I am beginning to think that they are two different programs.

Please explain or point me toward the explanation.

Many thanks.

cday
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Re: XnConvert NConvert Not the Same Thing ???

Postby cday » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:27 am

BuckSkin wrote:At first glance, I thought XnConvert and NConvert were one and the same; but, I am beginning to think that they are two different programs.

NConvert is a command line program that Pierre developed first, the 'X' in the names of his later software indicates that they have a visual or 'windowed' interface, I think.

XnConvert is a stand-alone batch conversion program, a very attractive one, and actually now (almost) identical to the batch conversion module in XNView MP.

When I started using XnView 'Classic' I was also slow to discover and understand the other software, and although all the information is now on the home page or accessible from it, I think the different versions and naming can still be slightly confusing.

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Re: XnConvert NConvert Not the Same Thing ???

Postby BuckSkin » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:33 am

Thanks.

So, does XnConvert and NConvert do the same things, just with a different approach; or do they accomplish different things ?

Sorry for so many questions.

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Re: XnConvert NConvert Not the Same Thing ???

Postby cday » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:47 am

BuckSkin wrote:So, does XnConvert and NConvert do the same things, just with a different approach; or do they accomplish different things ?

NConvert can be used to perform many of the functions available in XnView, not just batch conversions, but as a command line program it is only likely to be of interest to people used to working at the command prompt, as the learning curve can be steep.

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Re: XnConvert NConvert Not the Same Thing ???

Postby BuckSkin » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:22 pm

Thanks.

Just looking at the NConvert screenshot gives the impression of a steep learning curve.

I had best stick with the easier stuff for now.


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