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convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby norman jr » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:19 pm

I am absolutely new to this. I know how to load file to be converted in the Xnconvert software but I cant figure how to advise the software to convert it to a jpeg.Please help me. Many Thanks.
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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby cday » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:36 pm

norman jr wrote:I know how to load file to be converted in the XnConvert software but I cant figure how to advise the software to convert it to a jpeg.

On the Output tab you can set the filename and format of the new file created, together with the file format settings such as compression to be used...

If you are simply converting input file(s) from one format to another, there is no need to set any actions on the Actions tab.

The operation of XnConvert with its tabbed interface is reasonably self-explanatory if you study each tab in turn, and it is worth taking at least a quick look at all the options to avoid possible surprises! Always work on copies of files if you are not sure... :(

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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby XnTriq » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:00 am

XnTriq (Converting Seattle FilmWorks CD's to JPG) wrote:
  1. Input tab
    1. Add files... (or Add folder...)
      Select the FilmWorks files you'd like to convert.
  2. Actions tab
    1. Clear all
      Since we're only going to change the format of the pictures, we have to make sure that all “actions” (e.g. Resize, Adjust, Sharpen) are discarded.
  3. Output tab
    1. Select a destination Folder for the converted files.
    2. Use the settings in the screenshot for the rest of the options.
      Note: I went for PNG as the output format. It's widely supported by graphics programs as well as web browsers. Unlike JPEG however, it offers lossless compression which means that the quality of your photos won't be degraded during conversion.
    3. Hit the Convert button.

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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby norman jr » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:22 pm

Dear Sirs:
I dont know what I'm doing wrong. I input the 20 files I want to convert. I enter nothing in the actions tab; in output I just enter the folder I want to place the pics in, I enter the formant "png", i dont enter or change anything in settings, click on convert, and it shows 20 errors. I must be doing something wrong but I dont know what. Sorry to bother you but I would like to convert these pics on the isk. Please help. Many Thanks
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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby cday » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:14 pm

norman jr wrote:I dont know what I'm doing wrong. I input the 20 files I want to convert. I enter nothing in the actions tab; in output I just enter the folder I want to place the pics in, I enter the formant "png", i dont enter or change anything in settings, click on convert, and it shows 20 errors. I must be doing something wrong but I dont know what.

I'm assuming that Seattle Filmworks SFW is a supported format for XnConvert, and that no plug-in is required, as implied by XnTriq's post, I think.

Could you please upload a screenshot of your Status tab showing the errors reported?

Do you have an example file you could upload, in a ZIP archive so that it can be attached, 2MiB maximum attachment size?

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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby norman jr » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:15 pm

I copied the errors from my status page after converting. If you need a screen shot I can take a picture with my camera and send it. Many Thanks for your help. I do appreciate it.
Norman

.E:\16358795.HI\58795_03.SFW 1472x984x24 : loaded
E:\16358795.HI\pictures\Image010ne.png : create error

E:\16358795.HI\58795_04.SFW 1472x984x24 : loaded
E:\16358795.HI\pictures\Image020ne.png : create error

E:\16358795.HI\58795_05.SFW 1472x984x24 : loaded
E:\16358795.HI\pictures\Image030ne.png : create error

E:\16358795.HI\58795_06.SFW 1472x984x24 : loaded
E:\16358795.HI\pictures\Image040ne.png : create error

E:\16358795.HI\58795_07.SFW 1472x984x24 : loaded
E:\16358795.HI\pictures\Image050ne.png : create error

E:\16358795.HI\58795_08.SFW 1472x984x24 : loaded
E:\16358795.HI\pictures\Image060ne.png : create error

E:\16358795.HI\58795_09.SFW 1472x984x24 : loaded
E:\16358795.HI\pictures\Image070ne.png : create error


Input files: 7
Extracted pages: 7
New files: 7

Total Duration: 0 second(s)

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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby XnTriq » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:45 am

Which operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux) and which version of XnConvert (About tab) do you use, Norman? I'm asking because there was an issue (“create error”) some time ago that has since been fixed.

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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby norman jr » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:19 am

I'm running Windows 8. XnView version 1.74 windows x64(april 4, 2017)libformat Ver 6.95
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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby XnTriq » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:15 am

norman jr wrote:I'm running Windows 8. XnView version 1.74 windows x64(april 4, 2017)libformat Ver 6.95

Unfortunately I haven't been successful in my attempts to reproduce the problem on Windows 7 with XnConvert v1.74, which is why I have to ask you to provide us with a screenshot of your settings in the Options tab.

norman jr wrote:If you need a screen shot I can take a picture with my camera and send it.

You might find this short video tutorial helpful: Snipping Tool (Windows 8)

Thanks for your patience!

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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby norman jr » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:42 pm

Back again and Many Thanks.
Here is a screen shot of the output tab showing the settings that appear automatically, which I didnt change.
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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby XnTriq » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:15 am

Thanks for the screenshot! Please change the following settings in the Output tab:

  • Folder: E:\16358795.HI\pictures\
  • Filename: {Filename}
  • Compression level: 9

If that doesn't work, we're dealing with a bug and Pierre (the developer of XnView and XnConvert etc.) will have to look into it.

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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby norman jr » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:41 am

Tried again with changes. Same results......errors. I guess this is hopeless. Thanks for your help.
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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby XnTriq » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:04 am

@Norman: Is E your CD/DVD drive?

@Pierre: I haven't been able to reproduce the issue reported by Norman. Could it be another build error?

PS: SFW sample

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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby xnview » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:52 am

norman jr wrote:Tried again with changes. Same results......errors. I guess this is hopeless. Thanks for your help.
Norman

please send me a sfw sample used?
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Re: convert sfw files to jpeg

Postby cday » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:58 am

xnview wrote:please send me a sfw sample used?

You'll need to place the file in a ZIP or RAR archive in order to upload it as an attachment, 2MiB the current maximum attachment size.


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