They have sent you XCF images to insert into a work project, but their format makes them incompatible with many of the applications you are using. So you would like to convert them to JPG but you don't know which software to rely on.
Don't worry, the solution you are looking for is just a click away! XCF files are simple images processed with the free GIMP photo editing software and turning them into JPEG is a breeze. All you have to do is resort to one of the free applications that I am about to report to you and follow the directions on how to convert XCF to JPG that you find below. Alternatively, you can rely on special online services.
Then? How about putting the gossip aside and starting to get busy right away? Yes? Great. I therefore suggest that we do not waste any more precious time and immediately get to work. Position yourself comfortably in front of your trusty computer and read carefully everything listed below. It will take you a few minutes to complete everything! I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned. Let it bet?
GIMP (Windows / Mac / Linux)
If on your PC or Mac you have installed GIMP (and if not, you can fix it by following the instructions in my tutorial dedicated to the topic) and you don't need to convert a large amount of images, you can transform XCF into JPG individually by opening the files and exporting them one by one in the target format. The procedure to follow is very easy.
After launching GIMP all you have to do is import the XCF image to convert to JPG in the program (using the menu File> Open or by dragging it directly with the mouse in the central part of the window), select the item Esporta eats… from the menu Fillet and save the file in any folder by typing the extension .jpg at the end of its name and then clicking on the button Export.
Once this is done, GIMP will automatically understand what format to convert the image into and will show you a window through which you can adjust the quality level of the file to be obtained (leave the default settings active if you are not very familiar with these things). By clicking on the button again Export the file will be converted and saved in the folder you indicated above. Et voila!
If you need to convert XCF files to JPG in series or in any case if you are looking for an alternative to the one above I suggest you contact IrfanView, a very versatile and lightweight image viewer that includes functions for batch processing of graphic files.
To download it to your PC, connect to its website and click the button Download located on the right, corresponding to the correct version of Windows you are using. Then press the button Download Now on the new page displayed to download the software.
When the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained, click on Si and then forward four times in a row then click on Done to complete the setup.
Now, go back to the IrfanView website, select the item Languages at the top and click on the link Installer that you find next to the wording Italian. Then start the file relating to the localization in Italian obtained, click on install and OK.
Now you need to worry about downloading a plugin that allows IrfanView to correctly recognize (and thus convert) XCF files. To do this, go back to the home page of the program website, click on the item Plugin which is on top, and then on the link irfanview_plugins_xxx_setup.exe twice in a row. Then start the installation package and first click on Yes and then forward e OK to finish the setup.
At this point, in the IrfanView window that appeared on the desktop (if the program has not started automatically, call it yourself from the Start menu), click on your voice Options which is at the top, select Change Language…click your ITALIAN.DLL from the box on the right and then on the button OK. By doing so, you will translate the program interface into Italian.
Now you don't have to call up the menu File> Convert / Rename to Batch .... In the window that opens, put the check mark next to the item Convert to series and set the item JPG give menu to tendin Target format:.
Then select the XCF files to convert and click on the button Add to import them into IrfanView (they will appear in the box at the bottom right). Then click on Sfoglia ... to select the folder where to export the images after transformation and press Start serial actions to start the conversion process.
If you want, you can also adjust the quality level of the output files by clicking on the button options of IrfanView and using the adjustment bar in the window that opens.
If you don't want or can't install programs on your computer, I suggest you rely on the online tool CloudConvert. It is an excellent online converter that allows you to transform XCF images into JPG (as well as many other types of files) directly from the browser, without downloading additional programs or plugins on your computer. Note that it has an upload limit of 100 MB which can be raised to 1 GB if you create a free account on the site.
To find out how it works, linked to its home page, click on the button Select files and select the images to convert. If you prefer to use drag and drop, drag the file of your interest directly into the browser window instead of selecting it "manually".
And if the XCF files you want to convert to JPG are online, click on the dart adjacent and select, from the menu that appears, the option to upload them via URL or via one of the supported cloud storage services.
Then press Start Conversion and wait for the file transformation process to be completed. At the end of the conversion, you can download all your images in JPG format by clicking on the green button Download placed next to their names. If you have not made any changes to the default browser settings, the images will be saved in the folder Download Of computer.
If you are looking for a valid alternative to the Web service I mentioned earlier, you can appeal to Convertio. Even in this case, it is an online converter capable of fulfilling the purpose in question as well as converting many other file formats together, all directly and conveniently from the browser window. The only thing you need to take into account is that you can upload files that are 100 MB or less in size.
You ask me what to do to be able to use it? I'll point it out to you right away. First, go to the home page of the service and click the button From a computer to select the XCF file saved on your computer that you want to convert. Alternatively, drag the file of your interest directly into the browser window.
And if your file is online, select the icon dropbox, Google Drive or that of chain to upload the image from one of the cloud storage services just mentioned (after logging in) or from the Web, then typing the relative link.
Then, select the item from the drop-down menu on the right first Image and then that JPG then presses the button Converted which is at the bottom and wait for the file to be uploaded to Convertio servers and for the conversion process to start and complete.
Finally press the button Download, in order to save the file on your computer. Again, if you have not made any changes to the default browser settings the image will be saved in the folder Download of the PC.
If instead of saving the file just transformed on your computer you prefer to store it on Dropbox or on Google Drive, before starting the conversion, press the relative buttons located at the bottom of the page, log in to your account and specify the destination location .
Another good online tool you can refer to is Zamzar. It is free (basic), rather reliable and allows you to act not only on the type of file in question but also on various other formats, from any browser and without having to make any registrations. Note that it allows you to upload files with a maximum weight of 200 MB.
To be able to use it, first connect to the home page of the service and then click on the button Choose files… and select the file in XCF format on your computer that you want to convert to JPG. Alternatively, drag the file directly into the browser window.
Then choose the option jpg from the drop-down menu located under the item Step 2 and type your e-mail address in the field under the heading Step 3. Finally, click on the button Convert.
The conversion procedure will then be started and once completed you will receive an e-mail with the link to download your transformed file. Then click on the link in the e-mail message and then click on the button Download now placed next to the name of the file to download on the web page that will open in the browser. If you have not changed the settings of the web browser you are using, the file will also be saved in the folder Download from your computer.
Is the XCF file you want to give as JPG found online and not on your computer? No problem, you can get it directly from the web by clicking on the tab URL Converter of Zamzar, filling in the field that you find in correspondence with the wording Step 1 with the relative connection and proceeding in the same way as indicated in the previous lines.
If you are interested in this, I would like to point out that you can also convert your files by e-mail, creating a message with the attached the XCF file to be transformed into JPG and the address as recipient [email protected]. Once the message has been sent, within a few moments you will receive a reply email from the service with the link to proceed with the download of the image just transformed. Great, right?
Other Useful Resources
In addition to the tools I mentioned in the previous lines, you can also rely on other programs and Web services to be able to convert XCF files into images in JPG format. So if you are looking for alternatives to the solutions already mentioned, I invite you to take a look at my tutorial on how to convert images and my post on how to change photo format.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to rely exclusively on Web services but those above have not convinced you in a particular way, the best suggestion I can give you is to take a look at my article on how to convert online and my guide dedicated to specific to online converters. I am sure that eventually you will be able to find something that will satisfy you.