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Re: [ProgSoc] Batch image conversion
> I have a bunch (hundreds) of images in .EPS format. I need to get them
> converted to .GIF or .JPG, while being re-scalled to fit a bounding rectangle.
> Does anyone know of an image utility that converts between formats and
> re-scales(sizes) at the same time?
A few people already mentioned the correct answer which is ``convert''.
You can use GIMP but it is a bit cumbersome for such a simple task.
All the other propriety and shareware packages you are better off
without so just forget them.
I just thought that I had better point out that with EPS files, nether
GIMP nor convert actually do the conversion themselves, they run
``ghostscript'' in the background which renders the result into a bitmap
which is then saved. This means that you must have a working ghostscript
before you think about conversions.
You can actually use ghostscript directly if you can understand the
command line parameters (which I can't) but I think that everyone agrees
that convert is better documented and more user friendly than gs.
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