Y-Convert is an intelligent image robot
(batch processor) with the main purpose to downscale large pictures (eg. from a DigiCam) for
Additionally you can tune your pictures using some filters, create thumbnails and HTML
- add files or directories(!) using drag & drop
- process mulitple directories at the same time
- scale pictures using presets or custom sizes
- image quality of scaled pictures is automatically enhanced
in dependence of the amount of scaling done to them!
- tune your pictures using filters like sharpness, gamma, RGB correction
- create thumbnails
- create linked HTML-"slides" (containers) for your images
- create HTML indexes
- all HTML files are created by using your own templates
Be warned, this is nothing for beginners!
You need good HTML knowledge and at least a
of StyleSheets. Of course, an example is included.
- when processing/indexing files from multiple directories,
individual indexes per folder plus a master index are created
If you are in the graphics business you really should give Y-Convert a try!!
Since I don't have any idea of reading and writing graphic file formats at all,
Y-Convert does only the required calculations for the parameters and provides a nice
interface. The "dirty" job of processing the files one by one is done by
Pierre Gougelet's Nconvert,
a console utility that comes as part of his free XNview package. Y-Convert would not have been
possible without Pierre's work, so thank you for making this masterpiece available for free!
And I must not forget PKware
who provided the VDSconv.dll (a free extension to my
VDS compiler), which is
used to gather some information from the source images Y-Convert needs for it's calculations.
1. This is an early Beta. Expect the unexpected and report
it to me!
2. Because Nconvert is a console (DOS) utility, processing images using Y-Convert may be slower than
using "pure" Windows programs. However, once you've seen the output quality it creates under control of
Y-Convert you will gladly pay that price.
Last Update: March 2001
- Fixed a bug that could create invalid HTML-indexes
- added a switch to make Y-Convert recurse into subdirectories
- added a switch to check for duplicate files in the file list