Change Image Filetype

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A common image editing task is conversion of one file type to another. You can convert a whole directory using Batch Conversion, or change the file type of the current image in the Image Editor, even if you have not performed any other changes on the image.


Call the menuitem File > Save As for instance, to transform a loaded BMP file into the JPEG format. When the dialog for the destination filename appears, you can select the desired file type JPEG and click on the Advanced button, maybe to reduce the quality (and thus the file size) or to enable a smoothing factor. Each file type has it's own dialog containing color, quality and storage options.




A JPEG quality of 96 is an optimal compromise between image quality and file size.
GIFs only allow for a maximum of 256 colors, so be careful when you change your JPEG photos to GIFs.
You can change the color of BMP images to black & white, a common task of professional photographers.


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