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Re: PDF to JPG

#11 Postby DBeckett » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:26 pm

timkb4cq wrote: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.

Thanks for that. I had no idea the GIMP could open such a wide variety of file types.
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Re: PDF to JPG

#12 Postby lucky9 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:02 am

If anyone is really serious about GIMP I'd recommend looking at the books available. There's a whole section at Barnes&Nobel, etc.
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Re: PDF to JPG

#13 Postby Smarty » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:27 pm

Another alternative is to use a site like https://convertio.co/pdf-jpg/

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Re: PDF to JPG

#14 Postby helpingothers » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:55 pm

May I suggest an open source library for PDF to JPG conversion: http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ and a free software with UI http://pdf-to-jpg-convert.en.softonic.com

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Re: PDF to JPG

#15 Postby joany » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:16 pm

If you want to keep it really simple, use the "convert" command in a terminal:

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convert input.pdf output.jpg

The "convert" command comes with the ImageMagick package. It's really flexible and it handles many kinds of file formats. There are also many options if you want to get fancy. For a list of these, enter "convert -h".

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Re: PDF to JPG

#16 Postby Stevo » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:18 pm

helpingothers wrote:May I suggest an open source library for PDF to JPG conversion: http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ and a free software with UI http://pdf-to-jpg-convert.en.softonic.com

You sure seem like a spammer when you revive a long dead thread to recommend Windows software to Linux users. If we wanted some kind of closed-source Linux freeware GUI for the conversions, with many options, Master PDF will fill the bill.

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Re: PDF to JPG

#17 Postby Utopia » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:45 am

Another problem with this post is the link to softonic.com, well known for bundling adware and worse.
It's blocked by uBlock origin:
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Re: PDF to JPG

#18 Postby eemaestro » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:16 pm

I didn't know either that GIMP could open & modify pdf files. I am glad you mentioned that.
I have had great difficulty just changing the background color of an image in GIMP. If you have found a specific GIMP book to be so helpful that you bought the book, please post its name, author, and publisher. I keep googling how to do something like what I mentioned in GIMP. But it is never simple. Like for example, how do I crop an image ? I have done this a couple of times with GIMP, but cannot remember how to do it. I have to google how to do it whenever I need to, and then sort through which website will actually help me get the task done.

joany, thank you for mentioning the convert command. I have never used it. II don't know why I'd ever want to convert a pdf to jpeg, but I'm glad to know I can do it in BASH.

If anybody knows a simpler Debian program I can use to easily crop images or to easily change an image's background color, say so. Gwenview doesn't have those functions.

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Re: PDF to JPG

#19 Postby Richard » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:34 pm

Mirage will easily crop and resize images.
Don't know about changing background, but Gimp will probably do it?
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Re: PDF to JPG

#20 Postby Gordon Cooper » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:38 pm

Have worked with Image Magick in the GUI but had no success with reading pdf's. IM brings up a checkerboard pattern behind the image and as yet have not found a way to
clear it. Hopefully it is something simple that I have missed.
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