People need to do all kinds of different things with email. In this article, we are continuing our series on converting .EML email files into different formats. Today’s target format is the venerable .JPG or .JPEG file, which has existed in one form or another since 1987.
JPG is the most widely used format on the internet for encoding pictures. JPG image files are widely accessible and may be displayed on virtually any computer, tablet or smart phone. Because they are so accessible, JPG format is handy for a variety of reasons, including archiving image files for long term storage.
Eml Viewer Pro (also known as Pst Viewer Pro) is a multi-format email viewing tool that has strong export abilities. One of the little known features of EML Viewer Pro is its ability to bulk convert email (both .msg and .eml files) into JPG files.
The image file below shows the entire process. Download a free 15 day trial of Eml Viewer Pro for your Windows computer and follow along.
|Converting .eml files to .jpg format|
The first step is to use the file explorer on the left side of the Eml Viewer Pro window to navigate to the location where your files are stored. They will be read into Eml Viewer Pro and displayed in an organized mail list. Your list may contain one, hundreds, or even thousands of .eml files.
Select the email(s) from the list that you want to export to JPG format. To select all of the emails in your list, type Ctrol-A on your key board. To select only one, just click on it. You can select a range of emails by holding down the shift key.
The next step is to locate the drop down list on the Eml Viewer Pro main menu. Choose the JPG export profile. This simply indicates to Eml Viewer Pro that the target format for it’s next export operation will be JPG.
Lastly, click the Export button. You may be asked to select the folder where Eml Viewer Pro will save the JPG files. Select a folder and continue. The export operation will continue until the .eml files you selected have been converted into .jpg format.
|An email converted into .jpg format|
The image shown above is an actual html email file that has been converted into a jpg image. The border was not part of the original email, which was actually very long and so we cropped it so that it would fit in this article. The actual dimensions of the resulting jpg image will depend upon the length of the message within the email file.
EML Viewer Pro will append the header information to the top of the jpg file, including From, Sender, To, and Subject line. The email message will follow. The message will be rendered as a html or rich text document first, or a text file.
Currently, file attachments are not converted to jpg format, and are ignored during the processing. If you need to convert emails into a format that supports converting file attachments, we recommend this article about how to use Eml Viewer Pro to convert your .eml files into pdf.
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