As much as we might like it to be, the 21st century definitely is not the century for file format standards. We’re getting there, but conversion utilities are still a fact of life (images, audio, video and more).
What does it take to convert an image or photo from one file format to another? Arguably, there are three basic methods. If you have a graphics or photo app on your Mac, images and photos can usually be saved in a few of the more popular file formats.
Or, you can add GraphicConverter which converts files and photos to nearly every format known to 21st century humankind. It’s a Swiss Army Knife-like utility that nearly every graphics pro will have, but it still has a hefty price tag.
If your budget cannot be stretched more than a few dollars, there’s Snap Converter, a Mac app which converts images and photos in a snap. One at a time or batches of dozens or hundreds, drag and drop.
Drag and drop a folder of images or photos onto Snap Converter. Adjust the settings to resize, preserve EXIF and metadata, add text and image watermarks, optimize, and much more. Click and you’re done.
Snap Converter can open these file formats.
- TARGA (.tga)
- Windows Icon (.ico)
- Windows Cursor (.cur)
- Portable Document Format (.pdf) *
- Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) *
- Photoshop Document (.psd)
- Adobe RAW (.dng)
- Canon RAW (.crw)
- Canon RAW 2 (.cr2)
- Nikon RAW (.nef)
- Minolta RAW (.mrw)
- Sony RAW (.arw)
- Olympus RAW (.orf)
- OpenEXR (.exr)
And, it converts those files to the more standard formats.
- JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg, .jpg)
- PNG (.png)
- BMP (.bmp)
- GIF (.gif)
- TIFF (.tif, .tiff)
- JPEG 2000 (.jp2, .jpx, .j2k)
- Mac OS X Icon (.icns
The claim to fame with Snap Converter is ease-of-use and speed. The price tag is nominal at a few dollars, but it’s a Mac App Store delivery, with no trial-before-you-buy option.