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Extracting images from a pdf to use in InDesign

Engaged ,
Dec 11, 2023 Dec 11, 2023

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I have a pdf that is 4 pages 11x17 size and I'm needing to re-design in InDesign. The images are in rows from left to right and from top to bottom. When extracting the images are the finished images numbered in the same fashion for each page?

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Dec 11, 2023 Dec 11, 2023

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You can extract the images and load them in InDesign. Or you couls load them into Photoshop and save them as a Photoshop file, or you can place the Pdf file in InDesign like any picture and crop out the data not needed.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Each one of the images are colors and I am trying to make sure they coincide with the correct color name. I originally exported the pdf as an MS-Word file and placed it into InDesign, but can't figure out how to seperate the images from the text to reflow the page size. The image names shown in the Links palette are different than the names when I did the extract and want to make sure the name of color matches the image.

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Dec 12, 2023 Dec 12, 2023

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"When extracting the images are the finished images numbered in the same fashion for each page?"

Yes, you should have tested.

Extrated images are named:

page1-image1

page1-image2

page1-image3

page2-image1

page2-image2

etc.

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It's hard to suggest a good workflow without seeing your pdf, but you might consider using a preflight profile to separate the text and images into layers (Tools> Print Production> Preflight). Place the layered pdf into InDesign, then use object layer options in InDesign to turn off the original text in the placed pdf. You can duplicate the placed pdf and crop as needed for the new format. Compare the tint values of your final pdf to the original images using the Output preview tool.

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