Can Metafile Companion convert Windows metafiles (WMF or EMF) to bitmap files (BMP, TIFF, GIF, JPEG etc.)?
No. But you can find links to a number of programs that can in the Graphics Conversion Software section of the Companion Software Other Helpful Web Sites page. Free utilities to do this are a little harder to come by. One simple solution if you have Microsoft Word is to download their free Internet Assistant add-on to Word. This lets you insert a WMF file onto a page and automatically converts it to a GIF file when you save as an HTML document. Otherwise, you can go the “long” way – use Metafile Companion from Companion Software to copy the WMF file to the clipboard, paste it to Windows Paint, copy the Paint bitmap to the clipboard and paste to a program like LViewPro that can save it as a GIF file. As a rule of thumb when saving images for the Web, use GIF for line art, clip art, etc. and use JPEG for continuous-tone images (photographs).
- Where can I find information about the internal structure of Windows metafiles (WMF files) and enhanced metafiles (EMF files)?
- Can Metafile Companion convert bitmap files (BMP, TIFF, GIF, JPEG etc.) to Windows metafiles (WMF or EMF)?
- Can I convert a Windows bitmap (BMP) file into a transparent Windows metafile (WMF)?