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Convert Max files to jpeg

by alanl58 / October 6, 2008 10:46 AM PDT

Has anybody roduced a simple converter that will change *.max files into *.jpeg or indeed any format?

I have found various solutions suggesting purchasing software (expensive) or printscreen (messy) or even asking people to re-send (impossible), none of which really address the question.

Surely someone will have beavered away in their lunch hour to produce a simple freeware solution?


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MAX files
by RCF_Rose / October 6, 2008 11:14 AM PDT
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Max files converter
by alanl58 / October 6, 2008 4:32 PM PDT
In reply to: MAX files

Yes, I am talking about Paperport files, and yes I am aware that there is a viewer, but what I want is a converter - my DTP package (Adobe Pagemaker) will not allow me to place *.max files, thus a viewer is useless.


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If using MS Vista o/s can use the snip tool
by abear2369 / March 14, 2009 5:20 AM PDT

Another way to convert .MAX files to .Jpeg files -- still presents issue that conversion is one-by-one but it works.
1. download the PPViewer (Paperport viewer)
2. open a .MAX file
3. choose the Vista snipping tool from Windows accessories
4. click on rectangular snip, outline the picture
5. SAVE AS (filename) and JPG.

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If using MS Vista o/s can use the snip tool
by moahdeeb777 / April 15, 2009 2:26 AM PDT

abear2369: Hey had the same problem because I'm using Win Vista and I have alot of max file on disk that have yet to be converted and I'm on my laptop and did not want to go to my desktop and convert them them have to email them, this way your way was much easier and it works great with the Vista snipping tool. Just a Thank You for posting solution.

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Max to JPG solution
by jjwj / July 17, 2009 6:17 AM PDT

I've been looking for a .max to .jpg converter for some time. I just found out that my new scanner software will do this for me: OmniPage SE Version 4.0.
It accomplishes it in a 3 step batch process. Step 1 was Load Files, where I selected 117 .max files I wanted to convert. Step 2 I left on Automatic. Step 3 I chose Save to File and picked .jpg.
It converted all the images in one step. It didn't seem to be doing anything for a while, but when the color returns to the Step 3 icon you will have a sequentially numbered set of converted files using the name you chose in Save to File as the prefix.
While not everyone has OmniPage SE, it did come free with my Canon LiDE 600F.

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