Getting started with Contenta SID Converter for Mac Os X

    Professional photo conversion and processing.

    The software is a simple and powerful tool to convert your photos. It is simple to use because of its intuitive interface that gives you control over what you are doing. It is also powerful because you can configure important settings and automate common tasks.

    In two sentences, here is how the software works: First, tell which photos you will convert. Then tell how you want them converted. That's all there is to do!

    Basic instructions


    Photos selection

    Photos selection

    Select your photos in 3 different ways:
    • drag and drop them
    • select a bunch of files using a file picker using the button 'Add one or many photos'
    • select all photos from a particular directory using the button 'Add Folder'.You can also choose to add recursively all photos contained in the subdirectories.
    When you are ready to continue, click on the button 'Next'.

    There is only one mandatory parameter to start converting: choosing the output directory where all your converted images will be saved.

    Then, you can choose one of the following output formats: JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG,TIFF, GIF, BMP, PPM, PDF.

    Additionally the following image format is readable for conversion:
    • LizardTech SID formats. A SID file uses lossless wavelet compression to create an initial image. Then the encoder divides the image into zoom levels, subbands, subblocks and bitplanes. After the initial encoding, the image creator can apply zero or more optimizations. While 2:1 compression ratios may be achieved losslessly, higher compression rates are lossy much like JPEG-compressed data.

    Click 'Start!'. It is that simple to perform a conversion.


    Learn about more advanced options


    Rename automatically

    Rename automatically

    This option makes it possible for you to rename all your photos to something better in no time.

    You can either select one predefined pattern or write one yourself. Everything that you write between the characters % will be interpreted as a tag value. Everything else will be reproduced as is.

    Examples:
    If you write '%name%.%ext%', the %name% tag will be replaced by the original filename.
    If you write 'holiday%counter%.%ext%', the filenames will look like 'holiday1.jpg', 'holiday2.jpg', ...

    There is a long list of possible tag to choose from that will take a value if the photo contains metadata about it. The possibilities are endless.

    Organize in sub-folders automatically

    This option makes it possible for you to group your photos into relevant subfolders automatically. The pattern is defined in pretty much the same way as for renaming, but the character / will stand as a directory separator to introduce a new sub-folder.

    Examples:
    If you write %y%, the photos will be grouped in the subfolders '2008', '2007', ...
    If you write %y%%m%, the photos will be grouped in the subfolders '200810', '200709', ...

    There is a long list of possible tag to choose from that will take a value if the photo contains metadata about it. The possibilities are endless.
    Organize in sub-folders automatically

    Effects

    Effects

    Apply effects in batch to your images. Adjust contrast, brightness or convert your photos in black&white. You can place a visible watermark to protect your photos from theft or apply filters such as: blur, sharpen or median denoising. You change the parameters and the image preview will let you visualize your changes dynamically.