Pixillion Image Converter

Pixillion Image Converter

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.22
File Size:
506.06KB
Date Added:
April 29, 2009
Price:
Free to try (14-day trial); $28.20 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/7 32-bit
Total Downloads:
130,704
Downloads Last Week:
131
Product ranking:
#12 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This intuitive program makes it easy to convert your images to a different file format. However, we were somewhat annoyed by the various product pushes that come with it, and we're not sure why the publisher touts it as a free program because it's limited to a 14-day trial period.

Pixillion Image Converter has a very simple and straightforward user interface. Self-explanatory menu commands run along the top of the window and allow you to quickly add files and folders and configure conversion options. The program also includes a Help feature, but it's crowded by a long list of the developer's other products. Oddly, the interface includes a mysterious Toolbox button that, when we clicked it, downloaded another program to "Find tasks according to what software you are using." But when we clicked on a specific task, it prompted the program to download yet another program. The whole process was very annoying. Still, we were able to quickly add our files, select an output folder and format, and flip and resize our image, all by using the Output effects menu. The Converter Options menu let us configure our overwrite options in the event that a destination file already exists, such as overwriting the file or aborting the operation altogether.

Pixillion Image Converter is limited to a 14-day trial period, despite the publisher's claim that it's a "free image format converter." It installed a desktop icon without our permission but uninstalled cleanly. Despite our caveats, we recommend this program for all users.

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  • All Versions:

    2.8

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current Version:

    2.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "Good software, no customer support."

    February 27, 2013   |   By ariesdoc

    Version: Pixillion Image Converter 2.42

    Pros

    Converts many picture formats into icon or bmp format, quickly and easily. Has many features for those who want to "tweak" their icons. Yet it is easy enough for the novice to learn very quickly. Much better than other programs I have tried or the myriad of ways one can convert pics into desktop icons. If you purchase the program, or actually the registration number to "unlock it", you can convert more than the initial 5, which goes down after you do so many files. The "crapware" they try to load, such as tool bars, and other demo programs are easy to decline. (But the Crapware is common in a large number of downloadable software....Why, I do not know....Why does every programer want to install a darn tool bar and change your homepage? sigh)

    I gave it less stars because of the cons I will mention below. Had they been more honest, it would have gotten a better grade.

    Worth a look in my opinion.....

    Cons

    No ability to contact a real person to ask question if you want to buy it. The difference between what the Premium and Standard versions do, is unclear.
    Once installed you can only convert 5 files at a time, then less after that. It is misleading when they say a free 14 day trial, and they try to dump other software on you every chance they can, during install and if you choose to buy it....If you do, be careful they try to sneak in things like a $33 a month tech support, or a backup disc for $19.99 and other things. Just be aware.
    I, like many others do not like the "bait and switch", or changing our homepage or installing tool bars or software we do not want. Honesty will always win the day. It is too bad that NCH software feels they need to resort to misleading information or misrepresenting things. Because it is actually a decent program. I took away 2 stars because of that. A shame, because if they were honest, the software in my opinion would get a high mark anyway.

    Summary

    I did buy the premium version, it converts files extremely fast, you can choose where you wish the exported files to go with no problem. It has many other options which are nice too. But you have to download the manual, but in reality it is user friendly and not complicated.
    Once I started using it, I found it a great program, it is a shame that the company has no customer support, UNLESS you bought the Premium version, then you have to enter some code before your allowed to talk to a human....(Still working that part out)

    Overall a solid program, not difficult to learn, and has many features many would like. I don't know what they all do, but it is fun to play around with it. If they had better customer, I might try some of NCH software, but I won't simply because of that reason.

    FYI, in my opinion the best customer service so far comes from Serif software.. And they have great products along with awesome support.

    Hope this review helps someone.

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