What is a converter?
Depending on the field you are in, a converter is understood as a software tool that:
- Given an input (whether a file or a string), it transforms it into a variety of different output formats (for example, converting an image to a PDF file, a color from RGB to HEX format, or a number from Octal to Binary).
- Converts data from one format into another format (for example, convert euros to dollars).
When should I use a converter?
You can use a converter when you have to transform one or multiple files into another file in a different format and you don't have time or don't feel like passing those files by hand.
Also, when you want to convert something from one format to another one (such as color formats).
Could you give me some examples of converters?
For example, if you want to convert a JPG image to a PNG file, or a want convert a MS Word document into a PDF file, or simply convert a XML file into a JSON file.