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    Converting WMF to scalable for Mac
    Hi - and Happy New Year.....

    I have a bunch - a large one - of WMF's that I want to use with Affinity Photo (for example) and despite scouring the Web, I have found nothing suitable at all. Clearly I need to convert them to another file type. But what? Here's a list of file types that Affinity supports:


    File type
    Adobe Illustrator (AI)
    Adobe Freehand (10 and MX)
    Adobe PhotoShop (PSD)
    Adobe PhotoShop (PSB)
    DNG
    EPS
    GIF
    JPEG
    J2K,JP2
    JPEG-XR/JXR (WDP/HDP)
    PDF
    PNG
    RAW
    SVG
    TGA
    TIFF
    WEBP
    OpenEXR
    Radiance HDR

    My main concern is that the images will be scalable - thus Vector images - I think that I am correct....

    From what I've read, EPS suggests itself. Is there a (preferably free) convertor for this?

    Any advice welcomed

    Thanks

    Mitcherooney2

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    You can convert WMF to AI, EPS or SVG or PDF all support vectors (assuming the WMFs you have contain vector content already. WMF can contain vector and/or bitmap content).

    There are a number of free convertors online but I'm afraid all of the ones I've tried they just create a bitmap version of a WMF Vector rather than maintaining the vector properties of the original content.

    I use Adobe Illustrator and that works fine but cost-wise maybe a sledgehammer to crack a walnut kind of solution. Perhaps there are other free/cheaper vector app that'll do it. Maybe something like Inkscape?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Hi mrplow

    Thanks for your reply.

    Eventually I found Pixillion - not free, but I wanted to have images available for use with Affinity. The WMFs were used on a Windows program and I hope to ditch that OS in the not to distant future. The images themselves were too good to lose, however. I eventually converted them to SVGs.

    Aoolgies for not indicating that the issue had been resolved.

    Cheers Mitch

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    No problem. Thanks for posting back with a solution.

    Definitely worth getting those kind of assets into a platform intendant format
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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