Convert PNG to GIF

for file in *.png; do convert "$file" "$(basename $file .png).gif"; done
(relies on 'imagemagick') Convert all .png files to .gif. This can also go the other way if you reverse the file extensions in the command, e.g.: for file in *.gif; do convert "$file" "$(basename $file .gif).png"; done If the file is named 'example1.png' it will be named 'example1.gif' when it is complete.

2009-02-15 23:39:08

What Others Think

for i in *.png; do convert $i ${i%%png}gif; done is a little shorter.
monemmer · 657 weeks and 6 days ago
and uses less execs!!
hso · 657 weeks and 6 days ago
Surely this is better: mogrify -format gif *.png
zingit · 657 weeks and 6 days ago
@zingit: ftw!
hso · 657 weeks and 6 days ago
It rocks !
eastwind · 517 weeks and 6 days ago

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