5475 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2007 8:01 AM by Bic Ford
I've never hear of the .mix format. Give GraphicConverter a try. It can handle a multitude of format and .mix may be one of them. If so then you should be able to batch change them to jpg and import into iPhoto.
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.
I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
Microsoft is the author
" Picture It " is the software that creates .mix files
Used to come preloaded on MS machines before XP
It fullfilled the MS buisness plan resulting in Users having to buy the latest machine so they could open and share .mix images. " Picture It " was a great little photo fix and manipulating program. Never been anything as efficient with so many easy to use bells and wistles. You could click and balloon or mishape anywhere in an image. Stretch or elongate. You could type right over the photo and stretch or condense the letters. Had built in clone too. Not like Adobe Elements with a zillion options but none just right.
My research so far indicates there is no conversion program other than bringing .mix into MS Word and then saving back out as JPEG somehow.
I have been doing alot of research and found that the answer seems to be that MS won't divulge the code to third party software companies like Graphic Converter that sell file conversion software. Even Corel has nothing in their arsenal to convert .mix.
Just try finding mention of PictureIt or PictureIt Express and the dialogue is relating to operating systems that are at or before Windows 2000. Tiss a shame.
Thanks for all your interest and suggestions.