There are literally tens of thousands of applications for the Palm OS, but something that is very useful, and something that is also very hard to find, is an image converter. All the time I find myself forgetting to convert an image on my computer before I send it to my Palm, and then when I’m away from the computer, realizing oops, I can’t use this format. But recently I found a little work-around. A very good Graphics Design/Drawing program called TealPaint, can handle three popular image formats GIF, BMP and JPG, and can open those and save to any of the three formats. This is one of the many great features of TealPaint, but what if you find yourself with one of those odd image formats like PNG or TIFF? What do you do now? Well there is also a solution to this problem , if you use the popular Resco Photo Viewer, you may or may not know, that you can convert any of the viewers supported formats to JPG (Menu–>Edit Image–>). So with Resco Viewer you can convert BMP/GIF/TIFF/PNG to JPG, and with TealPaint take that JPG file and convert it to GIF/BMP. As an overview, I made up this chart showing input and output formats of these two image converters (I also included Tbmpedit that was covered earlier on Tamspalm)

conversion chart Image Converting on Palm OS

What do you think?

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4 Responses to “Image Converting on Palm OS”

  1. Great, Brent!
    ‘Tis worth noting that these applications are both shareware :-(

    Later,
    Ryan Rix

  2. I already wrote an article about image converting using TBMPEdit some time ago as I was / am also interested in this topic.

    Perhaps you could attach a table with image formats and conversion apps (for better overview) to this post?

    Thanks

  3. I’ll see what I can do :-)

  4. Ah, I finally got that chart up ;-)

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