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Jerry3904
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PDF to JPG

#1 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:26 pm

I had a large property map scanned in to produce a PDF file, but needed to be able to modify it for the client so wanted to have it as an image file. Googled the problem, ended up here:

http://pdf2jpg.net/

Free, quick, apparently without any hitch. Is there a desktop way to do that?
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Re: PDF to JPG

#2 Post by timkb4cq » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:38 pm

Yup! The GIMP opens PDF files, will let you select individual pages or a range of pages, modify them and save them in various formats.
I've used it a number of times to do the conversion even if I wanted to use another tool for the mods.
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Re: PDF to JPG

#3 Post by GoManutd » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:46 pm

as tim pointed out, GIMP. it does a tremendous job importing PDFs. i do tons of research papers so it's wonderful to be able to extract graphs, tables, etc. straight from the PDF and still have them look really good - instead of the crooked, "i've been scanned on a flat bed scanner", look.

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Re: PDF to JPG

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:58 pm

OK, thanks. So now I have to draw irregular straightsided figures on it to designate management units. Not to sound too stupid, but is GIMP the tool for that as well?
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Re: PDF to JPG

#5 Post by DBeckett » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:07 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:OK, thanks. So now I have to draw irregular straightsided figures on it to designate management units. Not to sound too stupid, but is GIMP the tool for that as well?
It doesn't get any easier than KolourPaint.
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Re: PDF to JPG

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:12 pm

Thanks. This is an area where I become totally catatonic...
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Re: PDF to JPG

#7 Post by Utopia » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:14 pm

draw irregular straightsided figures on it to designate management units
Save the image you want to draw on as a png file and open in inkscape. Vector graphics is far superior when it comes to geometric shapes. Draw the figure.
When you're finished, delete the png file and save the figure as svg.
Open the original image in Gimp and add your new layer ("open as layer"). Merge down.
This will give you top quality, especially if you work in correct size and don't scale the finished image.
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Re: PDF to JPG

#8 Post by DBeckett » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:16 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:Thanks. This is an area where I become totally catatonic...
I know the feeling.

While you can draw lines with GIMP too, I find it unnecessarily complicated. KolourPaint is very good at just that sort of simple thing.
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Re: PDF to JPG

#9 Post by GoManutd » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:24 pm

dia diagram editor may prove helpful with the organizational unit stuff - that's it's may lot in life.

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Re: PDF to JPG

#10 Post by Utopia » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:24 pm

With inkscape you don't have to draw anything. You can manipulate shapes or lines if you pick "object to path" and use the path tool. No drawing involved at all, just pulling lines or corners. If you bend a line by mistake, there's a button to make it straight again.
Very easy to use, just looks complicated.
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