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Converting PNG to IFF

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Hi

In the effort to make some better intelligible icons for Directory Opus 5, I'm encountering this damn issue: no modern graphic program is able to save images in the classic Amiga IFF ILBM, which seems the only one Magellan understands.

I've noticed Multiview's "Save IFF" option is grayed out.

So the question is: do we have on AROS i386 any - even command line - utility to convert PNG images into IFF?

Isn't any free program available at least for Windows, to do this?

Thank you.

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Re: Converting PNG to IFF

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paolone wrote:
Isn't any free program available at least for Windows, to do this?

pictview commandline converter.

xnconvert should be able to, but latest version doesn't (at least for me, the darn thing is unable to find the number of logical processors and bails out).

And very strange... ImageMagick converter doesn't seem to support iff.

Seems that iff is a dying breed :-S

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Re: Converting PNG to IFF

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XnView should support loading and saving in IFF format.
http://www.xnview.com/en/xnview/#formats

However AROS should support support this natively, I will look to implement support in ZuneView.

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Hollywood can put out a 24 bit ILBM, and I could quickly change a little tool of mine to do this (I made it to convert all the pictures in a drawer to jpeg, but changing one line would make this ILBM). Would this be of any use?

Cheers,
Nigel.

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paolone wrote:

So the question is: do we have on AROS i386 any - even command line - utility to convert PNG images into IFF?


And the answer is... we have it!
netpbm is a command line tool able to convert an image from about any file format towards about any other file format.
You'll need to dig a bit in its documentation but it shouldn't be that difficult. The idea is to convert the PNG into Netpbm image format, and then convert this Netpbm image towards ILBM (ie IFF). You might need to use pamtopnm inbetween but I don't think so.

I agree nevertheless that AROS should support it natively, but IMHO that would mean adding the functionality to the datatypes system (if it still lacks it, as it is meant to handle it anyway) and then let Multiview really ask to the datatypes to do the work.

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one word: grafx2! reduce colors and save as lbm.

im still preparing some aros iff theme and icon set, but since there are bit too many possibble approaches to satisfy all prerogatives im still a bit in the forests with it. technically it is working though. should actual icons be needed i think ive been using iconian from aminet.

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Paolo potresti usare in emulazione uno dei tanti programmi Amiga, QUI li ho recensiti quasi tutti. Su Windows c'era Aura (il vecchio TVPaint Amiga).

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Paolo you could use one of the many Amiga emulation programs, HERE I reviewed almost all of them. On Windows wax "Aura" (the old TVPaint Amiga).

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If IFF and ILBM are the same (I don't remember), maybe

Extras:Mediaeditors/Convierteme

should do the job. "lbm" is one of the supported save file format.

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iLBM is a subtype of IFF (technically its IFF-ILBM)

Datatypes can save iFF-ILBM's from any format they can load.

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paolone wrote:

no modern graphic program is able to save images in the classic Amiga IFF ILBM, which seems the only one Magellan understands.


Someone should extend Magellan's Image/Icon subsystem to PNG support.

IIF ILBM made sense on computers with palette oriented planar graphic.

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