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USCJeff

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2606 days ago

Hey, Not exactly a WWing topic, but does any one know of a program that could convert bin files to jpeg. There are so many free utitilities out there, but I haven’t seen one for this. I take some pictures with my cell when my camera isn’t handy. I email them to myself, but they are a .bin file. I need them to be jpeg’s to edit or upload to Photobucket, for instance. I’m hoping for a freebie! Thanks!

-- Jeff, South Carolina


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mot

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#1 posted 2606 days ago

Wow. .bin files are typically disk image files, or entire copies of disk content. I’ll do some searching on this for you but I’m unfamiliar with that extension as an image file extension.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 2606 days ago

I got the same response from another contact, Mot. I like your new picture, by the way. Spiderman, huh? My understanding is that .bin is short for binary files. I didn’t think that was an image file. Anyways, I’ve found a long way to do it. If I upload the .bin files to Flickr, they automatically convert it to jpeg. That leads me to believe the software is out there somewhere if they can do it. I like photobucket, so I save the converted files from Flickr back to my PC and upload them to photobucket. Not very quick, but it gets the job done.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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mot

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#3 posted 2606 days ago

Yeah, it’s a funny format isn’t it? I’ve got a program that opens every picture format known to man, but it doesn’t list .bin. Sorry, Jeff. Taking a swing at google came up bust too, though I’m sure you had done that already. There must be a conversion program out there. I did find a forum posting from 64 days ago (photo forum) asking the same question, but there were no replies to it. I hate finding links like that because it’s like finding there is still some orange juice in the fridge and then realizing the carton is empty. Get’s you excited and your mouth all ready for the orange juice…then nothing!

Yeah, it’s spiderman. I just thought it was too funny to pass up!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Bob Babcock

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#4 posted 2599 days ago

I’m not familiar with .bin as an image format either…I’ve used thumbsplus and hijaack for years for image format manipulation, lots of other software but never seen .bin.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#5 posted 2599 days ago

Here is a wikipedia link. There are a couple of programs listed. It may be a CD image that contains your pictures.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 2599 days ago

Jeff try renaming the file to .jpg and see what happens when you try to open it. It might work!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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USCJeff

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#7 posted 2598 days ago

No luck in converting the bin file to jpeg. However, I just noticed that you can upload to photobucket directly from my phone. You just go to your album and click on mobile phone to get your album’s address. Send it to that address and it is saved as a jpeg. This is much easier than sending it to another email address and then uploading it.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 2598 days ago

Sounds like a good way to get photos off your phone….why don’t they just make it easy?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2598 days ago

I have this, Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006, & it has a fix phone image in it. I don’t have a picture phone, but you can checkit out. They used to have a 90 day free trial.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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fidelfs

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#10 posted 2598 days ago

I got a few questions for you. What camera are you using? and when you downloaded from your camera to your pc how you did it? Is there any software involved?

I had some software that created .bin files as presentation file so when you email the file the recipient does not need to have your particular software to open the file. They can see it just executing the file.

In other words I think you are inadvertently doing an extra step converting it in .bin file.

Could you describe step by step?

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USCJeff

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#11 posted 2598 days ago

I don’t think I’m adding an extra step. I think it is just the way Cingular does it. I’m simply reviewing the picture on the phone and choosing to send it to my yahoo email address. I get an email from Cingular with the photo as a .bin attachment. Like I said earlier, I found the address to my Photobucket album, so I can now send it directly there and they save it as a jpg.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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