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July 2, 2002
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

So I wrote a little bit of useful code tonight. Weird.
It's a program called "Quvert" which is a simple to use command line application that will import graphics using QuickTime and export them based on switches you give it. (Get it? Quicktime... convert... quvert...). It works alot like ImageMagick or Image Alchemy, except it's free. And open source. And it only works on Mac OS X. And it's GPL unfriendly. :)

I'm thinking of making a comercial version of it, so people or organizations that have problems with using freeware can pay me for it and feel better about themselves. Maybe that version will have an installer or something.

The executable is here and the source is in this directory. I compiled it using Metrowerks Codewarrior 8 as a mach-o executable... so you should be able to do the same thing with Project Builder if you were so inclined. Just link against the Foundation and QuickTime frameworks.

Have I mentioned what a great platform Mac OS X is to program on lately? Well it is.

Patches and suggestions are welcome.