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simple image conversion on files

Jun 25, 2011, 17:48
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simple image conversion on files
Hello guys,
I am really frustrated. I have been trying to find a script that will do this for me but can't. I basically have thousands of .png files and I want to convert them to .bmp . It's as simple as that. The steps I take to do this in gimp are:
1) Open the .png file.
2) Goto file save-as.
3) Change the extension from .png to .bmp and save. (leaving the "advanced settings" to default.. that is save as 32bit "ARGB")

An example image is here: http://www.amanithvg.com/testsuite/amani...n_swap.png

I want to do repeatedly for all the image files. Can someone please help me. It's so simple but I don't really know much scripting.

Thanks!
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Jun 26, 2011, 22:06
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RE: simple image conversion on files
(Jun 25, 2011 17:57)ofnuts Wrote:  Why are you using Gimp for that. Use some command line utility like ImageMagick. Can be as simple as:

convert some.png some.bmp

http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php

Hi, thanks for help. I downloaded and the did the conversion like you said but the file size is not exactly the same as from gimp. I want to preserve the alpha channel and the output should be "ARGB" and not even "RGBA". I need this to do some more manipulation later. please tell me if you know how to do that.
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