I’ve a Windows XP system and I have many wpg files. Can you advise on how to
convert those to jpeg? Online programs are full of viruses and ad programs.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #90 I look at various programs that can open wpg files – which
are Word Perfect Graphics files.
Convert wpg files
Well, nonetheless… it’s not so much that all online programs are full of problems, it’s that you need to know which ones to pick.
I actually had to do a little bit of research on this because I wasn’t familiar with wpg files. In fact my favorite tools, the tools that I have, weren’t able to understand them.
Word Perfect graphics files
However, I did do a little bit of research online, and I found something out at sourceforge.net called Libwpg. So if you go to libwpg.sourceforge.net (I’ll include the link in the notes that come along with this particular article and Answercast) that tool looks very promising.
It’s open source software. It is free and you should be able to download it and get your pictures converted. There may be other things out there. I actually couldn’t find a whole lot.
There are good tools that are generally recommended for other things. Irfanview, for example, is a tool that, I know, was able to understand some formats I was running into a couple of years ago – that was very helpful.
That kind of a tool, like Irfanview, would be another candidate to be considered safe – as long as you get it from a safe location. That typically means not getting it from a download site, but directly from the site of the Irfanview developers.
I did look at FastStone as first. It appears that FastStone doesn’t understand wpg files. Otherwise I would have recommended that one immediately.
So, give Libwpg a try and see if that doesn’t get you what you need.
(Transcript lightly edited for readability.)
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