If you're a graphic designer or you otherwise work a lot with images, File Juicer can be an extremely useful (if narrow in purpose) utility. Like a kitchen juicer extracts juice from fruits and vegetables, this application "juices" a wide variety of image formats and even audio and video out of almost any kind of file, from browser caches to Microsoft Office docs--so for example, you can drop a PowerPoint onto File Juicer, and the app will extract any images, text, and even Flash and ZIP files from the presentation.
File Juicer excels at its core purpose, with a very straightforward, drag-and-drop interface, but it also has a few other secondary uses, including unerasing photos from digital camera flash cards, extracting "slightly corrupt" JPEGS from older Flash files, and reconstituting Word docs out of PDFs--which it accomplishes with varying degrees of success and complexity, depending on your situation. File Juicer has a responsive developer, lots of user "hints," and fairly substantial online help.
Extract/recover images, video, audio and text from files, folders, flash cards and iPods.
File Juicer will extract images from PDF, PowerPoint, Excel or Word just as it will extract them from flash cards. It considers all files as the peel of an orange which can be removed and the contents extracted. Extract images from a PowerPoint slide show or presentation. Extract images and text from PDF files. Recover images and video from erased flash cards. Recover text from damaged files. Extract the images and HTML files in Safari's cache.
January 24, 2010
Version: File Juicer 4.19
The description sounds amazing.
Didn't actually do anything.
The description sounds amazing. Unfortunately, the description was as far as I got because immediately upon opening the download on my Mac (OSX 10.5.8), a dialog appeared informing me that the trial has expired, and that jpegs and gifs would be extracted, but with file juicer watermarks added. Fine. I was trying to extract mp3s from a cpgz file anyway. The preferences were set to extract files to a folder on the desktop. After dropping the file in the application, it went through motions, but no folder or files on the desktop appeared. I would love to try this software out, so if the developers can repair the trial download, that would be peachy, and I'll reassess. Thanks.
March 29, 2008
Version: File Juicer 4.9.5
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Haven't done much with features beyond extraction but File Juicer is definitely a must-have utility if you do any work with graphics. Pulling a vector file from a PDF publication has repeatedly saved me the time and effort of finding the right person and the correct file in the graphics department of an organization.
The application is drag-and-drop-dead-simple. The extracted files are classified/organized in folders. Intuitive is the word - won't need the manual unless you want to tap into even more powerful features (e.g., recovering files off erased flash cards, from damaged files and more).
Updates and improvements are introduced on a pretty routine basis. Can't speak much for the responsiveness of the developer because I've never had problems and therefore, never required a response. Based on my experience, Juicer truly earns its 5-star rating.
Echo One also produces Double Take for making photo panoramas - another ease-of-use winner. If you've never tried making a pano, now's the time. And no, I have no relation to Echo One - just really appreciate apps that make my work a little easier.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. This software is, simply, the greatest thing since sliced bread. Great interface, intuitive design, does exactly what's advertised (note: and a lot more - read the help files and forums!), very stable, and reasonably priced. Can't recommend it highly enough.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Performs better than advertised. Great customer support to boot. I had a question which I emailed and I got a personal response from the man himself.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Very good for the money. I also have the DoubleTake, which makes it very easy to combine 2 or more photos to one pana-view ! Both apps work as advertized.
So far I'm happy and have not encountered any problems.