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BMP to PNG Converter
Author: Clubsoft Submitted: 12th April, 2004 Favourites:0
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After noticing people are using bitmaps for sprites and screen shots, I decided to just make this quickly.. Basically, it does exactly what it says on the tin: Converts .bmp files into .png files; which are often greatly smaller, a lot nicer to download, and have no loss of quality (these are true-colour PNGs).

This program will take bmp files that are drag and dropped into it, and convert them into png, saving them as the same file name, just with a changed extension. Drop as many files at a time on as you like.

I hope this'll mean less BMPs being used and such

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http://www.cs.vg/bmp2png.exe (37 kb )



Posted by AndyUK 12th April, 2004

nice. although paint does have the option to save to png with jpeg gif tiff and bmps. although i cant say whether everyones paint has the same options since my pc is pretty new.
 
Posted by Echisketch(PS) 12th April, 2004

i think windows 95-98's paint only saves as .bmp types, but 98se has multiple file saving formats, yet gif conversion sucks! This is a really good prog, club, Nice to see your active here.
 
Posted by Crystal Clear (H.E.S) 12th April, 2004

I think ill stick with Paint/MMF, but i hope this helps to cutdown on the .BMP files, theres nothing worse then downloading them on 56k XD. anyway, nice work!
 
Posted by Stephen [NeonairGames] 12th April, 2004

Yes! PNG's rule! I use MSPaint for converting to PNGs, but this would be useful for those who are still using Windows 95 or 98
 
Posted by danjo 13th April, 2004

somebody tried to tell me once that png file were not a good quality to use O_O. png's the smallest/best file size to use while retaining quality.
 
Posted by X_Sheep 13th April, 2004

Clubsoft said that these were TrueColor PNG files. Apparently that flaming idiot didn't use the right program to convert them :P
 
Posted by Dr. James MD 13th April, 2004

yea i was gonna say that pre windows ME machines cant save as PNG, but new Paint does.
 
Posted by Arf :: FPP Games 13th April, 2004

MSPaint on Win98 1st edition can save as Jpeg, but not PNG.
 
Posted by SoftWarewolf 13th April, 2004

does mmf even support png? i know (active)picture object does not.. so i still gotta stick with .gif and .bmp
 
Posted by Kramy 13th April, 2004

My Win98 SE paint only saves .bmp's. I have PSP 5 though, so it's great for me. :P
 
Posted by NovaSoft{Dynecys} 13th April, 2004

This rules! I'm a fan of little cool apps like these!
 
Posted by AndyUK 14th April, 2004

tgf and mmf wont open png files in the picture editor, they open gifs and jpegs though
 
Posted by Dr. James MD 14th April, 2004

little apps rule... used to have a mini lavalamp animation which sat next to the clock on the taskbar.
 
Posted by ChrisB 14th April, 2004

Club, if you wanted to stop people using BMPs in screenshots, you'd do better to make a serverside converter in ASP using a free library :P
 
Posted by Kramy 14th April, 2004

Phizzy: It's true. Want a screenshot?
 
Posted by istvan 15th April, 2004

Ah but can you make a PNG to Bitmap converter? eh?
 
Posted by Crystal Clear (H.E.S) 15th April, 2004

MMF does infact open .PNG files, you goto: -------------------------- File --> Import --> Bitmap --------------------------
 
Posted by Simon Colmer 19th April, 2004

this rocks, well done!
 
Posted by Mr Icekirby 25th April, 2004

i just use photo editor on conversions, it opens any file format from bmp to tif, in alphabetical order
 
Posted by Danny G. 24th May, 2004

thanks so much for making this. i run ME, and it's version of paint's conversion to .gif sucks pretty bad. i joined just to download this.
 
Posted by Davus 1st June, 2004

Thanks, alot. :-D I joined this board just for your program. WinME is much faster for my computer and such, so I use WinME, but PNG was (virtually) my only problem. Thanks again! Though when you said you made it quickly, I think I realized how simple it would be... But ah well, less effort for me is good. <>
 
Posted by Weston L 30th November, 2004

Simple and effective - perfect
 
Posted by Zethell 22nd December, 2005

Damn, This is soo useless.
1. MSPaint can save in PNG.
2. Photoshop (that any developer should have) makes it in PNG!
 
Posted by Nova Soft 31st December, 2005

I think Clubsoft made this and released it here for 2 reasons LetoZeth:

1. To emphasise (and make a point) about just how much of a waste of space .bmp's are.

2. To provide a means for those without the tools to perform such conversions. When this was released I didn't have a copy of paint which could save .png, and I certainly was gonna buy or download something shareware or 10 times the size to perform the simple task.

Extremely small, fast and simple. Perfection.
 

 



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