Here’s the deal. You have a photo in one file format and you want to convert it to another file format. Why? Just because. Work with me on this. Alright, so, how do you convert a photo or graphic image from one format to another?
As it turns out, on a Mac there are many, many ways to do exactly that, some as expensive as the lifetime rental fee to use Photoshop, or simply use OS X’s built-in Preview app which exports graphics in various and sundry file formats. One free. One not. Both work but with varying levels of quality (Adobe’s file export compression capability is about the best).
Or, if you have 99 photos or images that you want to convert from, say, .jpg to .png, and all you have is 99-cents, then you could try Picture Converter which does what Preview does but a bit easier and with more details.
Picture Converter is simple to operate. Drag and drop a photo onto the app. That brings up the Source Image with file details, including size, dimensions, and image type. Select the file format to convert by clicking on the appropriate radio button.
That displays a Preview Image with new file type, image dimensions, and file size. To save the converted image guess what you have to do? Nope. There’s no convert button. That sounds strange, but it’s true. And maybe too obvious. Instead, Picture Converter goes all retro on Mac users and gives us a floppy disk icon as the Save button. A floppy disk? Has there been a Mac in the 21st century with a floppy disk?
Picture Converter can be handy, but would best justify a price tag if it had a compression slider bar to adjust quality, and a Save button instead of a floppy disk icon. It converts standard Mac graphic files including .tiff, .png, .bmp, .gif, jpg, and JPG2000. If all you ever need to convert is 99 images or photos, then the cost of conversion is a mere 1-cent each.