I’ve been getting a lot of complaints lately <sarcasm>always from nice people who don’t insult me or anything</sarcasm> that 36-image converter is hard to work with and that they can’t find any info on how to convert an image or even open one. So I created a tutorial on how to open images in 36-image converter and convert them. In the tutorial we’re going to convert a DNG raw camera image to PNG in 2 minutes.
A few remarks :
-The version used in the video is a development version of 36-image converter 4.7 Beta which hasn’t been released yet. So you won’t be able to filter filetypes in the open-dialog.
-In versions older than the newest alpha version of 36-image converter 4.7 you won’t be able to open and convert DNG or other raw filetypes. You can download 36-image converter 4.7 here> -My voice is no opera baritone so I still suggest reading the help file instead of listen to me for 2 whole minutes
I hope everything is clear now and that I don’t have to hear another. “It can’t convert images, this is stupid!” in my whole life.
We have finally finished the AlphaConvert and BetaConvert Module of 36-image converter which provide 36IC 4.4 with the ability to convert to : jpeg, jpeg2000, tif, tiff (for mac), pcx, gif, ico, cur, raw-pii, pii, emf, wmf, png and jng. We are going to tune the default converter-engine to enable it to additionally convert to bmp, dib, tga, raw, pbm, ppm and pgm. This makes a total of 21 output filetypes +2 variants of Jpeg : jpeg (native) and jpeg (advanced). The difference between these is that jpeg advanced programatically supports higher compression and better color preservation.
Now the development of the main executable and the design part of project Ninja will begin. Tomorrow we are going to adjust the old batcher and add them to the main executable and starting Wednesday we are going to start designing the full interface later to also add it to the main executable. This will probably be our biggest obstacle as the interface will be a huge change and will make most of the weight of 36-image converter executable.
The new core will be based on the old one (CN:Lapiz) but will be new in some aspects so the new core is codenamed : “Azul”. Azul will be more reliable and will have better support for big images.
The development of “Ninja” is going very well. We already managed to get 17 real output filetypes for conversion. To give you an idea, the current version can only convert to bmp, pii, targa, pbm and raw, and also jpg, tif and bmp if all goes well. With all our current development resources combined, 36-image converter 4.4 will be able to 100% successfully convert to : bmp, dib, jpg, jpeg2000, tga, raw, tif, pcx, ico, cur (yeah that’s right, real windows cursors!), pbm, raw-pii, gif, emf, wmf, pgm and ppm. There will certainly be a way to convert to png as well, but we our still researching that along with mng, rle, iff, cal, ras, pic, psd, psp and our own encrypted filetype PHIX. This means that if we succeed, 36-image converter will be able to convert to 27 filetypes. To give you an idea that’s 10 more than photoshop. The amount of input filetypes will remain basically the same, except that Ninja will support the native raw-pii and phix as well.
We have also made a few icons, we only have to choose the best one. We aren’t going to put a real date on the release but you might expect 36-image converter 4.4 still this month.