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    Hi All,

    Does any member know of any Freeware program(s) that can convert JPEG images to the WMF format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celadon View Post
    Hi All,

    Does any member know of any Freeware program(s) that can convert JPEG images to the WMF format.
    Here's a link to a suggestion that Open Office can do this using its Draw program.


    There is also a thread*here that makes the same suggestion, but also says that converting a JPG to a WMF may not produce good results.

    I haven't tried this myself.

    Ian


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    Quote Originally Posted by IanWilson View Post
    I haven't tried this myself.
    I have now, and it seems to work. This is using the Export... option on the file menu in Draw. The WMF file ended up as 9 MB from an 834 kB JPG file. You may want to play with the size settings.


    Ian


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    I use Irfanview for this kind of conversion although it uses "emf-Enhanced Meta File" instead of "wmf-Windows Meta File".
    Just remember that wmf (emf) files are designed to be vector (line) images and jpg files are bit map files so what you end up with is a bitmap inside of an invisible rectangle and not a true "Meta File".
    BTW, in most cases an 'emf' can be renamed to 'wmf' without consequence.
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    Thank you Ian and RussB,

    Funny; been using Open Office for years , but have never used the Draw program. Shall try both suggestions.

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    Celadon.

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