New: pcdMagic is now Windows 10 compatible

What is pcdMagic

pcdMagic converts Kodak Photo CD images into JPEG or TIFF files. It runs on Windows XP,Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 systems with .Net 4 installed.


Why pcdMagic?

If you have PCD format files and you want to see them looking the way they did when you took the photo, you need pcdMagic. pcdMagic doesn't convert hundreds or thousands of different image formats - it converts just one format, the Kodak Photo CD format, exactly right, giving you your images back, just like you remember them:
  • Easy to use. Just drag-and-drop your files, and they're converted - pcdMagic optimizes all settings automatically for the best image quality.
  • Simple but powerful batch mode capability - just drag-and-drop entire directories, or multiple files.
  • No blown highlights - most Photo CD conversion software blows highlights. pcdMagic just doesn't. See why this matters.
  • Specific color profiles by film type and scanner model - e.g., Kodachome scanned by a Kodak 4000 series scanner versus color negative on a Kodak 2000 series scanner. See why this matters.
  • Adaptive interpolation - conventional interpolation can result in unsightly artifacts in your images; pcdMagic's adaptive interpolation avoids this. See why this matters.
  • Output to JPEG or TIFF. pcdMagic converts to your choice of output format. And of course, properly color managed, so you get exactly the right color rendition when you view converted files in other applications.
  • Converts any Photo CD file.  pcdMagic handles all Photo CD files at maximum resolution, even 4096 × 6144 "64Base" Photo CD Pro files and the rare "Class three compression" files that other conversion program can't convert at full resolution.

pcdMagic in the News

NDSR Boston choses pcdMagic. NDSR Boston recently performed a very detailed comparison of the various options for converting Photo CD images. While the comparison is very detailed, complete with histograms, color comparisons, etc, the result was simple - to quote from NDSR Boston, "pcdMagic is our tool of choice". You can read the whole comparison here.

pcdMagic for the Mac

Looking for a Mac version of pcdMagic? The OS X version of pcdMagic lives here: pcdmagic for the Mac

Recent Announcements

  • pcdMagic for Windows is Windows 10 compatible It's July 29, Windows 10 is officially available, and we're pleased to be able to tell you that pcdMagic for Windows is fully compatible with the Windows 10 ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2015, 2:25 AM by Sandy McGuffog
  • Version 1.0.8 of pcdMagic for Windows available Version 1.0.8 of pcdMagic for Windows is now available for download. This version updates pcdMagic for Windows to the latest version of the PCD decoder library, which offers ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2011, 5:56 AM by Sandy McGuffog
  • Version 1.0.6 of pcdMagic for Windows available Version 1.0.6 of pcdMagic for Windows is now available for download. This version fixes an issue that could result in erratic behavior, including crashing on start up, with ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2010, 3:18 AM by Sandy McGuffog
  • Version 1.0.5 of pcdMagic available Version 1.0.5 of pcdMagic is now available for download. This version has two improvements:1. A bug which could result in OS X not registering pcdMagic as an ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2010, 2:11 AM by Sandy McGuffog
  • Version 1.0.4 of pcdMagic available Version 1.0.4 of pcdMagic is now available for download. This version has two improvements:1. The path control (at the top of the browser window) now has a ...
    Posted May 11, 2010, 12:24 AM by Sandy McGuffog
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