Friday, October 9, 2009

How to convert a set of eps pictures to jpg format?

If you have a linux system with ImageMagick installed this is easy.

While I refer to jpg and eps files in this howto, conversion between any two formats that ImageMagick supports is similar.

Let us say you have a directory full of eps files along with non eps files. A simple shell script using "sed" will do the trick

for i in *.eps
  prefix=`echo $i | sed 's/\.eps//'`
  newfile=`echo "$prefix$suffix"`
  convert -density 300 -units PixelsPerInch $i $newfile

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