How can I convert .mix files to .jpg without Microsoft Word?
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I need software that can change a .MIX file to .jpeg or something more recognizable.
I have some old photo files that are .mix format. I can find nothing that will allow me to change the file format. You have suggested the use of “Microsoft Word”, but I do not have that program. Is there any other way? HELP please! Thanking You.

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  • Jholbrook1

    I own every version of Photodraw, PictureIT, and Digital Image Suite and I can’t find any one of them to convert my files. I have gigabytes of mix files and all these apps say they were created using a different version and won’t save anything. So far Microsoft is useless.

    • Ilmiller

      I have
      Picture It! 99 Version 3.0. Its File, Save-as function allows saving .mix files
      in 9 other formats including .jpg. So what is your problem if you have all
      versions? I am running Picture It! on Windows 7 32 bit.

      For
      those folks who no longer have Picture it!, I can appreciate your tribulations.
      I have discovered that I can drag an .mix file from Windows Explorer to an open
      page of MS Publisher 2007 and drop it there and it will open. From Publisher
      the picture can be selected and saved in one of many common picture formats
      including .jpg. Before saving, you may want to change the size in Publisher. I
      have found that the resulting picture is not as good as one saved as .jpg directly
      from Picture It
      I have
      Picture It! 99 Version 3.0. Its File, Save-as function allows saving .mix files
      in 9 other formats including .jpg. So what is your problem if you have all
      versions? I am running Picture It! on Windows 7 32 bit.

      For
      those folks who no longer have Picture it!, I can appreciate your tribulations.
      I have discovered that I can drag an .mix file from Windows Explorer to an open
      page of MS Publisher 2007 and drop it there and it will open. From Publisher
      the picture can be selected and saved in one of many common picture formats
      including .jpg. Before saving, you may want to change the size in Publisher. I
      have found that the resulting picture is not as good as one saved as .jpg directly
      from Picture It

  • Petzlx

    Microsoft have duded everyone again been looking for ages Word 2010 dont do anything except waste time

  • Tsakalidis Kostas

    SOMEBODY else in http://www.photographytips.com posted this, SORRY if im not memorising you but i had to log in and lost the page..

    Microsoft still makes available a free Microsoft Digital Image Starter edition. It will batch convert .mix files to jpegs or png in a couple of easy steps. Works like a charm. Go under file and choose starter page, select batch process images and then Save As …

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=F3BA983B-8C10-44F6-9044-2BB1464937DC&displaylang=en

    [h][b]PLZ do go there, it is simple, free, fast, (though it uses 250mb of ur hard disc drive) and can even get you transparency thank to png[/b][/h]

    • Janice

       Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! Something that finally worked to open a picture of my mom and her twin that I had lost the hard copy of!! A Million Thanks!

    • Brigill2

      THANKS it works I just saved a whole holiday’s photos thank you

      Brian and Gill

    • Tina

      Thank you for your feedback, Brian and Gill!

  • SEDWilkins

    Newer (2003 and 2007) versions of Word can’t convert older (pre-2003) .mix files, so don’t waste money on that option.

    I have been trying to retrieve my old .mix files for years. . . . have transferred them from old-computer to new-computer 4 times in hopes of someday finding a way to open them.

  • timmyjohnboy

    I hear XnView will do it but I’m not sure if you need the full version or not. Worth a try: http://www.xnview.com/en/download.html

  • Anonymous

    I have two possible solutions for you:

    1. Download the MS Office 2007 trial from here http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/default.aspx

    2. Find another application called PolyView v4.402 and use that to save as TIF

    3. Goto the end of this thread http://www.photographytips.com/forums/messageview.cfm?start=378&catid=4&threadid=229 and ask for assistance there are a few people with the application that have done conversions for people

  • Tina

    Patrick,

    apparently the answers given to your previous question (http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/convert-mix-file-jpeg/) didn’t work because you don’t have Microsoft Word.

    Did you try Polybytes? It’s shareware, but you can try it free and use it to convert your photos. http://www.polybytes.com/