RE: Graphics Convertor

Hello All,

I am looking for a one stop application that can create thumbnails of the most common graphics design files in jpg format.

ai, eps, indd, psd....

This software should also work in batch mode, and be able to connect to network drives. Mac or PC is fine.

Any ideas?

thanks
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SlynkyCommented:
Hi, 91mustang,

Hmmm...

Can't tell if this one offers network folders or not:
http://www.wavelsoftware.com/pic2pic.htm

And a site with a few links to software (free and otherwise) for managing images:
http://www.shortcourses.com/how/imagemanagement/imagemanagement.htm

I'm not real handy in this area as I use Photoshop for most everything.  At home, however, I have been researching for a good Flash photo gallery system (that's free or costs less than $100) and I could post all the links I've stored up but those pieces of software do a bit more than just convert to thumbnails.

Regards
91mustangAuthor Commented:
Do you know of anything that can convert indesign files?

I have all of the others covered. indd is the only format I have not solved
SlynkyCommented:
91mustang,

Here is another possibility:
http://www.irfanview.com/

It appears to be a "non-intrusive" install.

I've heard people speak of Thumbs Plus but it's not free and I wasn't sure if that was a requirement.

Perhaps someone else will come along here and give the perfect answer (smile).

Cheeers!
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SlynkyCommented:
91mustang,
> Do you know of anything that can convert indesign files?

Ouch!  Off hand, I do not.  I use InDesign sparingly and have not had a need to do any conversions.  My first thought is the difficulty of scanning a potentially multi-page file format and making a thumbnail of each page.  The other formats you listed are all single page.  But it is an interesting question...now I'm curious (grin).
SlynkyCommented:
91mustang,

LOL...not any hits worth repeating here.  Only item I found was iView which merely shows a thumbnail of the first page of an InDesign document at 125 x 125.  It costs and it doesn't appear to do any batch processing conversions.  So, I'm at a loss.

Good luck in searching!

Slynky
91mustangAuthor Commented:
most of our docs are single pages, and cost is not an issue, do you have that link?

thanks for all the help!!!
SlynkyCommented:
91mustang,

Well, I don't think this is what you're looking for but just to respond, I got a hit at this site on the tutorial pages.  It appears to be for the iView Catalog.

http://www.iview-multimedia.com/products/index.php

And this is the hit:
http://www.iview-multimedia.com/tutorials/thumbs/indesign.html

But, I think this is merely referring to how the InDesign thumb shows inside the program iView...not to output a thumbnail image for use independent of the program.  (sorry if I got your hopes up).

Slynky

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HeadIdiotCommented:
this does it in batch mode...and it's free...
http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/
lherrouCommented:
91mustang,

You don't appear to have responded since the last comment in your question dated 07/08/2005 {http:#14399780}
If there is any part of your question that you don't feel has been answered and you may still be helped with then please post again, highlighting where any extra help might be given.

Thanks,
LHerrou
Page Editor, Graphics General
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