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convert pdf files to jpeg files

Microsoft Windows vista home premium 64-...
March 19, 2010 at 14:54:40
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium, 2 gb
im looking to convert some drawings in pdf format to jpeg. i've downloaded 2 free programs but they don't work. does anyone know of some free software that will do this task?
look forward to your replies

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March 19, 2010 at 15:08:16
Interesting question, it's normally asked in reverse - how to convert jpeg to pdf, which may need some additional software. The point is that jpeg are pictures so you cannot do the process in a batch mode, it has to be done as individual pages so it may be long-winded but it's very simple.

As you are using Vista you have an built-in free tool called 'Snipping Tool', available in Programs/accessories. open the pdf page you want then start 'snipping' - capture the page and you will be automatically prompted to save it as a pdf file.

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March 19, 2010 at 15:28:57
Another way:

Open the pdf with Adobe Reader
On the Task Bar, select Edit,
Select Copy File To Clipboard

Next open Paint
On the Task Bar, select Edit
Select Paste

Now you can save as a jpg.

If you have a viewer/editor like XnView, you can also paste there and save as jpg.


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March 19, 2010 at 16:20:23
hey mmcconaghy

thanks! job done.
my head has been muzzy this week - should have thought of that myself. many thanks!

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March 19, 2010 at 17:14:11
You can also do something very similar to Mike's suggestion with PowerPoint.

I bring all sorts of pictures and objects into PowerPoint, add my own text, shapes, etc. and then Save the file as a jpg.

I don't use Paint, but I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that PowerPoint is much more robust in terms of editing and enhancing items that are pasted in or imported.

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March 19, 2010 at 19:17:11
Glad I could help.


Not knowing what the OP had installed, I used Paint figuring that it is a basic Windows program and is ubiquitous.

Actually, once you get it into the Clipboard you can paste it to a large number of places, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. etc.

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