# Quicktime and a decompressor

I'm converting from a .cwk document which includes images. Each image is replaced by "QuicktimeTM and a decompressor are needed to see this picture". How can I get these? I'm on Mac OS 10.15.6. I have Quicktime Player.app 10.5 (10.15.2.1)

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Wow! Is that an AppleWorks/ClarisWorks document? IIRC those images are most likely stored as PICTs, which (I'm not sure if) is no longer supported. Try selecting one of the images, right-click and Save... in another bitmap format (.jpeg, .png, .tiff, etc.), then reimport them in your LO document.

( 2020-08-15 09:04:00 +0200 )edit

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Hello, I'm not sure that Save... will accept to save the images without trying to convert them. Otherwise, you can open again your .cwk document and then save the converted result in a new file (e.g. foo.odt). Now, with the Finder, change its extension to .gz (i.e. foo.gz), and unzip it ; this will create a new repository : foo, and you will find the original images in foo/Pictures/*.pct.

After you will need to find another way to open and convert these images one by one. Maybe, you can try using Preview (unsure).

Note:

• In fact, AppleWorks/ClarisWorks filter tried to convert the document (and when it found an image, it exported it as is); after a second filter was called by LibreOffice on each image (the internal ipict filter), this filter usually does a good job, but doesn't understand how to read the new compressed formats, so the compressed image is not retrieved (only the replacement text is retrieved: "QuicktimeTM and a decompressor are needed to see this picture") .
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