Plugins - Image2Image 2.1
Only compatible with P3dO 2.2 and above



Purpose

Image2Image is a mass image converter plugin that enables conversion between various image file formats.
It can also be used to modify internal properties (color depth, compression factor), see Tips section for more.


Menu

Image2Image adds a new menu entry in P3dO Explorer's Tools menu.

Convert Images Will show the above wizard dialog.


Selection

Selection is about the same as the Rsr2Png plugin, but more options are planned in a near future.

Selected files | All files Status of files which the plugin should ask from P3dO's current file list.
Filter A user defined filter to apply the conversion to a limited number of matching files.
Any file whose name match the entered text will be processed. Filter can also be a Regular Expression pattern (Read more about Regular Expressions in P3dO's help file "Tips and Tricks" section).

Output to Select the output picture format.
Options Set the output picture internals (each time you change a picture format internals these become the default for subsequent recording including P3dO's Save/Save as operations).

Insert A string to insert at the beginning of the image name. Thus allowing not to override the original picture.
Append A string to add at the end of the image name. Thus allowing not to override the original picture.

Overwrite already existing file If unchecked the converter does only create newer files without modifying any existing file, otherwise existing files are replaced too. If the output format is the same as the input one, this parameter has no effect.
Remove source file after conversion Delete the original picture file from disk after conversion. Deletion only occurs if conversion is succesfull. If the output file is the same as the input one, this parameter has no effect.

Note
One important point to point out is that the output format settings (Color depth, compression factor,...) are the same as P3dO's Save as dialog.


Tips

Shrink JPEG pictures disk size
Image2Image picture converter can be used to convert from a picture format to another but also to change settings in a given file.
By using the Options button you may set the output settings (like the compression factor for a JPEG or the color depth for a Bitmap). Modifying the Jpeg compression factor generally saves a lot of disk space without altering the image quality. You can get the optimal compression factor for your picture set by using the Save as picture function on a single picture, then run Image2Image for the whole set.