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Tue Aug 29, 2000 - 10:05 PM EDT - By James Hromadka

Usability - FireConverter


FireConverter, which costs $19.95, is also easy to use. On the Conversion tab, open an image file (GIF/JPG/BMP/RLE/TGA/PCX) or get the Windows Clipboard contents. Use the Options tab (pictured) to change image dithering and the grayscale number to use. When a color Visor is one day released, FireConverter is ready to convert to color images as well.

Use the Note tab to type in any notes about your image, and the Preview tab to see what the final image will look like on your Visor. There is also an About tab with version and support information.

When ready, have Auto-Install checked with your username selected and click the Convert button. It takes a few moments to finish the conversion, then HotSync to get the image on your Visor.

There currently is no Mac version of FireConverter available, but GraphicConverter ($35) can convert images to .pdb files that are readable by FireViewer. The only thing that is really missing is a zoom feature.


The FireViewer/FireConverter combo is a great way to view static images of almost any size on your Visor. Best of all, FireViewer is free!



Features 4
Usability 5
Setup 5
Cost/Benefit 4
(not an average)
- Easy to use
- Painless conversion
- Viewer is free
- No Mac FireConverter (yet)
- Converter is a little pricey
- No zoom feature


Product Info
Name FireViewer/FireConverter
Company Firepad
Size 53k
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