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convert an EMF or WMF to grayscale

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How can I convert a EMF or a WMF picture to grayscale ?
Seems Photoshop does not handles EMF or WMF

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by:Jonvee
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Maybe you can find something here >
"Image Processing":
 http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/gmm/fwimgprocess.html
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by:yarek
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Nothin there... sorry...
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dbrunton earned 63 total points
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Try IfranView

http://www.irfanview.com/

Get the plugin pack as well as the application
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by:callrs
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http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967     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

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by:yarek
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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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by:dbrunton
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Could try xnview

http://perso.orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/enformats.html

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

But this one Metafile will (or should)

http://www.companionsoftware.com/Products/MetafileCompanion/index.html

Costs money though but there's an evaluation version
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Powerpoint if you the Office edition is supposed to according to

http://umgc.olemiss.edu/data/utilities/wmf/wmf.txt

but unsure if it goes to bitmap first
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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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