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Converting ACORN to FLIF

The ACORN file format is associated with Acorn Sprite or RISC OS Sprite and it represents a bitmap image of up to 32 bpp. ACORN images usually store application icons and screenshots, but they can also store multiple images. As the standard file format for storing bitmap images in the RISC OS system, ACORN files are usually found on computers which run this system, such as the Acorn Archimedes. RISC OS was an operating system used in the late 1980s and 1990s, and at the moment ACORN files are considered rare and obsolete.

FLIF (Free Lossless Image Format) is a royalty-free format launched at the end of 2015 as "work in progress" with the aim of offering a better alternative for storing lossless images than the existing PNG, WebP, BPG, JPEG2000 and JPEG XR. FLIF provides similar image quality as the other extensions, but in a file size than can be up to 74% smaller. The new format uses a form of the Adam7 algorithm for compressing images, offering progressive interlacing that allows users to obtain a reasonable encoding of an image even from a partial download.

So, how to change ACORN into FLIF?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert ACORNs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load ACORN Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .acorn files you intend to convert into .flif because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select ACORNs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .flif files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select FLIF as Output Format

Then pick the FLIF as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert ACORN to FLIF via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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