ReaConverter Pro 3.5
January 10, 2005
ReaSoft Development releases ReaConverter Pro 3.5
Updated batch image converter now supports over 340 file formats, including PDF
ReaConverter Pro is a powerful batch image conversion software application with an unrivaled number of supported graphics file formats - over 340. Unlike most image converters, ReaConverter Pro, as the name implies, is a professional tool, intended for specialists and "power users" who need extra leverage and flexibility, when working with hundreds and thousands of different images.
The new version of the program features a number of improvements, including complete PDF support. ReaConverter Pro can now convert multi-page PDF documents, including the ones that have non-standard page dimensions. The speed of processing PDF documents tripled and all other issues with 'problematic' PDF documents have been fixed. Plus, the program has outgrown its core function - image conversion.
This is what ReaConverter Pro can do besides converting files from one format to another - rename files (advanced options available), edit images (crop, rotate, resize, mirror, sharpen, blur, detail, smooth, contour, stamp, change resolution and color intensity - brightness, contrast, gamma). Transparent watermarks and borders can be added as well. When processing images ReaConverter Pro optionally keeps EXIF information that can be used for advanced renaming or stamping (watermarking). Importantly, alpha-channel used for watermarking is kept (alpha-channel can be read directly from Photoshop's PSD files and is supported in EMF/WMF files).
In addition to offering command line support option, ReaConverter Pro allows users to save a set of image editing task as a 'script' for later use. Plus, there are a number of other handy features that this program offers. For example, ReaConverter Pro recognizes file type by processing its "internals", so a GIF file with a .BMP extension will be identified as a GIF file, not a bitmap image. Another convenient option is offering a choice between LZW and JPEG compression options for TIFF files. Plus, the program supports wb1 files (webshots) that most image converters forgo.
While ReaConverter Pro does offer a lot of options, it's really a quite simple piece of software. More importantly, none of the options offered are excessive or extraneous. As VNUNet's reviewer Paul Rowlingson wrote in his November 2004 feature on ReaConverter Pro "if this software can't do it, then it probably isn't worth doing".
ReaConverter Pro 3.5 is available for free download and evaluation at http://www.reasoft.com/products/reaconverter/.
The price of registering the program is 34.95 US Dollars.
If you have any questions, would like to request editor's copy, want to inquire about special prices for volume buyers/software resellers, have a business proposal or interested in publishing/distributing ReaConverter Pro, please contact Alexander Korostelev at firstname.lastname@example.org
System Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, 16Mb RAM, Pentium 90Mhz processor.
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