Feature Request: Different output based on type

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GHStanley
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Feature Request: Different output based on type

Post by GHStanley »

If you for example add a folder and the folder has jpg, bmp, png, gif files you could do
jpg => tiff
bmp => tiff
png => webp
gif => gif
cday
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Re: Feature Request: Different output based on type

Post by cday »

If it's any help, you should be able do that now using a command line NConvert batch file.

Using XnConvert, you would as you no doubt realise have to run the program three times, to output to TIFF, WebP and GIF formats, loading each set of inputs, and changing the Output tab save settings, each time. I don't see the option to save, and later reload, settings as useful as currently only actions but not output settings are saved. You should also be able to run multiple XnConvert ZIP versions, each set up for part of the task, if that would be any help, although there might be an issue with the .ini files to address.

Your suggestion could have a significant impact on the design of the Settings tab, which might be an issue. Given Pierre's current workload, even if your suggestion were to attract widespread support, I wouldn't be optimistic about early implementation, but let him speak on that... :wink:

Edit:

You suggestion does have some similarity to requests that have been submitted fairly often over the years, those requests relating to being able to output different versions of a set of input files, a typical use case being to output different size (and possibly also output format) versions of a set of images for web use.

I actually submitted a possible elegant way of implementing that earlier in the year, which would have required some work to implement, but no doubt due to Pierre's workload haven't received a response yet. The basic proposal would not meet your need to only convert certain input formats to certain output formats, but a later possible enhanced developed version I suggested might. This was the now rather long thread that evolved as my ideas developed.
GHStanley
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Re: Feature Request: Different output based on type

Post by GHStanley »

I saw NConvert, I haven't used it before but was thinking I would give it a look when I got around to making a script to automate all this converting. Guess I will have to get around to it sooner than later :mrgreen: