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How to change photo format: You urgently need to take action on one or more of the shots you found on your computer by going to change photo format but you have no idea how to do it? If the answer is yes, know that today is your lucky day … I can help you! In the following lines I will in fact show you how to manage to change the photo format in a simple and effective way, really.

How do you say? Maybe you should let it go because you think it’s too complicated? But no, you’re wrong! Contrary to appearances, changing the photo format is very simple. To succeed “in the company” just resort to the use of some special online services and specific computer programs and that’s it.

So if you are actually interested in finding out what it is necessary to do to change the photo format, I invite you to take a few minutes of free time, to sit comfortably in front of your computer and to focus carefully on reading the indications that I am about to provide you. I am sure that in the end you will be satisfied and that if necessary you will also be ready and well available to explain to your friends in need of similar help how to proceed.

Change photo format from the web

CloudConvert

If your intention is to change the photo format and if you want to do this by acting directly from the Web then to begin with I suggest you rely on CloudConvert. It is an online service capable of converting photos and images into all the most common formats directly from the browser without requiring any special plugins or software. The service is extremely fast in processing data, allows you to act on multiple elements simultaneously and does not present annoying upload limits.

If you think this solution might interest you, the first thing you need to do to be able to change the photo format is to click here so that you can immediately connect to the main page of the service. Then click on the button Select files and select the photo to convert directly from the computer currently in use. Optionally, you can select the files on which to go to act also from a specific URL, from Dropbox, from Google Drive, from OneDrive or from Box simply by pressing the arrow-shaped icon pointing downwards located next to the button Select files and then choosing the reference solution.

Screenshot online service to change photo format

Now indicate the format in which you intend to convert the image by pressing the appropriate button located to the right of the photo title, selecting the item document or that image from the menu displayed and then choosing the desired extension.

Screenshot online service to change photo format

If you wish, before starting the procedure by which to change the photo format, you can also make changes to the image and intervene on the conversion parameters. To do this, select the files on which you intend to act, press the button depicting a wrench located next to the name of the same and adjust the parameters you see on the screens based on what your preferences and needs are. To conclude presses the blue button Okay located at the bottom right.

Screenshot online service to change photo format

After carrying out these steps, press the button Start conversion, wait for the files to be converted and download the final images by clicking on the green button download which appears next to their names. Possibly before clicking on the button Start conversion you can tick the box Notify me when it is finished to receive a specific notification when the procedure for changing the photo format is completed and / or you can tick the box Save file to my and select Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or Box to save the converted file on one of the cloud storage services in your possession and compatible with the tool.

Screenshot online service to change photo format

Online Convert

If the Web service to change the photo format that I have just proposed has not satisfied your needs, I invite you to take a look at Online Convert. It is another excellent free online service that through its simple user interface allows you to convert photos and images in a variety of different formats. The service has an upload limit of 100 MB and allows you to act only on one file at a time but on the other hand offers advanced options to change the properties of the converted elements.

To change photo format with Online Convert the first thing you need to do is click here to connect to the main page of the service. Once this is done, press the button Go placed next to the entry Select target format from the section Image converter and select the format in which it is your intention convert the photo.

Screenshot online service to change photo format

In the new web page displayed click on the button Choose file attached under the heading Upload your document you want to convert to chosen format: (instead of Format chosen you will find the type of file you have selected for conversion) to select the photo you want to convert directly from your computer. If the file in question is online you can instead indicate its url by copying it from the address bar of the web browser and pasting it in the field Or enter URL of the file you want to convert to Selected format: (instead of Format chosen you will find the type of file you selected for conversion). Also keep in mind that if you prefer you can change the photo format by selecting the source file from Dropbox by simply clicking on the button Choose from Dropbox and selecting the element to act on.

Screenshot online service to change photo format

Proceed now by selecting the final quality you want to obtain following the conversion procedure, indicating the desired option using the drop-down menu located next to the item Quality settings:, if you deem it appropriate, further customize the conversion procedure by setting custom parameters in the fields attached to the section Optional settings (if you have no particular demands I suggest you leave everything as you find it!) then press on Convert file.

Once this is done, the procedure to change the photo format will be started and at the end the converted file will be downloaded directly to your computer, in the folder set as default for downloading the files for the browser you are using. If the download of the converted file does not have to be carried out automatically, press on the item direct download link to start it manually.

Screenshot online service to change photo format

Change photo format from computer

IrfanView

If you use a Windows PC and to change the photo format you prefer the use of special programs instead of the Web services one, my suggestion is to contact IrfanView. It is a free image viewer that also includes a number of very useful tools to convert and rename images in series.

To change the photo format with IrfanView, the first thing you need to do is to download the software. To do this click here to connect to the program’s website then click on the item first Download located in the left sidebar under the entry for the version of Windows you use, then on the entry Fileforum – Download IrfanView and finally on the button Download now.

Once the download is complete, open the IrfanView installation package and click sequentially on Yup, up Forward four consecutive times and then us Done.

InfranView screenshot to change photo format

Now wait for the IrfanView window to become visible on the screen and then go to the menu File and click Batch Conversion / Rename. In the window that opens, put the check mark next to the item Batch Conversion, Select the format in which you intend to convert the photo using the drop-down menu located under the heading Output format: and use the box at the top right to find the image.

InfranView screenshot to change photo format

Then drag the icons of the files to be converted into the box located at the bottom right, click on the button Browse to select the folder to export the images to and press Start Batch to start the conversion process.

If you want to adjust the quality level of the output files before starting the procedure to change the photo format, click on the button Options and use the adjustment bar in the window that opens.

Preview

If you use a Mac and you need to change the photo format, I have good, indeed excellent news for you. To do this, you do not have to resort to the use of any extra resources. In fact, to change format you just have to take advantage Preview, the image viewer available by default on OS X and its related features.

To change the photo format on Mac, the first thing you need to do is therefore to double-click on the image you want to act on in order to open it directly using the default image viewer.

Screenshot Preview to change photo format

Once the image is opened, it presses on the item File located at the top left of the menu bar, presses on the item Export …, presses on the menu located next to the item Format attached to the new window displayed and choose the format you prefer among those available. If available, then adjust the final quality of the image using the appropriate cursor located next to the item Quality (if you have no particular needs, you can leave it set as it is).

Screenshot Preview to change photo format

Now indicate the position where you want to save the file to be converted using the appropriate bar located in the left part of the window and eventually change the file title by typing it in the box located next to the item Export as: present at the top.

To complete the procedure by which to change photo format on Mac, press the button Save. Once this is done, the file will be converted and in the position indicated in the saving phase you will see a new image appear in the new format identical to the one you previously opened.