FREE File Convertor for Images, Docs, Sound Files and Videos

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy

Have you ever had a picture that was in the wrong format for uploading to a website or Blog?  Let's say your camera takes photos in a .TIFF or .GIF format and the site you want to upload it to only uses .BMP or .JPG.  This can be frustrating and even time consuming if you're trying to figure out how to convert it, or find a software application that you can purchase to convert it for you.

How about those documents that come to you in a .TXT or .DOC or .XLS format?  What in the heck are you suppose to do if all you have is a program that reads .PDF formats?  Maybe you have a music or video file that your specific computer and player aren't compatible with, now what do you do?  Who you gonna call? Are there meds you take to reduce blood pressure and lower anxiety? :-O

So if you've ever wanted to convert a file without the need to download software...

Try taking it 2 Zamzar, then call me in the morning.  This is a FREE online site that will convert your photo/image files to 14 different formats, your Docs to over 22 different formats, your mp3 and sound files to more than 10 formats and your videos to just under 20 different formats.  You've got to love having options like this online and for free.  I just converted a .DOC to a .PDF, an .MOV to an .AVI, and a .WAV into an .MP3. 

It's really easy, it's FREE, and you can do it with nearly any file and in less than 4 steps!

Hopefully many of you will find this a useful tool in your search for a file conversion application that will work for pretty much any file format. Just wanted to share this with you because I know how frustrating it can be uploading these things and trying to share them with others only to get that infamous unwelcome RED "ERROR" message that pops up!!

Try it, this might save you some time, some money and maybe even some hair!  lol~


Image above courtesy of Bob Birkentall of Newsday Media Group at http://newsday.com/mediakit
Thanks Bob ~ I had to convert it from a .PNG to a .JPG for this post :-)

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Caroline Gosselin
Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty - Short Hills, NJ

Will definitely try Zamzar (love the name of these sites!). Have a quick question for you and I'm sure you are sick of answering it... what screen capture tool do you think is easiest to use?

Oct 07, 2010 07:20 AM #87
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Caroline - I have a Mac so its just a combo of keyboard keys to do a selective screen capture.  For the PC users, I think "snagit" is a popular one but you can always use "google search" to see if there are any new or better snippet or screen capture tools out there.  I know there are plenty available for free.  :-)

Oct 07, 2010 08:41 AM #88
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Brad - Thanks for the resource ... and like so often happens, the second bit of information as you answered Caroline query ... You just never know where you'll pick up good stuff!

Oct 07, 2010 02:40 PM #89
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Bernadine Hunter, SFR, ACRE
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This is really useful info. Thanks, again.

Oct 07, 2010 10:02 PM #90
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
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Looks like a handy tool -- thanks for sharing.

Oct 13, 2010 04:44 PM #92
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Susan Brown
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Brad, I've used Zamzar on a number of occasions & it worked easily & quickly.

Oct 19, 2010 04:00 PM #93
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Robbin Muhr
Keller Williams - Des Plaines, IL

AARGH - only wish I'd found this sooner. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 08, 2010 11:40 PM #94
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I am going to test this out right now, sounds like what I need.
Nov 09, 2010 02:32 AM #95
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Karen L. Pietsch
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thanks for this info.  I'm a mad quest for the information I need here and I'm finding a lot of what is going to help me here to do a better job.  Thank you.  ;)

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Thanks Karen - if there's anything else i can do to help or assist you, just let me know. :-)

Jan 24, 2011 02:33 AM #97
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Bill Gillhespy
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Hey, Brad, Very cool tool. Now just need to find some extra time to play with it. You're the best !
Feb 18, 2011 02:38 PM #98
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Thanks Bill - glad you liked it.  This site works great, I use it fairly frequently. :-)

Feb 18, 2011 07:10 PM #99
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Donna Gallegos
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So glad I ran across this information! I can't tell you how you just helped the quality of my life, Thanks for sharing

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Hi Donna - WOW, I always love contributing to the success of ones career, but to be a part in raising the quality of life is more than humbling, thanks for running across this and especially for leaving a great comment like that.  Awesome!!  :-)

Apr 02, 2011 12:05 PM #101
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Thanks Brad!  I really appreciate the link to this site.  It has so many uses I can't begin to tell you how much it will help us!

Jul 19, 2011 09:59 PM #102
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Hey Billie and Gary - glad you guys found this, it sure has made my life easier and less stressful!!  :-)

Jul 19, 2011 10:25 PM #103
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Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
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Wow!  What a great post and what an awesome site!  I can't thank you enough, sometimes I get a little tech overwhelmed. 

Aug 07, 2011 01:29 PM #104
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Marge - thanks.  I think you'll love both Zamzar and ActiveRain!  :-)

Aug 07, 2011 11:42 PM #105
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Deepak Verma
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Brad - thanks for this article.  As a new Activerain member, this helps me immensily.  Just used Zamzar and loved being able to convert my large JPG file to a smaller PNG file.  Makes my life so much easier - keep those tips coming.  

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Deepak - I love Zamzar and use it all the time. Glad you found this post useful.  :-)

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