Bitmap to AFP Conversion

This is a tutorial to show you how to convert Bitmap images to AFP files with the help of AFP Printer.

NOTE: You can convert BMP, Bitmap, PNG, BMP, TGA, GIF, and other image types other than Bitmap to AFP as well.


How to convert Bitmap to AFP

1. Put all your Bitmap / BMP pictures that you want to convert to AFP in a folder,

2. Select one or more images to be converted to AFP, and right-click your mouse on any image, and then a menu pops up, choose Print

3. The following Print Wizard appears, and you will be prompted to choose a printer, paper size, and image quality. To convert your images to Adobe AFP, you are required to choose AFP Printer in the printer list,

4. By default you get Full Page Photo (i.e. one picture for each AFP page) in the output AFP file. You might arrange two pictures per AFP page, or four pictures per page, or even more pictures per page by selecting a layout from the layout list on the right column of the Print Wizard,

5. Once you confirm that the printer is AFP Printer, paper size is the one of your preference, just click Print button to continue. You will be asked to specify the output AFP file,

6. Here we specify the name of the output AFP to be Album2011.AFP, and the destination location is Library\Documents on Windows 8. The Print Wizard starts the conversion of BMP / Bitmap images to AFP now with a progress bar as the indicator.

                                                                (One AFP page, one picture)

                                                                (One AFP page, 12 pictures)          

7.  When the conversion completes, you get the output AFP file Alubm2011.AFP,

8. Double-click on the result AFP file, and it will be opened in IBM AFP Workbench Viewer (the official AFP Viewer),


Alternative Way to Convert Bitmap / BMP to AFP

1. Start your graphics processing software (Here, we take ACDSee, Adobe Photoshop as an example)

2. Open a Bitmap image document

3. Select from main menu "File"->"Print"

4. Select Printer "AFP Printer"

5. If you need to adjust AFP generation options, click the "Property" button on the right

6. Click "OK"

7. A dialog will pop up, assign the folder and file name of the AFP document to be generated

8. Congratulations! You have converted Bitmap to AFP document now.


System Requirement: Microsoft Windows 11, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2022, Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. Either 32-bit or 64-bit OS.


Common Conversion Pairs

           TIFF to AFP Conversion                    JPG to AFP Conversion
           BMP to AFP Conversion                    XPS to AFP Conversion
           PDF to AFP Conversion                     AFP to PDF Conversion


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