Converting *.mix files



jcenter
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
My previous computer had Picture-It! on it. My new computer, with XP,
doesn't. I have a number of *.mix graphics files that I need to access, but
don't want to purchase Picture-It! Does anyone know of any programs that
will read (and convert) *.mix files? I have PSP as my main graphics program,
but it doesn't appear to accept mix files. Help, please. Thanks.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=20592

Barring an actual converter, this looks like the easiest way
http://photographytips.webonthefly.com/forums/messageview.cfm?start=95&catid=4&threadid=229

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:DFBDE462-5FD2-46F6-A8C6-3B5BEF6747F7@microsoft.com,
jcenter <jcenter@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> My previous computer had Picture-It! on it. My new computer, with XP,
> doesn't. I have a number of *.mix graphics files that I need to access,
> but don't want to purchase Picture-It! Does anyone know of any programs
> that will read (and convert) *.mix files? I have PSP as my main graphics
> program, but it doesn't appear to accept mix files. Help, please.
> Thanks.

David Candy
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
Place following code in a text document and rename it to a imageviewer.hta (it's also attached). The Win 98 thumbnail viewer (it's in XP because older programs use it) can show mix files.

"imageviewer.hta" "filename.mix"

NOTE: The quotes are important. The Program name MUST be quoted (unusual) and also the file name (nothing unusual about this). If your files are a particular size you can specify the size of the image by altering the <object line below to (say to 640x480)
<object height=640px width=480px


<html>
<head>
<HTA:APPLICATION ID="ImgViewHTA"
APPLICATIONNAME="Explorer's MRUs"
BORDER="thick"
BORDERSTYLE="normal"
CAPTION="yes"
ICON="C:\windows\system32\main.cpl,0"
MAXIMIZEBUTTON="yes"
MINIMIZEBUTTON="yes"
SHOWINTASKBAR="yes"
SINGLEINSTANCE="no"
SYSMENU="yes"
VERSION="1.0"
WINDOWSTATE="normal"
/>
</head>

<h3>Thumbnail Viewer</h3>
<object
id="objThumbnail"
classid="clsid:1D2B4F40-1F10-11D1-9E88-00C04FDCAB92">
</object>

<SCRIPT Language="VBScript">
cmdLineArray = Split(ImgViewHTA.commandLine, Chr(34), -1, 1)
objThumbnail.displayfile(cmdLineArray(3))
</script>

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"jcenter" <jcenter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:DFBDE462-5FD2-46F6-A8C6-3B5BEF6747F7@microsoft.com...
> My previous computer had Picture-It! on it. My new computer, with XP,
> doesn't. I have a number of *.mix graphics files that I need to access, but
> don't want to purchase Picture-It! Does anyone know of any programs that
> will read (and convert) *.mix files? I have PSP as my main graphics program,
> but it doesn't appear to accept mix files. Help, please. Thanks.


Converting *.mix files