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Converters

This section offers you converters/filters, developed specifically for our products or which can be combined particularly well with them.
We separated them from the 'Add-ons' because this page will certainely increase in size over time, there are two kind of converters: freeware converters (sometime open source) and commercial. We propose you commercial converters as well because they often produce better results. All the commercial products here were tested with ECMerge and are sure to work.

If you would like to see other converters for our products, contact us.

This page is still incomplete, we add every month new converters for new file formats.

Important informationYou need the very latest built_in.js (unzip the archive in the folder macros/ in ECMerge installation directory) so as automatic detection works!

File kind Product Conversion quality Platforms Licence Where to find it? Auto-detection
Archives (7z zip tar tgz tbz rar cab arj rpm deb chm...)
ZIP has built-in support in ECMerge through Xtract
7 Zip *** Binaries for Windows, Linux. Sources for others. LGPL + AES Download the appropriate 7-Zip for your platform here. Then follow the installation instructions. Full on Windows. On other platforms, place the directory containing "7z" in your PATH
WinRAR *** Windows. Shareware Get WinRAR from RAR Lab and install it. Full on Windows
WinZIP command line *** Windows Commercial Get WinZIP from WinZip, get as well the Command Line Plug-in and install them. Full on Windows
BZipped files (bz bzip bz2) BZip *** Available on nearly all systems GPL Pre-installed on most Unix-based systems, you can download it from here, Windows version. When pre-installed, nearly always fully automatic, else place the directory containing "bzip2" in your PATH
GZipped files (gz gzip) GZip *** Available on nearly all systems GPL Pre-installed on most Unix-based systems, you can download it from here else. When pre-installed, nearly always fully automatic, else place the directory containing "gzip" in your PATH
Image files (almost all known formats) Image Magick *** Binaries for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux. Sources for others Own (GPL compatible) Install Image Magick from here. Full on Windows. On other platforms, place the directory containing "convert" in your PATH
PDF files PDF To Text (Intelligent Converters) *** Windows Commercial You can test it for free and purchase it here Place the directory containing "p2tagent" in your PATH
xpdf ** Binaries for Linux(x86), Solaris(sparc), Windows. Sources for others GPL2 Install the binaries or from source from here Place the directory containing "pdftotext" in your PATH
PDF 2 Txt (VeryPDF) *** Windows GPL2 You can test it for free and purchase it here Place the directory containing "pdftotext" in your PATH
PDF Converter (ABC Amber) ** Windows Commercial You can test it for free and purchase it here Place the directory containing "abcpdf" in your PATH
PTConverter (DigitZone) *** Windows Commercial You can test it for free and purchase it here Place the directory containing "ptconverter" in your PATH
Properties (for many images, video, audio, executable formats as: MP3, DIVX, BMP, JPG, TIF, EXE...) ExifTool *** Binaries for Windows and Mac, sources for Unix based Perl license You can download it from here. Place the directory containing "exiftool" in your PATH
Text documents (Microsoft Word DOC/DOCX, OpenOffice Write SXW/ODT, Rich Text Format RTF) Xtract ** Binaries bundled inside ECMerge 2.2+ installers Commercial Simply install latest version of ECMerge. Full on all platforms
WordPerfect libwpd *** Binaries for Windows/Mac, sources for Unixes GPL/LGPL You can download wpd2text in the so called 'Tools package' Place the directory containing "wpd2text" in your PATH
Zip files (ZIP, MS Office XML, OpenOffice) Xtract ** Binaries bundled inside ECMerge 2.2+ installers Commercial Simply install latest version of ECMerge. Full on all platforms