Converting gif's to jpg's

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  1. OceansTech macrumors newbie

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    Is there a program that can do batch conversions of gif's to jpg's? I've got about 1000 gif's I need to convert and have no intention of opening each one and saving it as a jpg.

    OceansTech
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

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    If you have Photoshop, it can do it by running a simple Action. Here is a link on how to create an Action in PS. Always do a test run first to make sure you set the action up correctly before doing what you need done. I use actions all the time in PS for batch processing. I am sure you will get others.

    There is also Pixillion Image Converter that can do the job and is free.
     
  3. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't have photoshop, it's probably possible to do this with an Automator workflow directing Preview.
     
  4. Yvan256, Nov 28, 2014
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    You should not convert GIFs into a JPEGs. :eek:

    GIF is a lossless, palette-based image format and JPEG is a lossy, 16.7M colours image format.

    Graphics file formats.

    What this means is that if you convert a GIF into a JPEG, you will lose image quality because you'll be going from lossless to lossy, and your 256-colours images won't magically gain 16.7M colours either. And if you try to maintain the quality by using "100%" for the JPEG quality parameter you will only end up with a file that's even bigger than the GIF. You will probably hit the same file size as the GIF even with a much lower JPEG quality setting, too.

    It would help if you could tell us why you need to convert your images.
     

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