[HOWTO] Convert png's from the iPod Touch for use on Windows/Mac

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  1. Will4042

    Will4042 New Member

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    I have noticed a lot of these sorts of topics popping up so I thought that I would provide a guide on how to convert these previously unreadable png's to ones readable by your computer.

    [HOWTO] Convert png's from the iPod Touch to readable png's on Windows


    Step 1)
    Download this file:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/lgepqf

    Step 2)
    After the download is done you can extract the archive by using winrar or your preferred rar decompressor.

    Step 3)
    Extract the folder from the rar.
    You should have a directory named fixpngWindows in front of you.

    Step 4)
    Copy and paste the files you would like to convert into the "png" subdirectory.

    Step 5)
    Now simply run iPhoneFixPng.exe and press convert

    If all went well your new, readable, png's should be in the "fixed" subdirectory!
    All Credit goes to the developer of this app, all I did as make this guide and upload the files

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    Mac/Linux/BSD/Unix guide can be made if there is a demand

    Mods, is there any chance of a sticky

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    [HOWTO] Convert png's from the iPod Touch to readable png's on a MAC

    I want to start off by saying that I did not make this. I only compiled the information and made it possible here for you guys. I didn't know if I should add a direct link to their site. I know it will be useful.
    Credit goes to the guys over at Hack the iPhone. Thanks guys!

    That being said, here we go. . .
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    This was tested with OS X (10.4.10 & 10.5)



    Step 1

    Grab all of the files that you want to convert off of the iPod and put them on your desktop or where ever is convenient for you.
    If you try to view stock graphic files in the firmware, you'll see they refuse to display.


    Step 2.

    Next you will need to download this nifty little script to take care of the work.
    It is called FixPng and you will need to download it here

    Once you have done that. Go ahead and open that folder. This is what you will see.

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    From there, you will want to double click the libjpeg-libpng (universal).dmg file.

    Then double click this package and follow the directions and install.

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    Step 3.

    Copy the FixPngDroplet into any other folder on your system.

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    *NOTE* It won't work in the downloaded program folder. I put mine in Applications.



    Step 4.

    Now drag whatever icon you want to convert, and drop it onto the FixPngDroplet program icon. You can drag multiple icons into the program at once if you like.

    You will get a pop up window as soon as the file is converted. It will be converted and saved in the same location it was dragged from.

    Here is the pop up that you will get and an example of what the converted image will look like

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    Note: sometimes you might have to put the graphic you want to convert into the same folder as the droplet and then drag them to the droplet to get this to work. I myself have had to do this.


    WARNING- The APP will corrupt any PNG that has already been fixed!
    In other words. . . Don't drag the same file on there twice. Once is enough



    I truly hope that this will help some people out. I know it did for me.
    Have fun and happy editing.


    Once again I would like to thank the guys over at Hack the iPhone for all of this useful information.I would also like to thank Will4042 for giving me the idea to make this.

    How about a STICKY guys so that this doesn't get lost. Thanks.

    Phoenix.stu
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  2. Steaps

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    nvm lol, the step #1 doesn't work with firefox/vista, i'm not able to download it lol
  3. simonrichards150

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    Thanks! Very useful!

    @Mods: Sticky this!!!
  4. Max

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    Mac sil vous plait!

    Yep, a mac version would be kick*ss!

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    Well done! Thanks!
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    how about a vista version?

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    thanks, stephen.4
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    Blake Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Hi,

    a Linux conversion guide would be excellent!

    Thanks.

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