convert an EMF or WMF to grayscale

Posted on 2006-06-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
How can I convert a EMF or a WMF picture to grayscale ?
Seems Photoshop does not handles EMF or WMF

Question by:yarek
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ID: 16972577
Maybe you can find something here >
"Image Processing":

Author Comment

ID: 16972742
Nothin there... sorry...
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dbrunton earned 63 total points
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Try IfranView

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ID: 16975014     Tucows Downloads - Irfan View 3.98 Freeware Software
Once you install & run it, open your EMF file with it & do this from the Menu:

- Image -> Convert to Grayscale
- File -> Save As, and give the file a new name


Author Comment

ID: 16977662
doing this, seems you lose the vectors and you save it as a BITMAP !
Is there a way of converiting vectors to GRAEYSCALE vectors ?
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Expert Comment

ID: 16977696
Could try xnview

Don't know if that will retain the vector format.

But this one Metafile will (or should)

Costs money though but there's an evaluation version
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Expert Comment

ID: 16977715
Powerpoint if you the Office edition is supposed to according to

but unsure if it goes to bitmap first
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callrs earned 62 total points
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>>doing this, seems you lose the vectors and you save it as a BITMAP !
Irfanview can save to many different formats, including EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafile)
Bitmap is the default, but click the down arrow beside the "Save as type" box to bring up a drop-box of a list of formats.

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