changing bmp to jpg does anyone know how to do it?

United States
August 16, 2009 3:10pm CST
I need to change some Photo's from .bmp to .jpg so I can upload them to mylot and a few other website's, does anyone know how to change them? I tried to change the name and then they can't be viewed. I even tried to save them after viewing them through photoshop that way and it won't do it. So can anyone figure out how to do it?
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@wmraul (2554)
• Bucharest, Romania
16 Aug 09
http://irfanview.com after download and install (is best free image editor online), open the picture and save it again before save wherever you want in your pc, choose format from dropdown list of formats, aka .jpg/.jpeg and hit save.
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@wmraul (2554)
• Bucharest, Romania
16 Aug 09
Or you can do this also online, http://www.pictureresize.org/online-images-converter.html
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• United States
16 Aug 09
Thank you. I didn't want to trash all of these photo's that I had, and I couldn't figure out how to use them, and I know my wife wanted to add some on her page this morning and couldn't. So this will help alot. Even if she can do it online. She had some of the kid's photo's this morning and almost deleted them she got so upset with them.
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• United States
17 Aug 09
Get a copy of photo filter with over 100 different filters. Photofilter at snapfiles.com I think, this is one great program.
@owlwings (41899)
• Cambridge, England
16 Aug 09
I believe that Windows Paint (free with Windows) is able to save a picture in JPG format. It can certainly open BMPs. You should find it in All Programs, Accessories. Paint is rather basic as an image editor. You would probably find Irfanview useful. It is free and can be downloaded from Tucows or Dowmload.com or other sites like that or from the home page http://www.irfanview.com/
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@owlwings (41899)
• Cambridge, England
16 Aug 09
I just checked Paint. One the 'Save As ...' options include JPG format, so this would certainly be the quickest way to go.
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• United States
16 Aug 09
Thank you, I just downloaded this, because my mom has alot of .bmp photo's and my wife as well. I also have some that were taken on my old camera. So this will help us out alot. I also bookmarked the online link below so my wife can do some online if she need's to. This way we wont be deleting the photo's.
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@owlwings (41899)
• Cambridge, England
16 Aug 09
Irfanview also has a good 'batch' mode if you need to convert a whole lot of BMPs to JPG. You can also add instructions to 'sharpen' each photo as it's converted. You will save a lot of disk space converting BMPs to JPGs (provided you delete the BMPs afterwards, of course) because JPG is a compressed format. The only thing to bear in mind is that it's a 'lossy' compression. For most people, the difference isn't detectable, so it's an academic point but I always save my JPGs with as close to 100% quality as I can and try to do any editing/filtering in as few stages as possible. The other common format to try is PNG, which is a lossless compression and was designed to be used on web pages. Not all places where you might upload photos will accept that format, though, and they may, in any case, convert the pics to JPG as you upload them!
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16 Aug 09
If you are using photoshop I think you neet to export them and then you can choose the jpg format. I am sure Photoshop has an export preview or export for website function, been a while since I used it but those to names ring a bell as the way to do it. You can also change the quality so that they are not too large in file size so that myLot allows them.
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• United States
16 Aug 09
I was trying it through the photshop but it wasn't saving it as .jpg it would only save it again as.bmp. So I figured I should ask.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
I see that you can now covert to JPG. I would just like to point out that though saving it to jpg saves you precious disk space, the quality of pictures may somehow reduce too. When saving it as JPG, there will always be a slider option to save it in the Lowest or Best quality. Normally the default setting will do just fine, but when you need someday to enlarge your photos the artifact or the pixelation will be more obvious on enlarge prints. This is the trade off of smaller image size. So my advise is do set the quality too on those photos that you really cherish. If you're going to save your photos on a CD, it would be better to save it in two's just in case a disc read error may occur you'll still have another.
• United States
22 Aug 09
Yeah, my wife told me to make sure that I kept the original's just in case. So I am going to keep both set's. One of bmp, and one of jpg. That way if it's needed I can alway's go back and find the original.