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The command line PVRTexTool works very well for getting textures into a PVR format, but I need a way of going the opposite directions. Does anyone know of a good command line tool (or GUI with a batch mode) that will convert a PowerVR texture to a more common image format (like JPEG or PNG?)

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I think is a better place to ask. –  The Communist Duck May 1 '11 at 9:58
I'll give it a try, PVR just doesn't get much use outside of games :) –  Toji May 1 '11 at 15:50

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Inside one of the folders of PVRTexTool you find PVRTexToolCLI.exe, that is the command-line version of it. You can use a batch command on it like this:

for %f in (*.pvr) do PVRTexToolCLI.exe -i "%f" -d -f r8g8b8a8
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An error occurred in PVRTexTool: Unsupported input file format: pvr –  Tor Klingberg Jul 21 at 14:17

Check out ImageMagick - it seems to do everything, and has a good command line interface.

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Apparently ImageMagick doesn't support PVR (here's a list of supported formats) –  bummzack Jul 20 '11 at 6:57

I just used Texture Packer to do just as you ask:

for file in *.pvr.ccz; do
  /Applications/ $file --sheet ${file%.pvr.ccz}.png --texture-format png --data ${file%.pvr.ccz}.plist

It gives you a PNG and a plist of the sprite data.

It also runs on most platforms, so even if you're not on a mac something similar should still work.

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in texture packer comand line tool if i typed above coomand.. its ayind no such a dirctory.. can u explain a little more... –  seenu Apr 16 '14 at 7:07

"Image Converter Plus" can convert PVR to JPG and PNG images. You can select and convert multiple images at same time.

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Note: Windows only and not free. –  Tor Klingberg Jul 21 at 13:48

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