File Juicer 4.7.1 review

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File Juicer extracts images from files of any kind, if they are stored inside in their original format.

License: Shareware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 1284K
Developer: Echo One
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Price: $12.00
Updated: 28 Dec 2006
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File Juicer extracts images from files of any kind, if they are stored inside in their original format. Like most text editing applications can search a text file for a word, Juicer can search inside any file format for images of the types: JPEG, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP and SWF.

PDF files contain images, which can be extracted, as PDF and JPEG.

You can search single files or in folders of files at once. When Juicer finds images of a kind it recognizes, it extracts and stores them in a new folder on the Desktop.

This is useful for image recovery, or for reading images stored in file formats created by applications you don't have. Apples iPhoto stores photo albums as aliases to the original photos in its library. Juicer can extract albums from damaged libraries.

It extracts: JPEG, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, PICT, TIFF, Flash, Zip, HTML, WAV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, MP3, AIFF, AU, WMV or text from files which contain data in those formats

Here are some key features of "File Juicer":
Extract images from a PowerPoint slide show.
Extract images from PDF files.
Recover images and video from erased flash cards
Recover text from damaged files
Extract the images and html files in Safari's cache.
Extract attachments from email archives.
Extract Flash animations saved in .EXE files.
Convert zip files which have been saved as .exe files to zip.
Extract the JPEG pictures from Canon's RAW files

File Juicer can not recognize images which are packed in other formats than the ones supported. Examples are QuickTime movies, which can contain images compressed with the JPEG algorithm, but stored differently.
Another example is Adobe Indesign, which cops up the images in small blocks, and they get unrecognizable.
Images packed in XML files, are on the to do list.
Juicing encrypted PDF's will result in images appearing white. Some PDF's are encrypted to prevent copy, and print operations, but they will otherwise view fine. File Juicer has not yet support for decryption
File Juicer is not strict in checking that the found files are valid. For instance it can mistake EXIF data as a TIFF file, because it is formatted as a TIFF file. If the images get a Finder icon, they are valid enough to be drawn by Mac OS.
Validating EPS files is very loose, and Preview will tell you if the file is valid.
When extracting files form disk images, fragmented files are not recovered. Therefore recovering files from erased disks is most successful if there has not been too much erasing and rewriting activity going on, as new files may overwrite erased ones. Disk images made from flash cards are usually not fragmented, and  have good recovery chances

What's New:
New: Menu shortcut for extracting thumbnail images from the iPod. This requires that disk use is enabled in iTunes preferences.
Fixed: ithmb extraction on iPod Nano is working again.
Fixed: Crash when processing some Canon RAW images on Tiger.

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