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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:01 AM
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Convert pdf to jpeg

I've tried a couple of freeware programs but no luck. I need to convert a pdf file to a jpeg to make a banner for a little league team we sponsor. Anyone out there have more knowledge on this or can do it for me, I can upload the file. Greatly appreciated
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:06 AM
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That's kind of a bizzare conversion. Do you want the entire contents of the PDF, or just a section of it?

If you have a Mac it's a 10 second process. Not sure about windows.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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Download and install "Gimp" (free). Load the PDF. Save as JPG. Also does graphic editing.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:24 AM
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or just capture the screen shot you want using print screen and dump to your program of choice.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:27 AM
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or just capture the screen shot you want using print screen and dump to your program of choice.
x2, but sometimes the copy is a little blurry.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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it's a company logo that we have used to print a banner or poster or etc. The marketing firm for this particular little league team wants only jpeg (understandable). they can then use that to print the banner for the outfield wall. They marketing firm that did the logo for us sent the file in pdf form. I'll try the Gimp software. don't think the screen-shot is gonna be clear enough to do what i need done.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Jonathan, despite your avatar, here's my $0.02 of advise.

Double check with that marketing firm, because to me, it's not understandable that they would want a jpg. Taking a jpg logo and blowing it up for a large banner is asking for problems. Any jpg you can create based on a PDF is never going to have the scalability to be made into a large banner. You're quite probably going to have pixelization and/or loss of resolution.

What you want is an EPS of the logo. An EPS is usually generated from Adobe Illustrator (or Photoshop equivalent) and is a "Vector" graphic (look it up on Google)

A vector graphic is scalable, meaning that regardless if the logo is 6" across or 6' across, it will have the same resolution. Any company that's had a logo created professionally should have an EPS version.

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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:59 AM
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jerod, inspite or your inspite of my avatar i appreciate the info. scalability of the jpeg was my initial concern but they are going to run a proof so i think i'm fairly safe there. I'm gonna see if they can use the an .eps. I use the term marketing firm loosely as i believe it is one of the dads from the team but we'll see what happens. thanks for the info!
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Old January 26th, 2011, 12:08 PM
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Jonathan,

Despite your disposition of my despising your avatar....

Here is an example:

I took a PDF of a client's logo, turned it into a JPG (very simple on a Mac) and blew it up 500%

Then I took an EPS of the same logo (sort of, different color combo) and blew it up 500%

Click the attached pictures below to see the difference. You really should find an EPS if you want to make sure the banner look right:
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Name:	jpg blow up.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	86.9 KB
ID:	35185   Click image for larger version

Name:	eps blow up.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	22.8 KB
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Send me the pdf and I will convert to jpg.

If you can get vector based artwork it would be better quality output.

I will pm you my email to send to.

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i work for a commercial printer and I too would rather have the pdf to size then a jpg- unless the jpg is 300 dpi to size and then its going to most likely be a larger file then the jpg - my guess is the banner guy you are using has a old workflow that only takes jpg - but even if thats true he should be able to open your pdf in photoshop and go from there

if you want send me the dimensions and what you want to pay and I can see if we can print it and mail it to you for the same price

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Good advice above.

However there's always an Open Source solution: http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php
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