Converting Seattle FilmWorks CD's to JPG

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Converting Seattle FilmWorks CD's to JPG

Post by Barbara P » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:43 pm

I have a number of CD's from Seattle FilmWorks ( later known as PhotoWorks) with the extension SFW. They were made for Windows and I now have a MAC; so I can't open them. I downloaded the MAC version of XnView. The photos opened up as thumbnails in XnView, but I couldn't do anything else with them. They would not convert and when I hit the exportConvert button and tried to save them as JPG, I got a string of numbers for each file with"create error" next to each one. I am stymied. What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Converting Seattle FilmWorks CD's to JPG

Post by xnview » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:45 am

please enable settings>General>Display all file formats
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Re: Converting Seattle FilmWorks CD's to JPG

Post by XnTriq » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:00 pm

Welcome to the forum, Barbara P.
Please refer to “Converting Seattle FilmWorks CD's to JPG” for more information.

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Re: Converting Seattle FilmWorks CD's to JPG

Post by XnTriq » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:45 pm

  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: Converting Seattle FilmWorks CD's to JPG

Post by Barbara P » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:43 pm

XnTriq:

Thank you so much for the tutorial. Your effort is much appreciated. I'll let you know how I make out.

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Re: Converting Seattle FilmWorks CD's to JPG

Post by XnTriq » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:00 pm

Barbara P wrote:I'll let you know how I make out.
Yes, please report back, Barbara P!
I've since found your topics on Computing.Net:
The first dates back to 2011, so it's about time for a solution.

BTW: Shout-outs to jonesrh who sure is the interweb's numero uno authority on PhotoWorks/FilmWorks! Thanks for the much needed laugh (-:

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