Avoiding outdated image file formats

Many older image formats have been replaced in recent years by improved image formats that provide more universal recognition among image viewers and more compressibility, thus leading to smaller file sizes. Outdated file formats may not even be viewable on most image viewers, and many produce extremely large file sizes, which makes sharing images and other graphics through e-mail, and sometimes even through the World Wide Web, virtually impossible. An image format does not necessarily need to be old to be a problem, however. Even current formats can be sufficiently obscure so as not to be recognized by many image viewers. Image formats used by electronic image capturing devices, for example, may involve a format that requires special software to view or to convert to a more widely available format. Older images and images in less common formats need not be discarded or otherwise considered unusable, however.

The simple solution to this difficulty is conversion from the older, outdated image format to a newer format that makes the image more widely accessible to image viewers and that makes it sufficiently compact for sharing through e-mail or on the Web. For some of the more obscure image formats, however, it may be difficult to find an image conversion package that is able to recognize the particular format.

Image Converter Plus offers a fast way to convert almost any image file format, even those produced by electronic devices, into a more convenient format, such as GIF or JPEG. Whether the images are to be shared through e-mail or on the Web, or whether they are to be converted to a specific format for inclusion in an important document, Image Converter Plus offers a single, easy-to-use resource for fast image format conversion. Since the software package is able to handle almost any image format, there is neither a need to purchase a number of different packages, nor to buy proprietary software from the manufacturer of a digital camera or other electronic device.

With the wide use of digital cameras and other image acquisition equipment, many people wish to save large numbers of images on their computers, as well as share those images with friends and family through the Internet. The use of outdated formats, or formats that produce image files that are large or not universally recognized, is not a reasonable approach. The use of an image conversion software package, however, provides a simple alternative that can free up space on computer hard drives and make images more easily accessible to almost anyone in the world.

Author: Jeffrey Clark