“Can I…?” questions about Image Converter Plus

Q: Can I convert my 1282 files into one file?
A: Surely, you can do it. The program does not limit the number of converted files.
To convert to multipage TIFF you should:

  • Click on “+” to the left of Save images in TIFF format;
  • Change “save as one multipage file” option to “yes”;
  • Change “with name” box value to “sample”.

Be careful when creating a multipage TIFF file. Its size may be very large and you won’t be able to view it with common image viewers.
This limitation can be bypassed in these two ways:

  • use correct compression, e.g. JPEG compression for TIFF format with photo files;
  • convert your image into a monochrome image. This may be done with great CCITT Fax4 compression and single stripe option. This may reduce the size of your drafts by dozens of times.
Q: I'd like to view files before conversion. How do I do it?
A: To view the list of files, go to Photos tab and view files which will be converted when you press Start button.
You can also view conversion result for a selected file. Use Preview and Generate buttons for this purpose.Illustration
Q: Does Image Converter Plus support LZW compression?
A: Image Converter Plus has always supported LZW compression for its customers. To ensure this, the company made annual payments to Unisys company who held patent for this compression type.

Today Unisys doesn’t hold this patent and there’s no licence or special permission needed for LZW algorithm. The question about LZW compression support is out-of-date.

Image Converter Plus supports LZW algorithms for corresponding file formats.

Q: Can Image Converter Plus work with Apple Macintosh files?
A: Image Converter Plus supports virtually all image file formats, including those used in Apple Macintosh.
Q: How many files can I convert?
A: Image Converter Plus is designed to convert files. There are no artificial limits to number or type of processed files.

The program can convert as many files as your hard disk drive can contain. Our customers have informed us of successful conversion of lots and lots of files.

An Italian company reported 10 000 successfully converted files. The time of continuous conversion was more than 40 hours.

Good news, isn’t it :)

Q: I want converted files to be dated the same as source files.
A: Image Converter Plus cannot save files with the date of source files or set an arbitary date when converting files.
Q: I'd like to view files before conversion. How do I do it?
A: Image Converter Plus is a program designed for image conversion and batch-processing.

Splitting images into parts is beyond application area of the program. Hence, Image Converter Plus cannot split images into several parts.

Still, Image Converter Plus can save a part of your image into a separate graphics file. Crop the image with various crop settings several times and you will crop different parts from your image.

Q: Can Image Converter Plus work with mpeg format or with any other video format?
A: Image Converter Plus doesn’t work with video formats. Our software works with graphics files only. We do not plan to add such functionality to Image Converter Plus.
Q: I visited websites of other image converters and want to compare Image Converter Plus with other programs basing on number of formats it supports.
A: You do understand that many companies pay much attention to figures. Many software authors believe that the larger is the figure at their website, the better is their product.

You do understand that these figures may sometimes be incorrect. If we calculate our formats the way they do, we’ll result in 200 + supported file formats.

Cheating customers is never our goal. Our goal is quality support of file formats we announce. There’s a list of supported formats at our website. If you believe that we should support some other formats, contact our support service and this format will probably be included into our list. Make sure to attach a file in this format to your message.

Q: Which units do I use to set image size?
A: By default, all images are converted with initially specified image size.
If you want to change image size or resolution, you should add “Resize” operation. Set image size in pixels or percent in standard settings of this operation.
If you do not want to use pixels, you can expand the operation and set needed units (inches or centimeters) and enter the needed size.
Note that when inches or centimeters are used to set image size, the specified image resolution is kept. In any case, you will see resulting image size in Pixel Dimension field.
Q: What is batch image conversion?
A: Image Converter Plus is a professional image converter. Image Converter Plus can be used in the same way to convert one single file as well as hundreds of files and folders.
When you choose a group of files or a folder with photos, all images are added to the conversion list. Conversion of any quantity of pictures with one action is called batch conversion of photos (images).
Batch conversion is a most useful feature of the program. The chosen profile will be applied to every photo from the list until all images are processed.
Q: Are there any special system requirements needed for successfull conversion?
A: Minimum system requirements are imposed by complexity of the program and modern techniques of digital photography. Huge images as well as their procession techniques make us use modern computers.

The program will operate with Pentium 100 processors. However, minimum requirements are Pentium III with 128Mb RAM.

Q: Can I use Image Converter Plus to convert a text file to an image
A: One of our customers asked this very interesting question. There are 2 answers to this question.

Answer 1: There are programs which can display text as chaotic color dots and dashes. While it may be fun to view these files, they have zero value for most users. Image Converter Plus cannot convert your text to such images.

Answer 2: A user may wish to have a “hard copy” of his text document. This is common practice in companies who store their documents. Saved in such a way, documents won’t be lost or damaged. Saving documents as TIFF files is a guarantee that the company won’t suffer from advancements in software industry. Sometimes, files created 5 years ago and saved in one of proprietary formats cannot be viewed due to the lack of software or are displayed incorrectly.

There’s another product which helps you in this situation, and that is Universal Document Converter.

This may be a professional solution of your problem.

Q: I have overwritten default settings by mistake. How do I recover them without losing my current settings?
A: Default settings of the program shouldn’t be changed by users.

When you modify the default profile, a new “untitled” profile is created.

If you somehow managed to overwrite default profiles, reinstall the program. This should fix the problem.

Q: How does the program recognize graphics files (images or photos)?
A: Usually graphics files have unique attributes at the beginning of the file. It’s enough to read several bits of the file to tell for sure that this file is a JPEG file.

Also, there are graphics file formats without any unique attributes, for example RAW format. In this case one can recognize this file by extension only.

Image Converter Plus recognizes graphics files in both ways.

Q: I want my settings to be loaded by default when program starts. How do I do it?
A: The program is specially designed to make conversion process as simple as possible. Almost all program settings are remembered for the next launch of the program.

So, the answer is: specify any settings and they will become default settings for your next conversion session.

Q: Can I convert files within my Local Area Network (LAN)?
A: You can convert any files from any place in your local area network if you can see them in Windows Explorer.

It’s the only limitation for converting files in local area network.

Q: How do I convert a multipage TIFF file into a multipage JPEG file?
A: As you know, JPEG format does not support multipage property. Thus, you cannot convert a multipage TIFF file into one JPEG file.

Still, you can convert every page of a TIFF file into a separate JPEG file.

If you want to convert files only to use a better JPEG compression, convert your multipage TIFF file into another multipage TIFF file with JPEG compression. It’s optimal for multipage files containing photo images.

Q: How to get a needed image size?
A: To get a fixed image size, do the following:
– Launch Image Converter Plus
– Add Resize operation;
– In “Change image size … x …..” boxes, specify the needed image width and height;
– Set “units” option to pixels;
– Adjust other parameters.
If you want your images to always be of the same size, set “keeping proportions” option to Yes. In this case the image will become wider or more narrow until it meets the conditions.

Don’t see the answer on your question? Contact us to get help from one of our specialists.