File Juicer
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Extract images, video, or sound from files and folders.   Shareware ($17.95)
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File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio or text from files which are hard to open in other ways.

It finds and extracts: JPEG, JP2, 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.

Lossless extraction... File Juicer does't convert the images/sounds/videos it finds, but saves them unchanged in their original format if possible. See the manual for details.
What's New
Version 4.36:
  • Updated: Built on OS X 10.9 with XCode 5 and the latest compiler.
  • Fixed: Trial of non-JPG extraction reenabled.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5.8 or later



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File Juicer User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Afcgbbob commented on 20 Oct 2012
Hey guys, I have a request. I am running a G5 2.57 and there was another program who I sent MacWrite MacPaint, and some pre OS X sound byte files to, to try to convert them enough to be able to take them into Word, an Audio or a Paint program to complete the process. I tried it once with the people who made AppTamer but they were so stingy they never admitted that the program could do it because they would have to give me some credit for the help and they could not even let me have a serial number for my help and then they just pulled the converter to spite me.

Since then there has not been another converter that did the conversions I just described. Is there any way you could strike lightening in a bottle again. Anything I have I will be glad to send you to help in this effort. I know that there are still a great deal of people out there that have archived these files hoping that someone could come up with such a converter.

Just contact me if you would like me to help. This does not apply to those who came into the Mac OS X Universe and no nothing about the programs that existed in pre OS X. Thank you End of line.

BTW I still see people giving me negative marks for my comments. You people are really sick when I write anything and you just automatically give them. All I can say to those is when was the last time you ever had printed articles on a monthly basis for 25 year and never missed a month. I wrote for and was Contributing Editor for my User Group, Home and School Mac, Reviewer and Contributing Editor Inside MacGames, wrote for MacHome, About This Particle Mac, was a Forum Leader at AOL every Friday night to help with the MacGame Forum and did two Special Interest Groups in games and utilities that placed me on the A list with 90% percent of the companies I worked with. I even was invited to go on TV during the Holidays to show what was out for the Mac with a PC guy that I blew away when we took live questions. That still does not cover all the milestones I achieved in 25 years. So damn your insulting negative point. I had one hell of a joy ride and I still have all my User Group mags that have every one of my articles in it. So unless you can match the fun I had you all are all very sorry people.

I apologize to MacUpDate for my writings, but I am just fed up of these people who act like where the sun does not shine. All I am tring to do is be honest and try to help people about software I know so very well. End of Line...
[Version 4.31]

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Kobalt replied on 04 Jan 2013
Hey Afcgbbob, don't worry about the negative comments. Ever since MU positioned the sad face before the happy face icon it is so easy to hit the left emoticon first – I suspect that some people mean to send a smile, but inadvertently send a scowl. Anyway, it doesn't impact your RealLife™, so ignore. Here's a smile for you :)
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 19 Oct 2012
Very Good App! Excellent per the below user.
[Version 4.31]


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uiop@ reviewed on 16 Jul 2012
Singing Praises for this app. I had lost a year's worth of photographs and memories, movies of my children's swimming lessons and events at school. How it happened was my ipod was backing up, then did a software update at the same time. All of the files were saved as cache files, but I had no access to them, could not import them into iphoto because they were in an unrecognized format, and so on! Two weeks on the phone with the apple care people, when the support person took pity on me and muttered something about a third party app and hinted where I could find it.

FILE JUICER solved the problem. I opened all the cache files and I recovered EVERYTHING. It was all there, but my mac wouldn't let me at them. Strange, but it seems I am not the only person who has had the same problem. File Juicer is a problem solver. Also, I am most grateful to have the precious memories back.
[Version 4.29]


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GeoProf commented on 24 Apr 2012
Great app. But I wish the developer would add the following file types to the list of those that File Juicer can find and extract: Matroska (.mkv), .m2ts, .mts, FLAC, APE, ALAC, WAV (grudgingly), .m4p, .m4a, .m4v, .vob and .mpeg.

Otherwise, this is a lovely little utility.
[Version 4.29]

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Echo One (developer) replied on 24 Apr 2012
I don't believe those file types are embedded inside other file types on a regular basis, like JPEG files are in PowerPoint or PDF files. Perhaps you are looking for a video conversion utility?
Finder is good at searching for files with a certain extension if this is what you need.
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Scott_m29 reviewed on 24 Apr 2012
This application is outstanding. Solid performance, reliable, quick - a great deal for the price.
I have this app running all the time, use it daily. I get a lot of stuff extracted quick-like and keep moving with production. Saves me a lot of time.
Excellent.
[Version 4.29]


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Ryde commented on 25 Dec 2011
Too bad that this app does not support the extraction of CCITT Group 4 compressed images from PDF files.

(CCITT T.6 aka Group 4 compression is a very space efficient lossless compression algorithm which was originally developed for facsimile transmission of black-and-white images over telephone lines and data networks. It is optimized for documents with black letters on white background, where it typically yields output files which are multiple orders of magnitude smaller than the results of any other image compression algorithm. So CCITT Group 4 is still the best choice when storing scanned bi-level images in a TIFF or PDF file.)
[Version 4.28]


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Rsmacupdate commented on 18 Sep 2011
I tried this on a PDF file I received, however, something didn't work correctly because I received a bunch of question marks instead of the text I was trying to extract. The file I used has confidential info so I am not at liberty to send it for problem analysis. This is the end of the trial for me. I do not expect a reply as I don't see how the problem can be addressed w/o being able to look at the specific PDF file. I just wanted to mention this and thank the developer for having a trial version so I could find out without having to pay and then ask for a refund. Thank you!!!
[Version 4.28]

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Echo One (developer) replied on 17 Nov 2011
Emails are welcome - and answer email every day. If the PDF returns only question marks, it may because it is a scanned PDF which does not contain text, but photos of text. You need an optical character recognition application to handle that. I explain that in detail on my web site so you may have a different problem.

Kind regards,
Henrik - Developer of File Juicer
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Schoschie replied on 25 Feb 2012
Extracting text from PDF is a science in and of itself… even if it's really text and not image data, as the dev said, you might still get garbage out…
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Doug Eddy reviewed on 05 Aug 2011
I can't tell you how many times this app has saved my hide! It is perfect: simple to use, fast, and gives me exactly what I want. It has helped me with old files that no longer have a program but from which I need the text or graphics.

I highly recommend File Juicer!
[Version 4.28]


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Wile-E. commented on 21 Jul 2011
This is not a new version. It has the exact size and creation date as the previous release of it 4 or 5 months ago.
[Version 4.27]

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Robk replied on 21 Jul 2011
That is NOT what I see. Version 4.27 that I just downloaded from the official website has a different size than version 4.27 that I downloaded in April 2011.

July 2011 Version -- 2,615,889 bytes
April 2011 Version - 2,588,784 bytes)

I wish the developer used a NEW version number.

It is too confusing.
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Wile-E. replied on 22 Jul 2011
I can see you are measuring the size of the DMG which can be different for a number of reasons unrelated to File Juicer itself.

If you mount the DMG I suspect you will find, as I did, that File Juicer's size is exactly the same - 9,520,292 bytes (10.3 MB on disk) - on both the previous release and this "new" posting to MacUpdate.
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Echo One (developer) replied on 31 Jul 2011
I have not released a new version, but verified that this version works on Lion and checked the appropriate checkbox on my listing. The size of the disk image is changed as it is made on Lion.

For details see the "read me".

Henrik
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Pfoomer reviewed on 02 Apr 2011
I have tried a number of version of this program and my comments are..

It used to create file name as foo.jpg, now they are all cachennn.jpg

This is annoying when you want to merge downloaded directories.

No red button close app, you have to go to the program to shut it down.

keeps a list of recent items in the plist file in ~Library, what purpose, who knows?
[Version 4.27]

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Echo One (developer) replied on 21 Jul 2011
The list of recent files is for forensics use. See the manual under forensics.
P.S. I check my email more often than web forums :-)
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Merry boy had trouble on 26 May 2006
stopped extracting anything except pictures, anyone no why, i used to love this thing
[Version 4.4]

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Echo One (developer) replied on 10 Jun 2006
From the message which comes up when File Jucier starts up:
File Jucier is shareware and you can try it's full functionality for 30 days (it has been 14). There will be watermarks in some images before you register.

Kind regards,
Henrik Dalgaard

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mwab rated on 28 Jan 2014

[Version 4.36]



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Lesoth0 rated on 18 Jul 2013

[Version 4.35]



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Widber rated on 01 Jul 2013

[Version 4.35]



Antoniocau rated on 12 Apr 2013

[Version 4.34]



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mwab rated on 11 Apr 2013

[Version 4.34]



Artaban rated on 28 Mar 2013

[Version 4.33]



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mwab rated on 04 Jan 2013

[Version 4.32]



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mwab rated on 16 Sep 2012

[Version 4.30]



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ImCr rated on 13 Feb 2012

[Version 4.28]



Zicola rated on 16 Aug 2011

[Version 4.28]


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File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio or text from files which are hard to open in other ways.

It finds and extracts: JPEG, JP2, 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.

Lossless extraction... File Juicer does't convert the images/sounds/videos it finds, but saves them unchanged in their original format if possible. See the manual for details.

This is useful:
  • if you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document;
  • if you have old files you can no longer open with current applications;
  • if you receive emails with attachments you can not open;
  • if you have corrupt files or databases;
  • if you have damaged or accidentally erased flash cards for your digital camera;
  • if you receive "self extracting" EXE files designed for Windows;
  • or if this is just faster than copying and pasting from the file.
When you have extracted some files -- for instance from an accidentally erased flash card, you can then check that they are intact with QuickTime Player or convert them with other applications. For images, checking validity is done by letting File Juicer generate icons for the files. Then the files with icons are the ones which are intact.

File Juicer has Automator support so you can save just the settings you need and use them directly from Finder.


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