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Tech: Transferring PFG to JPEG

Folk Form # 1 25 Oct 10 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,Grishka 25 Oct 10 - 09:58 AM
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Subject: Tech: Transferring PFG to JPEG
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 09:20 AM

I have a PFG file and want to transfer it to JPEG but don't want to spend money on software. Is there any way of doing it?

I will be grateful.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Transferring PFG to JPEG
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 09:58 AM

What is a PFG file?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Transferring PFG to JPEG
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 10:14 AM

If it's the printable format from Epson PIF, and you are on Windows, try Virtual Image Printer. I don't know if it's good, though.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Transferring PFG to JPEG
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 11:52 AM

Several of the common "image viewers" actually do have the ability to "save as" another format. Open the PFG file in your usual viewer and poke around a bit to see if it will allow a "Save As" or "Export" that will let you change the format.

I don't find a format description with enough information to guess what programs might handle the conversion, but the PFG format apparently belongs to Epson, and there is mention of an Epson "PFG Reader" that you can use to open it. "Reader" programs usually are a free download, so you might check the Epson support site for it if you don't have something else that will open it.

The PFG format is apparently a proprietary thing intended for use with (some) Epson printers; but I don't find any easily accessible info about why you would want to use it. I don't have one on my computer to play with (although I only looked at the top 475GB).

A couple of sites that give vague descriptions refer to the ability to use "frames" within a PFG file. This implies a "multi-layer" image structure, and almost no common graphics programs can save multi-layer images directly as JPG, so you likely will need a program that allows you to "flatten" the image, and possibly to change the color mode from an indexed color to a gray scale or rgb mode in order to get a JPG out of it. Or it may be something really simple if you can find out what's in the file format.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Transferring PFG to JPEG
From: Tootler
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 04:09 PM

I don't know anything about the particular format, but I have found that Irfan View will open a wide variety of obscure formats and save the images in just about any format you want. It's freeware, so will cost you nothing to try.

You can download from http://www.irfanview.com/


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Subject: RE: Tech: Transferring PFG to JPEG
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 10:22 AM

Folk Form # 1, if you start a new thread for every attempt to spell a three-letter extension, you have a good chance to get the right one after 17,565 threads. Of course, you cannot be bothered to waste any time for thanks or apologies.


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