Saturday, June 14, 2014

Convert .psp (Paintshop Pro) files to .png with NConvert


In the late 90's and early 2000's my graphic editor of choice was PaintShop Pro v7 on Windoze.  Now in 2014, while running Linux, all those .psp files are practically unusable.

I finally I found a de facto way to convert them.  No searching the GIMP or Corel forums anymore.  Problem solved!

Download/extract XnSoft's NConvert and try something like this in your folder of choice:

find ./ -name "*.psp" -execdir ~/path/to/nconvert -o $%.png -out png {} \;

Pwned.

To break this down, we are "find"ing all .psp files recursively, then "exec"uting (with full path) the nconvert command with output of path+filename+.png and format png. The found files are represented with {}.  The \; is simply to end the exec command.


Good Luck!
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    1. fantastic! -- after two years, i'm glad someone on the planet could use what i thought was a great post.

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  2. Thanks! I found some old .pspimage files from the 90s and was glad to see some png's out of them on the mac. many thanks!

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