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How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:06 pm

What the title says...How do I convert pics from gif format to jpg?
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RE: How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:32 pm

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RE: How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:35 pm

Copy it to your desktop (if you are a Windows man), and just rename it xxx.jpg. That works for me.

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RE: How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:21 pm

DON'T!

It's like converting a lawnmower into a gumbo shack.

Gifs and Jpgs are for completely different purposes, and you will do no good by converting it. In addition, your converted image will still only be on a 265 color pallette. Gif= large simple arrangements of shapes and colors, jpg= photos
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RE: How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:39 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 4):
It's like converting a lawnmower into a gumbo shack

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RE: How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:36 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 4):
DON'T!

It's like converting a lawnmower into a gumbo shack.

Gifs and Jpgs are for completely different purposes, and you will do no good by converting it. In addition, your converted image will still only be on a 265 color pallette. Gif= large simple arrangements of shapes and colors, jpg= photos

For the most part he's right, but not entirely. It depends on what you want to do this for.

Changing a GIF file with flat colors, text and simple shapes to a JPEG is not recommended. However, you're not going to destroy an image or anything if you do convert something from a GIF to a JPEG and sometimes doing so can be really useful.

For example, this image that I found on the web was saved as a GIF when it really shouldn't have been:



After I threw it into Photoshop, added some noise, softened it up with the gaussian blur tool and saved it as a JPEG, it looks quite a bit different:



Hope this helps. If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

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RE: How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:25 pm

Adobe Photoshop is expense but is great for any little thing like this and big editing jobs! But if all you want is to convert gif to jpg you really really do not need it!

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RE: How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:48 pm

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 2):
Copy it to your desktop (if you are a Windows man), and just rename it xxx.jpg. That works for me.

In this case you'll have an 8 bit GIF with a JPG suffix, not a JPG kompressed 24 bit graphic.
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RE: How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:22 am

You should also be aware that .jpg files have lose data when opened and saved repeatedly. I wish I'd understood that when I scanned some pictures that I no longer have access to. They have seriously deteriorated over the years. Now when I get a picture I know I want to last I save an archived copy as a .tiff
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RE: How Do I Convert Pics From Gif Format To Jpg?

Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:37 am

does imageshack allow "gif" photos
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