Tagging on to my thoughts yesterday about life in a browser, there still is a nasty gotcha when working with files. You’ve got this great file and you’re going to do something with it but it’s the wrong size or the wrong format or …
What to do? What to do? Actually, if you have enough tools installed on your computer, you might be OK. But…
If that’s a problem you have to endure, then you need to check out CloudConvert. I was drawn to explore by its tagline “convert anything to anything”. Who wouldn’t want a service like that? Off I went to check it out.
The site claims to support 123 formats and I was impressed immediately by a support for “ebook”! The format page gives a complete listing.
How to use it? It’s really easy.
Step 1: Give CloudConvert your file.
I was impressed that I didn’t have to “drop the file here” like on so many other resources. Just drop it on the page. I slid my browser to the left, grabbed a file and dragged it to the page. Step 1 done.
The file was a .jpg file. I decided to give it an easy test. Please make it a .gif file.
Give me the converted file.
What a great set of options! I’ve used services like this in the past and mailing the converted file typically is the only option. Since I would probably import the file into a document or a presentation, sending it to Google Drive makes a great deal of sense.
This utility is definitely a keeper. Whether you’re using standalone applications or working in a browser, dealing with file formats is a common task. They may well be your answer!