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can you export aperture file in bmp format?

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rsrskinner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 4, 2012 9:18 AM

I have a game that I would like to combine picture files with, the game only recognizes bmp files. I import the files (as bmp files) into Aperture and edit them and when I export them they always come out as jpeg files. Is there anyway I can export them in the bmp format?

Thanks

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 9:31 AM (in response to rsrskinner)

    Aperture only exports Jpeg, tiff, png, psd.

     

    You will have to create the bmp-files in another program, sorry.

    Sorry.

    Try the free gimp, graphicconverter, pixelmator, Photoshop.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,785 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to rsrskinner)

    No way to export a BMP (surprised to here it even imports them).

     

    You'll need to serch around for a way to convert the JPG to BMP outside of Aperture.

     

    regards

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,785 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to rsrskinner)

    Using Applescript it is possible to do the conversion using Image Events.  This script (modified from a script I found online) will convert the selected image into BMP format saving it as a new file:

     

    set this_file to choose file without invisibles

    set the target_file to (choose file name default name "newimage.bmp")

    -- convert file reference in alias format to path string

    set the target_path to the target_file as Unicode text

    try

              tell application "Image Events"

      -- start the Image Events application

      launch

      -- open the image file

                        set this_image to open this_file

      -- save in new file

      save this_image as BMP in target_path with icon

      -- purge the open image data

      close this_image

              end tell

    on error error_message

      display dialog error_message buttons {"Cancel"} default button 1

    end try

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    A great script, Frank. I considered to suggest to use a shellscript with the "Convert" command, but that would have required to install ImageMagick using ImageEvents is much better.

     

    i just looked again at the dictionary for Image Events; this script should also work for PICT.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,785 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to léonie)

    Have a look at the man page for sips (scriptable image processing system). I had forgotten about it but a recent post in the Technologies list mentioned it. Seems that Image Events is a front end for sips.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Ah yes, I see. Image Events simply maps the sips functionality to Apple Script, nice.

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