Convert pdf to jpg

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I have Adobe Reader X and Windows XP.  Is there anyway to convert photos in a pdf format to a jpg photo?  I'm not very computer literate and need simple instructions.

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Claudio_González1 Most Valuable Participant , Apr 12, 2011
You could try selecting the image, copy it and then paste it in some image handling software. Don't expect great results, though.

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You could try selecting the image, copy it and then paste it in some image handling software. Don't expect great results, though.

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Hi,

In my past experience (which may not apply to today's Adobe Reader), the resolution of the reslt of selecting and copying an image from a PDF depends on how large the image is on your screen.  That suggests that the select-and-copy method just uses what's currently rendered on your screen.  If this is true, you can magnify your PDF file and then select the image to get a better resolution.

But, I don't do this any longer, because I use an application called pdfripimage, which extracts image data from a PDF file.  There may be other similar applications.

Cheers,

Ryo

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Thank you for your help.  As you can see in my previous response, I wasn't able to enlarge and save the pictures.  I tried what you suggested, but it didn't work for me.  Do you know anything about the GIMP photoshop software?  I see it can be downloaded for free as compared to the cost of the Adobe Photoshop software.

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Thank you for your help.  As you can see in my previous

response, I wasn't able to enlarge and save the pictures.

> I tried what you suggested, but it didn't work for me.

I'm afraid I don't quite understand what you mean by "enlarge". Without going into technical details,

JPEG images don't have any notion of physical size. An image viewer can display a JPEG image in

whatever size you like. (Go to the "zoom" menu and change the image's size on the screen.)

If you upload your JPEG file to a website and you see it small, it's not your fault. It's the website which

determines the display size of your image.

I don't want to confuse you, but what matters for you is the "quality" (resolution) of your JPEG image.

How many pixels does your image have? A program like Paint may be able to show such information.

I recommended magnifying the image you want to capture in your PDF viewer to get a high resolution

image, meaning, to get a lot of pixels.

>  Do you

know anything about the GIMP photoshop software?  I see it can

be downloaded for free as compared to the cost of the Adobe

Photoshop software.

I do use GIMP, but it doesn't do what you want: to increase the physical size of your JPEG image.

Ryo

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Thank you for your help.  I was able to copy and paste the picture converting it from PDF to JPG.  Unfortunately, I can't get the picture to stay enlarged.  I can enlarge the PDF picture, but when I save it, it returns to the original size.  I don't have any photo image software and had to use Microsoft Paint to copy the picture.  I tried to enlarge it in Paint, but it still wouldn't save and reverted back to the original.  When I uploaded the picture to Ancestry.com, it was so small you could tell what it was.

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Thank you for the website, pdf2jpg.com.  I tried it and it worked instantly.  My pictures retained their original size and I can read what is on the pictures.  I was also able to upload the pictures to Ancestry.com.  You're help is really appreciated.

Diane

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With this method, I can easily convert PDF to JPG without issues.

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