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juz10credible (MIS) (OP)
2 Nov 00 11:08
Okay here's my problem. I am trying to view some pictures that my girlfriend has sent to me! But they're saved as .max files which I can't view! I wanna know if anyone knows how to convert these files or can you recomend a program that you know for sure will! Thanx for your time and help! James
grega (Programmer)
6 Nov 00 4:18
Files with the .max extension are PaperPort files, so you'll need to download the PaperPort viewer to view these files.  You can download it from;

Hope this works OK!

dougrmitchell (TechnicalUser)
2 May 01 21:28
A Japanese site offers a utility for opening .max files (PaperPort 5.0):
Helpful Member!  UNDguy (TechnicalUser)
16 Aug 01 2:17
     I just downloaded the PaperPort Viewer 7.0 (which allows one to view and print .max files created in all PaperPort versions through 7.0 ) at:

      I'd like to know if anyone knows how to convert .max files to a more common format like .jpeg or .gif--I haven't figured out a solution to that problem yet.
Poly (MIS)
19 Mar 02 8:11
Hi, I would also like to know how to convert .max files to .jpeg format. I have been sent some very special photos & would like to convert them.
Please help!!!!          Christine
fffiii (Programmer)
20 Jul 03 13:21
ScanSoft has a viewer that will read the .max files and has an option on the file menu to Copy Page.  This will give you a cleaner copy of the page than the PrintScreen or Alt-PrintScreen.  Then you just paste into Paint or whatever.
DougRees (TechnicalUser)
5 Sep 03 20:28
I had the same problem, and found two ways to do it:

First you should download PaperPort Viewer from ScanSoft.  This program is free, but it only allows you to view the .max files, not to convert them.  Here are the two options after that:

1) You can download a program called "LeadTools ePrint IV" from Lead Technologies (  This program works like a PDF creator in that it installs as a "printer", but it is more general, allowing creation of almost any kind of graphic file (including .jpeg).  So you just go into PaperPort Viewer and "print" the file to ePrint as a .jpeg file.  This is very easy, but ePrint costs $99.  There is a free evaluation version, but it puts a nasty stamp on all images, so is not really usable.

2)  The second option is to use a "screen capture" program (like "Capture"--available as part of a free evaluation package of Corel's Graphic suite, at "";).  Then just open PaperPort Viewer, pull up the image, & capture the screen, saving it into whatever format you want via Paint, PhotoShop, Draw, etc.  This option is a bit more of a hassle, but it does a good job & all the components are free (at least in evaluation versions).

Hope this helps.
Helpful Member!  GPerk (Programmer)
5 Nov 04 13:42
If you have the PaperPort program itself, you can use it to comvert from MAX to JPG.

In PaperPort:
1. click File/Import and select the .Max file
   this will put the pic on the PaperPort desktop
2. Right click on the pic, then select Export
   supply the folder and filename to save the .JPG file

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