Conversion of Craft Artist project files

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Conversion of Craft Artist project files

Postby BabyAlpaca » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:12 pm

Sorry if this question is naive but I have been using a Serif package called CraftArtistProfessional 2; the file is .craft
This package has now been closed down and I am left with literally hundreds of digikits, which, with the software crashing I'd like to be able to change the digikits into files I can use with another programme. Serif are unhelpful so I wondered whether, if I changed the files to .jpg perhaps that would enable me to start the process, however I have no idea what .craft "really" is.
I have Xnview but am unsure how to proceed.
I'd really appreciate some help, if someone is able to provide guidance,please
Many thanks

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Re: Conversion of files

Postby JollyRoger » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:03 pm

I've never heard of .craft files, but an internet search throws up this site, which may be of some help: https://file.org/extension/craft

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Re: Conversion of files

Postby XnTriq » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:00 am

Samples:

These are basically ZIP archives with a .craft filename extension and an internal sctructure similar to that of Office Open XML (including an embedded JPEG preview thumbnail). Although XnView supports the formats of some of the resources contained in Craft Artist project files (like .wdp = Windows Media Photo), .craft seems to be proprietary :-|

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Re: Conversion of files

Postby m.Th. » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:28 pm

These are basically ZIP archives with a .craft filename extension and an internal sctructure similar to that of Office Open XML (including an embedded JPEG preview thumbnail).


So, XnView can already see these files. The code was added when we did support the MS Office / OpenOffice etc. Just add the .craft format to the list.
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Re: Conversion of files

Postby m.Th. » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:27 am

...to return to the topic at hand:

Take the engine used to open the Office files (IOW handle the craft file as an zip archive and read the zip) and generate the thumb from preview.jpg file inside the zip file.
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